McCormick Tractors International Ltd. manufactures a complete range of tractors for agricultural and general use. The company was formed in 2000 when Case IH divested assets in order to gain European Union regulatory approval to merge with New Holland Ag. The initial assets of McCormick were the Case IH tractor manufacturing plant in Doncaster, England and the rights to the Case IH model C, CX, MXC and MX Maxxum tractors. Most of the remainder of the Case IH and New Holland assets became CNH Global.
McCormick is a subsidiary of ARGO SpA.
The Doncaster plant was the headquarters of the McCormick company, named for the McCormick family of Chicago. The plant has a long history of producing tractors previously for Case IH and International Harvester.
In December 2006, ARGO SpA announced that the Doncaster facility was to close with the loss of around 325 jobs. The statement immediately hit the local news, not only for the job losses, but also because the announcement came a week before Christmas. All McCormick tractor production moved to Fabbrico, Italy. The Fabbrico site previously was the main Landini factory, but now manufactures equipment for several brands in the ARGO group.
The last tractor rolled off the Doncaster assembly line in December, 2007, an XTX series tractor. The Russian company KamAZ is negotiating to purchase the tooling for the XTX series. McCormick still maintains a sales and marketing office at the site, but McCormick has already sold the Doncaster plant and is leasing it back until they conclude business there.
- "Tractor factory in Doncaster is to close with the loss of 325 jobs". BBC News. 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
- "McCormick Doncaster tractor factory shuts its doors".
- "McCormick could get Russian link". Farmers Gardian. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
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