Case IH is the premium brand for professional agricultural machinery. More than 160 years of experience stand for first class agricultural technology when it comes to the development and sales of tractors, combine harvesters and hay balers.
20 years after the company was established by Jerome Increase Case in 1983, the first steam engine for agricultural work was produced. The first tractor factory was created in 1913 near to Racine, Wisconsin. In 1985 Tenneco took over the agricultural machinery manufacture. As a result of this merger the subsidiary company ‘Case IH’ was formed. This coalition of both producers created considerable strategic advantages for them. The market share for tractors suddenly increased to 35% in the USA, the dealer network was broadened and in the area of agricultural machinery the gaps in the product range were able to be closed. In 1985 Case acquired shares of International Harvester and then went on in 1994 to buy the company entirely. 2 Years later the take-over of the Austrian producers, Steyr, followed. In 2000 Case and New Holland merged to create the company, CNH. Since this point in time, Case IH belongs to the Fiat concern.
CNH Global is the worldwide second biggest producer of agricultural machinery as well as being a manufacturer of construction machinery. In the agricultural division, modern machines for agricultural work, such as tractors, combine harvesters, cotton and sugar cane machines and also special machinery, are produced. The headquarters of the company are in Racine, in the US state of Wisconsin. CNH generated with nearly 30,000 workers a sales volume of 11.9 Billion Euros. Furthermore, CNH builds, in the agricultural branch, the largest towing vehicles in the world. The Case IH Steiger generates such an output with its 16 tonnes and 600PS that it is not comparable with European dimensions. Such machinery is needed in order to work the endless fields in Iowa, Minnesota or North and South Dakota. It is not the exception that such field are 10,000 Hectares bigger or more.