In an opportunity not to be missed, according to the firm, the Amazone Group has purchased the Vogel and Noot plough production facility based in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary.
Expanding its plough range, Amazone has bought the Vogel and Noot plough production and parts facility.
In doing so, Amazone quickly expands its range of ploughs from just five and six furrow models to a portfolio which ranges from two to 12 furrows.
The aim, says Amazone, is to make the Vogel and Noot ploughs an integrated part of its range, not just a paint job, with features from its range of Cayron ploughs filtering up and down throughout the new range. It is hoped, by next spring, we will see the new range of Amazone ploughs.
As part of a bidding consortium, a total of three investors were awarded major parts of the Vogel and Noot Group on September 19th 2016. From this process Amazone secured the plough production including rights to all the range of ploughs.
Parent company, Vogel and Noot Landmaschinen GmbH and Co KG in Wartberg, Austria, had filed for insolvency at the beginning of August 2016. Its subsidiary in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary though, was not insolvent and will be taken over completely by Amazone.
Amazone will use the Vogel and Noot range of ploughs to complement its own range of products, and this acquisition will also ensure continuity in the provision of spare parts for the current range of Vogel and Noot ploughs, it says.
With this purchase, the Amazone Group, currently consisting of five production sites in Germany, France and Russia, now adds a further facility in southeast Europe.