Company history

The CLAAS success story.

Many companies have a history – and some of them have also made history. But only a select few have had such a sustained influence on the history of international agriculture as CLAAS.

Company history

The CLAAS success story.

Many companies have a history – and some of them have also made history. But only a select few have had such a sustained influence on the history of international agriculture as CLAAS.

A family of pioneers

Kaiser Wilhelm II, the the last German Emperor, was still on the throne when, in 1913, August Claas registered a trade at the relevant office in Herzebrock in the Westphalian province. It was the birth of a great vision – inventive genius, an openness to the world and determination were the qualities that helped grow a family business into a global company over the course of a century.

A family of pioneers