Comer Industries awarded Supplier of the Year (Innovation) by Claas


During the 12th Claas Suppliers’ Day, Comer Industries was awarded the Supplier of the Year award in the Innovation category by the German group, a world leader in the production of machinery and equipment for agriculture.

The event was attended by 770 guests and hosted at the Claas Technopark in Harsewinkel, Germany. The group was represented by Hans Lampert, in charge of group executive board for finance and controlling, and Rüdiger Mohr, VP corporate purchasing. Comer Industries managing director Matteo Storchi and key account for Claas, Dante Baruffi, were present.

The Suppliers’ Day began with the presentation of the Claas 2015 results, illustrating improved revenues compared with the previous year, despite the difficult economic environment.

The agricultural sector has suffered from a significant decline due to the global economic downturn, the fall in agricultural commodities prices, and the slowdown in the economies of the BRICS. The Claas Group and Comer Industries continued however to invest in innovation and confirm their leading position in this market.

The partnership between Comer Industries and Claas started in 1987 and has continued over the years thanks to the development of innovative solutions for the kinematics of the customer and the ability to make prototypes, pre-series and series within the time required by new machinery development.

Transmissions made jointly for rotary rakes, corn and grain headers, and for the combines and forage harvesters, were specifically significant for the growth of both companies.

“This award is not a finish line for us but a further incentive to improve our performances and meet future challenges together with our partners,” said Matteo Storchi.

February 19, 2016

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