AGCO Power Celebrates its 75th Anniversary
One Millionth Engine Leaves Factory
DULUTH, GA, April 19, 2018 – AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of AGCO Power this year. AGCO Power is AGCO’s global engine brand known for top performance and durability. “AGCO´s engine business, known today as AGCO Power, has delivered industry leading engines and power generation solutions for 75 years,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation. “We are proud to celebrate this great heritage and to announce that the one millionth AGCO Power engine was produced at our factory in Linnavuori, Nokia, Finland.”
More than 70% of AGCO products run with an AGCO Power engine. AGCO Power has been pioneering the development of emission reduction technologies and was first to launch SCR technology in agricultural machinery back in 2008. Today, its engines meet and exceed the latest emission regulations in the EU and the U.S. complying with the Tier 4 emissions standards. What’s more, AGCO Power engines are ready for stage V. Dr. Helmut Endres, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Worldwide said “Within the EU, new emission regulations will be phased in gradually in 2019 and 2020. AGCO Power started its development for the stage V a number of years ago in order to be ready for the change. High-quality engines have already been tested in cooperation with our customers in the engine laboratory and in different applications.”
AGCO Power started manufacturing engines in Linnavuori 75 years ago. Later the factory became an important part of Valtra which was then acquired by AGCO in 2004. Ever since then AGCO has continuously invested in new product development, innovative engine technologies and increasing production capacities. Today, AGCO Power manufactures 3, 4, 6 and 7-cylinder diesel engines in four plants around the world, namely, in Linnavuori (Finland), Changzhou (China), Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil) and General Rodriguez (Argentina). Production volumes have multiplied over the past decades and reached more than 100,000 engines annually.
AGCO Power’s innovations have resulted in significant improvements in the combustion process and thus offer customers excellent fuel economy. Juha Tervala, AGCO Power’s Vice President and Managing Director, “As a pioneer in engine technology, AGCO Power will continue to invest in research and development to design reliable and durable engines for demanding off-road machinery applications. Among others, we are actively exploring renewable fuel alternatives and electric solutions. We are committed to develop the best engines that allow our customers to bring their input costs down.”
AGCO Power is going to be at TUT Yrityspäivät job fair, Finland´s biggest student contact and recruiment event!
You will find us on Thursday 8.2.2018 in Konetalo building at our exhibition stand K13.
AGCO Power student event
Are you interested in engines? Would you like to know what kind of knowledge is behind the manufacturing of the world class diesel engines? Are you curious to know what backgrounds our employees have? Would you allow us to tell what kind of skills we will need in the future?
If you answered yes, please come to meet us at TUT Yrityspäivät job fair and participate also our contest. The winners will be invited to our traditional AGCO Power student event. You can find more information about the student event and how to participate to the contest here.
”We have many great reasons to celebrate! Our Linnavuori engine factory was established 75 years ago. During this autumn we will globally manufacture our millionth engine. Together with the whole Finnish nation we celebrate the Centennial of Finland’s Declaration of Independence. In addition to all these – a few weeks ago we manufactured our hundred-thousandth XU-gearbox to Bombardier Rovaniemi factory. Now it is time to celebrate! ”
With the above words Juha Tervala, AGCO Power’s Vice President and Managing Director, opened Linnavuori engine factory’s 75th anniversary celebration at Scandic Rosendahl in Tampere. All Linnavuori employees were invited to the party with their partners. Around 850 people participated the event.
XXL Team City Challenge is a event held annually in Tampere around August. The event is organized by the Tampere JCI- chapter.
It gathers over 1200 participants from the region. The participants compete in different activities which are scattered around the city. This year there was 38 different activities which tested all different aspects of the competitors including agility, logical thinking and raw power.
AGCO Power supported the event by organizing one of the activities i.e. Tractor Pulling. Usually Tractor pulling has meant something different, but this time the competitors got to pull the ~6300 kg weighing Valtra N124 hightech by using a rope. The teams got to do the task of the AGCO Power engines and physically feel why we say that “Power is our business”.
Once all the competitors had happily gotten back to the finishing line AGCO Power still received some positive feedback from the competitors. One of the top three teams mentioned that the “Tractor pulling”- was one of the most interesting experiences of the day!
Valtra held a launch event in Klarenbeek – Netherlands. For the event they’d invited dealers and distributors from all around the world.
The event was focused on the launch of the new A-series tractor which completed Valtra’s 4th generation of tractors.
In the event Valtra also launched a new SmartTouch Armrest.
“Valtra Generators were our backup on our main show and main power source for our field stations, where visitors tested the features of the new products. We powered the field stations for almost three weeks without any issues. We received interested feedback for these units from all over the world” – Aapo Aijasaho, Manager, Product Marketing & Sales Engineering
AGCO Power – Power Generation at Nampo 2017
The generators of AGCO Power where on show in the NAMPO harvest day from 16th to 19th of June at the GSI South-Africa stand. NAMPO is the largest agricultural event in southern Africa. The show had this year over 75000 visitors and 685 exhibitors.
AGCO Power and GSI is offering Power Generation solutions together for turnkey projects in the region. Close co-operation between GSI South-Africa engineering and sales team and respectively the AGCO Power teams ensures that the customers of GSI get the right solutions for their applications.
The AG60- generator that was presented at the show gathered around it good interest from the show visitors.
In addition to the products from AGCO Power GSI SA presented it solutions for grain handling, grain dryers, silos, arch bins and poultry housing. More information on the GSI SA offering can be found at their webpage.
Yearly Agrishow was held in May in Brazil at Ribeirão Preto. AGCO product launches made the show extremely interesting. From the beginning of year 2017 Tier3 emission level engines are mandatory in the heavy line machines – locally this emission level is called as MAR-1.
Simultaneously with the MAR-1 compliant engine launch, Valtra and Massey Ferguson made significant improvements to their tractors. The hard work paid off as Centurion based Massey Ferguson 6700-serie tractor with AGCO Power 44 MD Common rail engine was awarded Tractor of the Year award in its engine power category. Also Valtra’s splendid new T-series tractor was awarded Tractor of the year award but in a higher engine power category. In addition to this the T-series tractor was awarded Best Machine award in the category above 200 hp.
The T-series tractor does not only have a new beautiful look but it also contains many significant technical improvements in addition to the award winning AGCO Power 74CW3 engine. From the customer point of view the most important new feature is most likely the new CVT gearbox, which is fully automatic and with unlimited range of speeds.
Tractors with AGCO Power engines gained success at SIMA International Agribusiness Show in Paris. “Machine of the Year” awards in the tractor segment were given in the following categories:
Class ”S” – The winner was Valtra’s brand new fourth generation A-series tractor with ACGO Power three or four cylinder ECO-engine.
Class ”M” – The winner was MF 6718 S which is equipped with worlds most powerful four cylinder 200 horse power AGCO Power 49 engine.
Class ”L” – The winner was John Deere.
Class ”XL” – The winner was JCB 8000 series Fastrac powered with AGCO Power 84 engine.
AGCO POWER – Power Generation was attending the VIV 2017 exhibition, that was held from 15th to 17th March in Bangkok, on the GSI booth.
GSI Group, member of AGCO family, is a world-wide leader in the agricultural equipment manufacturing business. Specializing in grain storage, conditioning and material handling equipment, GSI also manufactures a full line of poultry and swine production equipment including feeding and watering systems, feed delivery and storage equipment, ventilation systems, heaters, and controllers. Reliable energy supply is crusial for each facility and farm and therefore large number of visitors were very interested of the GSI’s ability to supply now turn-key projects with AGCO POWER generators included.
The 60 kVA open genset shown on the fair is the smallest model in the highly anticipated range of generators equipped with AGCO POWER engines. Please check the full family on AGCO Power website at http://www.agcopower.com/en/products/power-generation/diesel-generating-sets/ag-series/
More about GSI products in Asia can be found:
AGCO Power has been producing Power Generation products in China since year 2008. At the beginning of this year the production moved from Shanghai to Changzhou. It is now located in the same plant with AGCO Power engine production and AGCO´s tractor production.
Locating inside the same facility with other AGCO production does offer substantial benefits that enable future growth of Power Generation business also on the Asian market.
AGCO Power has currently Power Generation production along with engines in Finland, Brazil and China.
Eero Tomi has retired from his position as Vice President and Managing Director, AGCO Power.
Effective from 1st January 2017, Juha Tervala is appointed to the position of Vice President and Managing Director, AGCO Power.
Juha Tervala joined AGCO Power in 1990 and holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Tampere. Juha has held Director positions in Purchasing, Sales & Marketing and Product Management in AGCO Power. From 2012 to 2015, Juha was in China setting up the engine manufacturing plant in Changzhou and had an overall responsibility of engine and generating set operations in China.
Eero Tomi handed over his operational responsibilities starting January 1st 2017 and will support his successor during a transition period until end of March 2017.
Eero Tomi served the company over 36 years and held the position of Managing Director, AGCO Power for 17 years. Under his leadership, the global engine production volume has nearly tripled and AGCO Power has become a world class engine manufacturer.
Are you responsible for the local water supply system even during a potential crisis? Or do you need to handle a transformer service without any breaks in the power supply? You can find the perfect solution from the AGCO Power line-up of mobile diesel generators.
AGCO Power has manufactured mobile diesel generators for decades. There are power levels for every single use. The entry level models are operated manually but also fully automatic and synchronized versions with remote controls are available. Other options include for example motorized cable reels and versatile cable connectors as seen on the picture below. The output power of the pictured unit is 250 kVA / 200 kW (prime power).
So feel free to ask more from the AGCO Power sales department and we’ll be glad to discuss what is the best solution for your needs!
AGCO Power – Power Generation Sales and Marketing Manager Olli Heinonen met up with the team of AGRIPRO in Senegal for product and sales training for the Valtra Generators.
During the two day training Olli trained the AGRIPRO team subjects varying from “Introduction to AGCO POWER engines”, “Installation of generators”, “Competitive advantages of Valtra Generators” as well as the importance of regular maintenance.
The training event ended in practical hands on training in small groups around the unit.
“I’d like to thank the AGRIPRO team for a really positive approach to the subject as well as an active contribution to the training. It’s great to give training to a team that actively wants to hear more about all possible details.” – commented Olli on the general spirit of the training.
Securitas offers security services to business, communities and Private customers. When security is at stake the systems must be online always. That is why Securitas Finland renewed their backup systems with reliable Finnish partners.
Eaton Power Quality supplied new highly efficient UPS systems for alarm and service centers.
AGCO Power took out the old but well-served diesel generator and delivered new customized fully automatic AG110 to supply power for extended blackouts.
The project had its surprises and challenges such as tight and difficult hauling route and two separate electrical systems, but nevertheless a successful delivery was achieved with good cooperation and in good spirit.
Welcome to visit AGCO Power’s new mobile-friendly websites. At the same time we have clarified and modernized our visual look.
Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), reports that the Antarctica2 expedition to the South Pole by MF 5610 tractor spearheaded by Manon Ossevoort has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records.
A certificate has been awarded to Lead Driver, Manon (aka ‘Tractor Girl’), confirming Antarctica2 as the first expedition to the South Pole in a wheel tractor. The certificate officially details that she “left Novo Runway in Antarctica on 22 November 2014 driving a Massey Ferguson 5610 farm tractor to complete a 4,638 km round trip to the South Pole that lasted 27 days, 19 hr 25 min.”
“We are thrilled that the amazing Antarctica2 adventure has been recognised as a world-first,” says Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Director Marketing Services. “We are all so proud that our MF 5610 tractor was chosen to make the trip and that it excelled in every way to ensure that Manon and her team safely reached their destination. It was an awe-inspiring mission that is now firmly part of Massey Ferguson’s story of achievement.”
The expedition was a tough ride for the MF 5610 tractor and Antarctica2 team who faced bitter cold, high altitude, solid ice, snowdrifts and the most extreme, remote terrain. Their daily adventures and emotional arrival at the Pole were followed by millions worldwide on social and broadcast media.
For customers keen to share in the adventure, Massey Ferguson has recently launched an MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition tractor to celebrate the South Pole trek. With the emphasis on high performance, comfort, safety and control, the Special Edition machine is equipped with a package of unique features and exclusive design attributes which reflect the many challenges of the battle across the ice. The features package includes a superdeluxe air-suspended seat, mechanical cab suspension, six LED lights, 540/540E/1000 rpm PTO and Massey Ferguson’s high-spec off-road audio entertainment system.