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AGCO Annual Report Now Available

AGCO’s 2010 Annual Report is available. View or download your copy here.

“The year 2010 was a productive year for AGCO. We posted sales growth and substantial earnings improvement compared to 2009. AGCO was able to generate significant cash flow, which enabled us to further strengthen our balance sheet and at the same time make important investments in our business. We also made meaningful progress on a number of strategic initiatives focused on operational improvement and market development. These initiatives are aimed at positioning AGCO to take full advantage of positive long-term fundamentals forecasted for the agricultural industry and to achieve ambitious performance goals.

AGCO generated sales of nearly $6.9 billion in 2010, representing a 6% increase compared to 2009. Adjusted earnings per share was $2.32 in 2010 compared to $1.55 in 2009.”

Martin Richenhagen
Chairman’s Message
2010 AGCO Annual Report

Click here to read more about AGCO’s 2009 Annual Report.

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Challenger Returns “Home”

On March 22, Georgia’s agriculture community gathered to celebrate the Georgia Agriculture Awareness Day. During the day the largest tractors used in the state were on display at the state capitol. AGCO was especially proud to participate in this event, since Georgia is the home state of AGCO’s corporate headquarters. The Challenger MT955C, which was recently parked right in front of the headquarters building, was sent to represent AGCO during this celebration.

The Agriculture Awareness Day is part of the Eighth Annual Agricultural Week in Georgia.

Georgia ranks first in the nation in the production of broiler chickens, peanuts, pecans and rye according to the USDA Agricultural Statistics Service. Georgia ranks second in production of cotton, cotton seed, fresh market cucumbers, fresh market snap beans, rye and spring onions. Georgia is also a leading producer of cantaloupes, sweet corn, bell peppers, watermelons, blueberries, peaches, squash and cabbage. Source: Sunbeltagnet.com

How does your community celebrate agriculture? How do you show your support or get involved?

Gleaner Introduces New Online Store

Since 1923, when Gleaner® introduced the first self-propelled combine harvester, generations of farmers have counted on Gleaner products for innovative design, efficient operation and clean harvesting. And, while these farmers take immense pride in their work, they also take pride in the machines they count on to finish the job.

Now, to show their love and appreciation for these powerful and innovative machines, farmers and dealers can visit http://www.shop-Gleaner.com to browse and buy an assortment of merchandise. Apparel, hats, tumblers, flashlights and mugs are just some of the items available for purchase.Shop Gleaner Website

“We’ve received countless requests from loyal customers and dealers wanting to know where they can go to buy Gleaner-branded items,” explains Kevin Bien, Gleaner product marketing manager. “Look no further than the new Gleaner online store. The site features a wide selection of readily available items, and makes the buying process quick and easy.”

Looking for a gift idea but not sure exactly what to buy? The new online store helps take the guesswork out of gift-giving with e-certificates. Similar to a gift card, these e-certificates can be redeemed and put toward the purchase of any items featured on the website.

The new online Gleaner store gives individuals the opportunity to shop from the convenience of their home or office through this safe and secure website. And, for those who just can’t wait to get their hands on their new gear, a variety of shipping options are available at checkout. Be sure to check back and visit http://www.shop-Gleaner.com often as new merchandise is continually being made available.

Where are you going to wear your new Gleaner apparel?

Introducing the “Build My Massey Ferguson” Online Product Configurator and Quoting Tool for US and Canada

Today we introduced an easy way to configure, price and compare new Massey Ferguson® , equipment, right from the home office of current and potential US and Canadian customers. The tool is very user friendly and intuitive to use, enabling our online visitors to gain a better understanding of the many features and options available on specific equipment and see the list price. No registration is required which makes it convenient to research equipment information and pricing details.  We know that farm equipment purchase decisions are rarely made overnight and often involve several members of a farm business, so each detailed build summary with the list price may be emailed and printed for future reference.

After mixing and match the various options, customers may choose to request a formal quote from their choice of one of the three closest dealers. Dealers are notified of the request for quote via email and receive the build summary and optional trade-in, financing and warranty information if provided by the customer.

The new sites offer additional shopping tools to help customers prepare for an upcoming purchase of a tractor, combine, baler or other hay equipment, and implements. Visitors can compare models to those of the competition using AGCO Compare , view product information, use a payment calculator, learn about special offers details on financing options through AGCO Finance

We know this tool will be an invaluable resource for customers, helping them to choose the right machine and options for their operation in conjunction with consultation with their local dealer.

So take a few moments to browse the new site and ‘share” with friends.

 

Build My Massey Ferguson:  www.masseyferguson.com/buildmymassey

Tell us, what product did YOU choose to build? Did you go ahead and request a dealer quote?

AGCO Launches Three New “Build and Quote” Websites for US and Canada

Today we introduced an easy way to configure, price and compare new Massey Ferguson® , Gleaner®, and Challenger® equipment, right from the home office of current and potential US and Canadian customers. The tool is very user friendly and intuitive to use, enabling our online visitors to gain a better understanding of the many features and options available on specific equipment and see the list price. No registration is required which makes it convenient to research equipment information and pricing details.  We know that farm equipment purchase decisions are rarely made overnight and often involve several members of a farm business, so each detailed build summary with the list price may be emailed and printed for future reference.

After mixing and match the various options, customers may choose to request a formal quote from their choice of one of the three closest dealers. Dealers are notified of the request for quote via email and receive the build summary and optional trade-in, financing and warranty information if provided by the customer.

The new sites offer additional shopping tools to help customers prepare for an upcoming purchase of a tractor, combine, baler or other hay equipment, and implements. Visitors can compare models to those of the competition using AGCO Compare, view product information, use a payment calculator, learn about special offers details on financing options through AGCO Finance .

We know this tool will be an invaluable resource for customers, helping them to choose the right machine and options for their operation in conjunction with consultation with their local dealer.

So take a few moments to browse the new sites and ‘share” with friends.

 

Build My Massey Ferguson:  www.masseyferguson.com/buildmymassey

Challenger Build & Quote:  www.challenger-ag.com/buildandquote

Gleaner Build And Quote:  www.gleanercombines.com/buildandquote

Tell us, what product did YOU choose to build?  Did you go ahead and request a dealer quote?