Valpadana

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Valpadana
Type Subsidiary
Industry Automotive industry
Founded 1935
Headquarters Fabbrico, Province of Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Number of locations 4 plants
Area served Worldwide
Key people Valerio Morra (Argo President)
Products Agricultural tractors
Revenue €447 million (2011)[1]
Employees Approx. 1600
Parent ARGO SpA
Website valpadana.it/valpadana/BrandHome/en/2433/Valpadana.aspx

Valpadana is an Italian manufacturer of tractors. The company is headquartered in Fabbrico in the Province of Reggio Emilia, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, in Italy. The company manufactures tractors for agricultural uses. It was purchased by ARGO SpA in 1995, and operates as part of the Argo Tractors Group, a division of Argo SpA. Argo is the owner of Landini, Laverda and McCormick Tractors.

History[edit]

Valpadana was founded in 1935 in San Martino in Rio, Italy. In 1954, the company manufactured its first lawn mower. In 1959, it opened a new production plant. The first tractor was produced in 1960.[2] In 1966, the company created the SEP division. The division focused on the commercialization of motor mowers. It produced its first reverse drive tractor with the driving position on a rotating platform in 1988. In 1995, the company was purchased by Argo SpA, owned by the Morra family. That same year Landini, a division of Argo, acquired in 1994, took over Valpadana.[3] After being purchased by ARGO, Valpadana expanded its production line offering specialized tractors, such as for vineyards and orchards.[4]

Product range[edit]

Valpadana offers three categories of tractors: one-way 4 wheel equal size, reversible 4 wheel equal size, and specialized. The one-way 4 wheel equal size tractor has three basic models the 4600, 6400, and 6600, these basic models each offer different versions. There are seven specialized versions of the one-way 4 wheel equal size tractor. The reversible 4 wheel equal size tractor has two basic models, the 6600 and the 9600, there are three specialized versions of this tractor line. The specialized tractor line offers one basic model, the 3600, which has six specialized versions.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valpadana will be on show at Sima 2011". Valpadana. 
  2. ^ "Valpadana tractors by power". TractorData. 
  3. ^ "Our History - 1995". Landini Tractors. 
  4. ^ "The History". Valpadana. 
  5. ^ "Complete Range". Valpadana Tractors. 
  6. ^ "Valpadana Tractors-Product Overview". AgriArgo UK. 

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