CNH Industrial, the holding company of New Holland Agriculture organised a “Mega Customer Meet and Delivery Function” at its new manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune recently with around 500 farmers from across India. On the occasion, the farm machinery manufacturer delivered two TC5.30 combines with cab, 40 tractors, 30 balers, and a forage harvester FP230 from New Holland Agriculture, and 27 Case IH A4000 sugarcane harvesters to farmers.
The site of the new Pune manufacturing plant, where the ceremony took place, extends over 70 acres of land. It is dedicated to the production of New Holland Agriculture combine harvesters – including the new TC5.30 model, Case IH sugarcane harvesters, and other specialty machinery.
Speaking on the occasion, Carlo Lambro, Brand President, New Holland Agriculture said: “We have a long history in India, where we were the first to offer the most appropriate mechanisation solutions to Indian farmers for improving their crop productivity. We have been able to do this by combining the global experience we developed over more than 120 years of operation, with the local manufacturing and product development capabilities we have established in this country.”
“This has enabled us to play a major role in changing the face of Indian agriculture for the last two decades with the agricultural equipment, the technologies, and the services they need to ensure their success,” Lambro added.
Stefano Pampalone, Chief Operating Officer, APAC, CNH Industrial, said, “India is an important market for CNH Industrial, and we are investing in our manufacturing plants in this country and in our dealer network, in order to achieve the productivity and efficiency they need. Our two brands, New Holland Agriculture and Case IH together, offer the widest product offering in this market, which covers the entire agricultural production cycle, as well as specialised equipment.”
Speaking on the occasion, Gabriele Lucano, CNH Industrial Country Head, said: “Indian agriculture faces the key challenge of meeting the increasing demand for foodgrains of a growing population with limited arable land. The solution to this needs for greater productivity is mechanisation, with the right equipment and effective support. New Holland Agriculture and Case IH brands are able to bring their global experience and develop specific solutions for the local market and farming conditions.”
CNH Industrial operates a state-of-the-art tractor manufacturing plant and R&D Centre in Greater Noida. In this facility it produces New Holland Agriculture tractors ranging from 35 to 90 HP for the domestic market and for export to 50 countries across the globe.
New Holland Agriculture offers Indian farmers a complete range of ‘crop solutions’ from tillage to post-harvesting, including combine harvesters, hay and forage equipment, balers rakes, rotovators and pneumatic planters, and is the market leader for small square balers.
New Holland’s combine offering includes the new TC5.30 HarveStar combine harvester that introduces a host of industry-firsts. It is the most powerful and productive combine in the market with its 130 HP engine, and best-in-class features like the Rotary Separator and double cascaded cleaning shoe with pre-sieve and 15-feet wide cutter bar. A separate maize header is also available for this true multi-crop combine harvester. The mainly mechanical components and good accessibility make the TC5.30 easy and economical to maintain and service. This combine offers farmers and contractors the lowest cost of ownership combined with the highest productivity in its segment.