Sept. 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Deere & Company said today it will invest approximately
to create the capacity for manufacturing its popular 8R tractors at the company's
factory – an action that enhances John Deere's ability to serve customers in the important Brazilian market.
"Our customers in
are investing in higher horsepower tractors in the range offered by the 8R model," said
Mark Von Pentz
, president, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division. "Our decision to manufacture the 8R in
should allow the machine to be eligible for FINAME financing – the public program that targets investment in
John Deere has a long history in
, starting in 1979 when Deere first invested in a joint venture in the country. In 2008, Deere announced its decision to construct the
factory to increase its capacity for tractor production in the country.
Deere builds several models of tractors at the
facility but none in the high horsepower range offered by the 8R – a tractor model that is a key component of the farming systems utilized by highly productive farms around the world.
"As we have recently stated, demand for John Deere equipment has remained strong both in North and
. "Our customers are finding productivity gains in using the significant technology designed into the 8R and we want to continue to meet our customer demand as
enhances its position as one of the breadbaskets of the world."
Deere currently manufactures 8R tractors in
and will continue to do so for markets around the world. Deere said re-configuration of the
factory will begin in later this year and it expects to be producing 8R models in
by late fall 2015. Deere said the investment in
will also increase the company's use of suppliers in the region.
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