Currently made at the company's Grand Island facility in Nebraska (US), North American production will be integrated within the existing assembly line in Belgium before the end of this year.
Part of a strategy announced recently by CNH Industrial CEO Hubertus Mühlhauser to optimise and simplify the company's production processes, there is no information on how many combines the plant plans to produce each year or how many extra jobs will be created.
The Belgian facility, which currently provides work for around 2,300, also manufacturers the larger CX combines, FR self-propelled forage harvesters and BigBaler large square balers.
Case IH rotary combines will continue to be made at the Nebraska plant and the space vacated by the CR machines will be used for welding activities for combines and other machines made at the plant.
Smaller CR combines will continue to be made at the CNH Industrial facility plant at Sorocaba in Brazil.