Combining forage wagon and baler production is a corporate decision by Fendt parent company AGCO, which acquired both production sites when it purchased the Lely Group’s forage division in 2017.
The move will not only result in a higher cost efficiency. “Our location in Wolfenbüttel is perfect in size and structure for further expansion of the production capacities,” comments Christoph Gröblinhoff, vice president and managing director of AGCO/Fendt. “In the future, we expect even stronger synergies that will arise through the collaboration of the development specialists for balers and loading wagons.”
The 70 employees affected by the closure of the Waldstetten plant will be offered suitable solutions. Many will be offered a job offer at the Wolfenbüttel, Asbach-Bäumenheim (cabs) and Marktoberdorf (tractors) sites.