AGCO is implementing extensive measures at Fendt locations for the protection against Corona infections


AGCO is set to restart production operations at Fendt German locations. (Credit: Fendt)

US-based agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO is set to restart production operations at its German locations such as Marktoberdorf, Asbach-Bäumenheim, Waldstetten and Hohenmölsen.

AGCO has temporarily shutdown Fendt assembly lines due to the outbreak of novel corona virus outbreak.

The production of parts is being resumed after comprehensive discussions between the management, works council, company physicians, health management and the occupational safety officers on the implementation of protection measures for Fendt employees at the assembly lines.

The company has decided to implement a two-shift model on the assembly line at the transmission and tractor factory in Marktoberdorf to improve protection for employees and expand production capacity.

AGCO has conducted extensive risk analyses to implement appropriate measures in all other areas

AGCO has also conducted extensive risk analyses in all other areas of the company to implement appropriate measures.

AGCO has significantly expanded disinfection and cleaning plans in all buildings and areas of the company’s sites in Germany.

AGCO/Fendt management chairman Christoph Gröblinghoff said: “We are very pleased that the supply chains are intact again and that our highly motivated Fendt team can get back to work in a concentrated manner.

“This week the assembly lines with high daily production rates are starting again. The changeover of the tractor assembly to a two-shift model is protecting our employees and it also brings, together with other measures, additional production capacities to work up the backlog partly or if necessary completely.”

In February, AGCO introduced the new Fendt Momentum planter in North America for row crop producers.

The new Fendt Momentum planter is claimed to have been designed with versatility, establishing a new benchmark for accurate seed placement and offers technologies to overcome challenging planting conditions.