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AEI Newsmakers: April 2024

  • Fossil-free steel manufacturer SSAB announced April 10 that John Deere Forestry Oy will replace some of the steel...
  • Same Deutz-Fahr announced March 6 it has opened a sales branch in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced March 14 a conditional commitment to Lithium Americas Corp’s subsidiary, Lithium Nevada Corp., for a $2.26 billion loan...
  • Pricing lifecycle management company Zilliant announced a strategic relationship with AGCO...
  • Tire manufacturers Mitas and Trelleborg announced April 12 that, effective May 2024, they will increase global prices by up to 5%...
  • The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted Texas-based drone builder Hylio a regulatory exemption that will allow it to swarm its heavy-lift drones...
  • CEMA’s general business climate index decreased to a reading of –57 in the April survey vs. –55 last month... 
  • VDMA reported German tractor registrations down 2% year-over-year in March (flattish year-over-year in Q1)...
  • Effective April 1, José Cuadrado has been appointed global chief executive officer at Yanmar Compact Equipment...
  • In its March 11 WASDE report update, USDA’s 2023-24 ending stocks are estimated at 2.122 billion bushels of corn...

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AEI Newsmakers: March 2024

  • A Feb. 28 report from World Construction Network said Kubota had filed a patent for an audio signaling system for automated machines...
  • CNH Industrial announced March 4 a strategic alliance with Telecom Argentina to bring 4G connectivity and digital services...
  • John Deere reported that changing a 620 horsepower 9R tractor to a fully electric version would mean adding almost 60 batteries...
  • Chevron Corp. subsidiary Chevron Renewable Energy Group Inc. will close 2 U.S. biodiesel production plants amid market challenges...
  • Unverferth Manufacturing is looking to hire 45-55 additional people to support increased demand and diversification...
  • Kubota is considering making its own batteries for its ag equipment...
  • Drone, sensors and software solutions provider AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. announced on March 7 the appointment of retired U.S. Army Major General...
  • In its March 8 WASDE report update, USDA’s 2023-24 U.S. ending stocks are estimated at 2.172 billion bushels of corn...
  • VDMA reported German tractor registrations up 2% year-over-year in February (up 1% year-to-date)...
  • CEMA’s general business climate index decreased to a reading of –55 in the March survey vs. –52 last month...    

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AEI Newsmakers: December 2023

  • the U.S. replaced mainland China as the top buyer of Taiwanese agricultural products for the first time last year.
  • Jost, a producer and supplier of safety-critical systems for the commercial vehicle industry, has announced the construction of a second production plant near the southern Indian city of Chennai.
  • Amazone and FieldView, Bayer’s platform for digital agriculture, announced Nov. 22 they are starting a strategic collaboration with the aim of further promoting and simplifying the adaptation of smart farming practices.
  • In its Dec. 8 WASDE report, USDA 2023-24 U.S. corn outlook is for higher exports and lower ending stocks. Exports are raised 25 million bushels to 2.1 billion reflecting the pace of sales and shipments to date.
  • VDMA reported German tractor registrations down 4% year-over-year in November (flattish year-to-date).
  • Ag tire and wheel manufacturer Trelleborg announced Dec. 4 that its first facility in Vietnam had begun production.
  • Canadian ag equipment manufacturer S3 Group Ltd. announced Nov. 8 its acquisition of Power Pin Inc.
  • Guardian Agriculture, a developer of electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) systems for commercial-scale farming, announced Dec. 4 that it has become the first eVTOL manufacturer to begin commercial operations.

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AEI Newsmakers: November 2023

  • According to EquipmentWatch’s 2022 Highest Retained Value Awards, John Deere had the highest 5-year residual value in tracked tractors at 67.3% among manufacturers, above the 57.9% category average.
  • Northeast China could soon become a hotbed for international industrial investment, according to an Oct. 23 report from New China News Agency.
  • Yanmar Turkey announced Oct. 12 the inauguration of its Tractor Production Plant in Izmir, Turkey.
  • The Nigerian government said John Deere intends to open a tractor assembly plant in the country, according to an Oct. 31 report from Nairametrics.
  • In a Nov. 4 report from The Wall Street Journal on retrofit kits for autonomy, AGCO stated 7% of farmers globally replace their equipment every year, leaving 93% using older models as potential customers for upgrades.
  • According to CEMA, an industry trade association, the general business climate index for the European ag equipment industry has again fallen month-over-month.
  • Manitou Group has announced an agreement to acquire 75% of COME S.R.L, a company specializing in the production of mechanically welded parts, and 75% of Metal Work S.R.L, a company specializing in laser cutting. 

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AEI Newsmakers: October 2023

  • VDMA reported German tractor registrations down 13% year-over-year in September (up 2% year-to-date).
  • Sarah Porter and Kathryn Sorensen demystified water concerns in Arizona in their Oct. 7 Wall Street Journal article.
  • Indian tractor manufacturer VST Tillers Tractors is looking for more collaborations with manufacturers.
  • According to a recent report from Horsch’s customer magazine terraHORSCH, China accounts for 18% of the world’s population but only 9% of global arable land.
  • LS Mtron recently announced its Land Solution partnership with Korean ag equipment manufacturer Woongjin Machinery.
  • According to CEMA, an industry trade association, the general business climate index for the European ag equipment industry has again fallen month-over-month.
  • In its Oct. 12 WASDE report, USDA reported a 2023-24 U.S. corn outlook of reduced supplies.
  • CNH Industrial announced Oct. 12 it had completed its acquisition of satellite positioning technology provider Hemisphere GNSS

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AEI Newsmakers: September 2023

  • Germany-based Jost Werke SE has signed a purchase agreement to acquire LH Lift Oy, based in Finland, that manufactures 3-point linkages and hitches
  • trucking company Yellow Corp. collapsed into bankruptcy on Aug. 6
  • In its Sept. 12 WASDE report, USDA estimated 2023-24 corn ending stocks at 2,221 billion bushels, soybeans at 220 million bushels and wheat at 615 million bushels
  • VDMA reported German tractor registrations down 4% year-over-year in August (up 3% year-to-date)
  • Kubota plans to commercialize unmanned tractors, rice planters and combine harvesters in Japan as early as 2026, according to an Aug. 26 report from Nikkei Asia
  • Lemken CEO Anthony van der Ley forecast a 6-7% decline in global ag equipment sales for 2024 in a Sept. 10 report from Agriland
  • According to CEMA, the general business climate index for the European ag equipment industry has continued to fall

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