Kemper enters the cracker business

Maschinenfabrik Kemper has established a strategic agreement with US-firm Scherer Inc. to offer kernel processors and rolls for various brands of SPFH.

by Steven Vale

25 Jun 2019

John Deere has installed Scherer processors in its forage harvesters for the past year and Kemper is taking over the distribution rights for Scherer kernel processors and replacement rolls for other forage harvester brands in Europe,  the Far and the Middle East as well as the CIS states, Asia and South America.

The new processors will be made to Kemper design specifications. All components are manufactured in metric dimensions, and the processors are sold in the Kemper colours under the ProfiCracker product name. All products will be supported by the Kemper dealer network.

Replacement rolls for Claas crackers and Krone conditioners will also be available. “We want to deliver all the requirements for excellent kernel processing while at the same time providing a significantly longer roll lifespan,” said Kemper sales and marketing manager Georg Wigger. “We are also in discussion with other SPFH manufacturers about a possible collaboration.”

Processor rolls for current Claas and Krone forage harvesters will be available for sale on a limited basis for the 2019 harvest season. The ProfiCrackers will officially be available next year.

Based in South Dakota, Scherer reckons to be the leading US manufacturer of kernel processors and rolls for SPFH and stationary grain mills.