Massey Ferguson and Woods Equipment Enter Into Agreement
DULUTH, Ga. (Sept. 15, 2014) — Massey Ferguson®, a tractor brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), and Woods®, an implement and attachment brand of the Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture Division of Blount International (NYSE: BLT), have joined together to provide the highest quality implements paired with the highest quality tractors.
"Through this agreement, customers have access to more than 70 Woods implements paired with Massey Ferguson tractors," says Jerry Johnson, president of Blount International's Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Division. "We're proud to provide Massey Ferguson dealers a broader product offering and to have sales of these implements supported by AGCO Finance programs."
Woods rotary cutters, finishing mowers, flail shredders, rear-mounted snow blowers and landscape equipment will be painted to match Massey Ferguson tractors and will be available at participating Massey Ferguson dealerships.
Some Massey Ferguson dealers already carry Woods products. Now, many more Massey Ferguson dealers will have an opportunity to sell the combined equipment.
"We are always looking for ways to make our customers' lives easier," says Alistair McLelland, AGCO vice president of North American marketing. "We believe that leveraging the Woods reputation for reliability and innovation is a great match for the Massey Ferguson brand. Our customers can go into one dealership, buy one package, have one finance program, all while receiving the highest quality tractor and implement combination."
For more information about Woods or to find a dealer near you, visit www.woodsequipment.com.
For more information about Massey Ferguson, or to find a dealer near you, visit www.masseyferguson.us.
Massey Ferguson is a worldwide brand of AGCO. Woods is a worldwide brand of Blount International.
With a reputation for innovative, high-quality implements and attachments, Woods brand products are sold throughout North America — as well as in Europe, Latin America, and Australia — through a dealer network of agricultural, landscape, and construction professionals. Woods products are manufactured to American Welding Society standards; tested in rigorous, real-life conditions; and comply with recommended industry safety standards. Woods, a brand of Blount International's Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Division, is headquartered in Oregon, Illinois. Visit www.woodsequipment.com for more information.
AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed globally through approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2013, AGCO had net sales of $10.8 billion. http://www.agcocorp.com/