Krone Doubles Its BiG X Forage Harvester Production Capacity
Spelle, Germany, July 2013 - Construction work for the new production hall is in full swing at Krone's Spelle headquarters, where BiG X production is scheduled to start on October 15. The new 870’ by 89’ building will feature the most innovative assembly lines and a high-shelf stockroom that meets a custom logistics concept. It will also have end-of-line test stands, where the finished machines will undergo extensive function checks.
"Currently our annual output of forage harvesters is 300. For the future, we are targeting an output of about 600 units. To reach this ambitious goal, we had to expand our BiG X production capacity significantly. However, this could not be achieved by expanding our existing production hall and so we decided to build a new one. Of course, this is state of the art," Bernard Krone explains.
The targeted 50% increase in unit numbers is based on an increasing demand for BiG X forage harvesters on the one hand and on our activities in new markets, such as China, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay on the other hand. Krone's new BiG X production hall is a €10 million investment.