Company celebrates its 10th anniversary in Cordoba with investments, products focused on Artificial Intelligence and cutting edge solutions for its customers
CNH Industrial, a global leader in the development and marketing of agricultural and construction machinery, is celebrating 10 years of uninterrupted production at its Ferreira factory, located in the industrial area of Cordoba.
It was May 7, 2013 when the company today decided to launch a state-of-the-art plant that meets the highest manufacturing standards and produces world-class machinery for customers in Argentina.
With an initial investment of US$450 million, the story dates back to 2011, when the foundation stone for the current factory was laid, with a production capacity of 2,000 combines and 4,000 tractors per year.
“This anniversary makes us proud and invites us to redouble our efforts to remain leaders in the manufacture and sale of agricultural machinery in the Argentine market. We want to continue contributing to the growth of the Argentine economy and job creation in the country, through investments in technology, in the training of our personnel and in strengthening our local supply chain”, assures Marcus Chestever, Country Manager. CNH Industrial in Argentina.
US$30 million for factory expansion, new products and services, and a more modern dealer network.
From 2021, the company is developing a new investment cycle with a dealer network of approximately US$30 million to continue developing areas such as manufacturing, purchasing, product marketing and engineering, with the aim of industrializing new products, in addition to new customers Can go Service points and investments in real-time monitoring centers for Case IH and New Holland equipment.
The main objectives of investment in the plant include improving production flows, increasing production capacity, expanding warehouses, building new areas, increasing volumes and creating new jobs.
The company made significant improvements to its line tracking system under the Poka-Yoke system and remodeled its covered storage areas. With a strong focus on the safety and comfort of its employees, the company developed a new fire network room, allocated resources to its fire station to purchase a new unit, and built a new guard post.
Investments in the manufacturing sector considered acquisition of electronic equipment, expansion of areas for manufacturing new products, transfer of booths to improve internal flows and new areas for sub-groups.
In the logistics sector, and with the aim of improving plant flow and achieving greater efficiency in resources, new industrial vehicles for supply and storage were acquired to achieve greater efficiency in storage capacity, vertical with additional height storage systems Taking advantage of the location. In addition, a new reception was built to increase storage capacity.
One aspect to highlight is the acquisition of a new test booth for combiners with artificial intelligence and which are being produced at the plant. This acquisition includes a technical innovation with advanced software that allows a comprehensive check of the machines’ components and technical sensors.
The investment also includes improvements to the plant’s training and innovation center, where more than 2,500 technicians from Argentina and other South American countries are trained and trained annually.
Another aspect to highlight is the opening of New Holland Agriculture’s Central Intelligence and Case IH’s AFS Connect Center. These monitoring and remote diagnostic centers operate in the plant and provide real time service to the customers with the help of highly qualified experts.
Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Agriculture, Today
The incorporation of artificial intelligence into agricultural machinery has revolutionized the field thanks to the integration of sensors, automatic learning algorithms and systems, which allows data to be collected, processed and analyzed for better decision making in the field.
CNH Industrial, through its Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands, manufactures combine harvesters in Cordoba, incorporating technologies thought to improve operational efficiency and accuracy, reduce operating costs and crop yields Is.
The Axial Flow Series 250 line of combines with automation features AFS Harvest Command automation, an intelligent self-regulating system with four harvest modes that, thanks to its 16 sensors located in the machine system, additionally provides 15% more productivity does. To simplify operations in the field.
With these innovations, the machine assumes command of 9 controls that were previously the responsibility of the operator. It is now up to the operator to choose between grain quality, balanced performance, maximum performance and fixed performance modes and the machine will prioritize this option in its self-regulation. To manage all this, the automation is capable of providing 1,800 daily interventions during harvesting operations.
Whereas, the New Holland Agriculture CR 7.90 Intellisense combine features My PLM Connect connectivity solution, a platform that allows remote monitoring and management of field, fleet and data from anywhere, at any time, optimizing uptime and improving productivity does.
Thanks to its integrated sensors and technologies, it is possible to read data every 20 seconds, making preventive adjustments as crop conditions change. In addition, it has a double roto with multiple configurations and independent tail lift.
With this innovation, the manufacturer can pre-configure the machine according to their different production strategies, such as minimum possible losses or maximum operational efficiency.
Greater capillary and state-of-the-art service
Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are in the process of expanding their dealer network by opening and modernizing branches, expanding service areas, workshops and training technicians.
Within this framework, for the period between 2021 and 2023, Case IH developed eight new projects focused on connectivity and the establishment of AFS Connect Centers at its dealerships. Furthermore, the brand plans to continue expanding its influence in new territories with the opening of two new branches.
New Holland Agriculture, for its part, introduced the Smart Dealer concept, which aims to modernize dealerships through digitization, connectivity and integration of key services through central intelligence, which will soon reach every member of the network.
“Our brands continue to demonstrate why CNH Industrial is one of the most innovative companies in Latin America. Our focus is on the customer and that is why we are investing heavily in end customer service through digitization and connectivity in association with strategic partners like our dealers.”