John Deere Opens Brazilian Facilities
John Deere has opened two new construction equipment factories in Indaiatuba city, São Paulo State, Brazil, one of which is part of a joint venture with Hitachi Construction Machinery.
Total investment in the site was $180 million, with Deere’s share working out to approximately $124 million. The machines that will be manufactured by John Deere are the 310K backhoe and the 524K, 544K, 624K, 644K and 724K wheel loaders.
As part of its venture with Hitachi, Deere’s 160G, 180G, 210G, 250G and 350G excavators will be manufactured at the site, along with Hitachi’s ZX160, ZX180, ZX210, ZX250 and ZX350 excavators.
“The investment’s potential in infrastructure is very high in the country (which is) what makes us very confident in the success of this business,” said Michael Mack, president of Deere’s Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division.