AGCO Parts celebrated the grand opening of its expanded Independence, Mo., parts distribution center. From left to right, Hans Lehmann, vice president, AGCO Parts, NA; Brian Lang, Lang Diesel, Inc., Hays, Kan.; Bob Crain, vice president, general manager AGCO, NA; Steve Manzer, Manzer Equipment, Inc., Osmond, Neb. and Ron Regier, Regier Equipment Company, Madrid, Neb.

A storage facility expansion means AGCO customers in Missouri and 6 other states will have faster access to parts when needed. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday highlighting the underground unit at the Carefree Industrial Park located just east of 291 in Independence. Vice President of the AGCO Parts Division for North America, Hans Lehmann says the growth makes the KC Distribution Center a full service location…Agco-1-ja  

L to R: Joe DiPietro, Hans Lehmann and Bob Crain

 

The expanded underground storage unit will servce dealers in 7 states including Missouri.

 Inventory at the almost 1-million-square-foot unit has been increased by 40% and they’ve added 9 employees to the workforce. To highlight the new distribution system, AGCO dealers traveled from as far away as Texas and Nebraska to tour the facility which will be available when it’s crunch time.Agco-2-ja
 

The location will house around 100,000 AGCO equipment parts.

 Senior Manager, Strategy & Performance Improvement, Joe DiPietro says more than 100-thousand parts are on hand at the site…Agco-3-jaA spring like 2012, when farmers are in the field earlier than usual, could have been a challenge however..

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 Senior Vice President and General Manager of AGCO North America, Bob Crain says the company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few years. The expansion in the Jackson county facility is just one piece of the puzzle..Agco-5-ja  

The convienient location will lead to faster and more affordable parts delivery.

And much of the R & D has led to impressive gains in the field for growers…Agco-6-jaClick to hear the full interview with Senior Vice President and General Manager of AGCO North America, Bob CrainAgco Bob Crain

Click to hear the full interview with Senior Manager, Strategy & Performance Improvement, Joe DiPietro

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Click to hear the full interview with Vice President of the AGCO Parts Division for North America, Hans Lehmann

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AGCO recently brought a tractor production facility back to the United States from France. As a whole, the company has added 264 employees to the US payroll.