AGCO has invested around 100 million euro with the aim of strengthening AGCO Power manufacturing capabilities in Linnavuori (Finland). The investment program started in 2019 and is worthy a new and expanded assembly plant and a logistics center. All this help AGCO Power (here are the ‘winning engines’ of the latest Tractor of the year awards) modernize and streamline their engine manufacturing process.
AGCO Power investing in Linnavuori, waiting for a new engine family
«Despite a tight schedule and the global COVID-19 pandemic, the investment project has progressed as planned. The investments at the Linnavuori plant enable a more efficient and streamlined production process. Upgrades such as the automated logistics center and state-of-the-art robotics support improved quality, cleanliness and work ergonomics. In addition, the investment paves way for the launch of production of a new engine family by the end of 2022. The successful completion of the project makes AGCO Power’s position in the global powertrain market better than ever. The new engine product family that is being developed will serve AGCO brands (Valtra, Fendt and Massey Ferguson) more effectively and offer future solutions to customers in the off-road machinery market», said Juha Tervala, CEO of AGCO Power.
Enhancing the machining line
Part of the investment was a multi-million euro overhaul to the plant’s machining line. Once fully operational, the 100 percent automated machining line enables flexible manufacturing of components in-house, reducing costs and increasing control over the production process.
AGCO Power currently manufactures engines at four plants: Linnavuori, Changzhou (China), Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil) and General Rodriguez (Argentina) with an overall capacity of over 100,000 engines per year.