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.

2003 – 2013: Growth against the background of globalisation.

The first tractor produced in CLAAS green, a CLAAS ARES 566 RZ

2003

CLAAS expanded its tractor product range by acquiring a majority in Renault Agriculture. The family company CLAAS advanced from being a manufacturer of harvesting machines to the status of longliner. At the French plant in Le Mans, the first green CLAAS tractors left the production line on 1 October 2003.

2003

The 400,000th CLAAS combine harvester – a LEXION 480 – left the production halls in Harsewinkel.

2005

CLAAS invested in the growth market of eastern Europe by laying the foundation stone for a new combine plant in Krasnodar.

2007

Laying of the foundation stone for a second Indian combine harvester facility in Chandigarh.

The LEXION 770 TERRA TRAC making the successful attempt on the world record in the United Kingdom

2010

The joint venture UZ CLAAS Agro LLC commences production of CLAAS machines in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

2011

Guinness world record: the LEXION 770 TERRA TRAC set a new world record in the United Kingdom, harvesting 675.84 t of wheat in eight hours.

Partners, directors and employees all celebrated the 450,000th combine harvester and the 10,000th TUCANO

2012

Laying of the foundation stone for a new sales and communication centre at company headquarters in Harsewinkel.

CLAAS presented the system CEMOS AUTOMATIC, which offers fully automatic setting of machine functions in the LEXION large combine harvester. The system independently applies the ideal machine settings. It continuously performs residual grain separation and cleaning, and constantly adapts the machine to the harvesting conditions.

2013

The 450,000th combine harvester, a LEXION, rolled off the production line. The 10,000th TUCANO was produced in the same week.

CLAAS milestones