McCormick Tractors

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McCormick Tractors International Ltd.
Subsidiary
Industry Agriculture
Founded 2000
Headquarters Fabbrico, Italy
Number of employees
1100
Parent ARGO SpA
Website www.mccormick-traktoren.de
McCormick MTX120

McCormick Tractors International Ltd. was the company 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, the rights to the Case IH model C, CX and MX-C and a licence to build MX Maxxum tractors. Most of the remainder of the Case IH and New Holland assets became CNH Global.

McCormick Tractors International Ltd was a subsidiary of ARGO SpA until production was transferred to the ARGO Tractors factory in Italy and 'McCormick' became a brand only.

The Doncaster plant was the headquarters of the McCormick company, named for the McCormick family of Chicago. The plant had a long history of producing tractors for Case IH and International Harvester and under its new ownership continued to produce tractors for Case IH under the terms of a European anti-trust agreement.

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.[1] All McCormick tractor production moved to Fabbrico, Italy. The Fabbrico site had been the main Landini factory and together with other ARGO Group factories in the area has since manufactured a common line of products carrying the Landini and McCormick brands.

The last tractor rolled off the Doncaster assembly line in December 2007, an XTX series tractor.[2] The KamAZ company purchased and transferred the assembly line with a view to assembling a version of the XTX series tractor in Russia. [3]

International sales, service support and marketing activities transferred to the Italian factory and an independent distributor took on these responsibilities for Great Britain, and also for all of Ireland in 2017.

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  1. ^ "Tractor factory in Doncaster is to close with the loss of 325 jobs". BBC News. 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. ^ "McCormick Doncaster tractor factory shuts its doors". 
  3. ^ "McCormick could get Russian link". Farmers Guardian. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 

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