CNH Opens Chinese Ag Manufacturing Center
CNH Industrial has inaugurated its new manufacturing complex built in the area of its previous assembly plant in Heilongjiang Province, China. The complex extends over a total area of 400,000 sq m of which 116,000 are covered. The vertically integrated manufacturing complex includes fabrication and painting facilities.
The new facility includes a customer center as well as a research & development center with a dedicated outdoor test track that opened in September 2013. The R&D center also houses an engineering team tasked with designing components and adaptations for the domestic market. These facilities are complemented by the nearby spare parts depot and training center.
The new manufacturing plant will produce planters, tractors, combine harvesters and corn pickers along with their headers, balers and hay tools. Among its products will be the Case IH axial-flow combine range adapted for local conditions and Case IH corn pickers entirely developed for the Chinese market, as well as the New Holland T6000 and T7000 tractor ranges and BC5000 balers.