In separate press releases, both companies announced partnerships with MacDon Industries concerning the manufacturing and distribution of co-branded combine draper headers.
New Holland's press release stated "MacDon will distribute a full line of co-branded combine draper headers through New Holland dealers worldwide, with the exception of South America, beginning early 2022." Case IH's press release stated, "Case IH has announced a partnership with MacDon Industries Ltd. to manufacture co-branded draper headers designed for Case IH Axial-Flow combines. The new line of draper headers will be available to order in early 2022 at Case IH Dealers on a worldwide basis, with the exception of South America."
“Case IH and MacDon have a shared legacy and goal of making harvesting easier and more productive for North American farmers,” said Scott Harris, Case IH global president. “By pairing Case IH’s industry-leading portfolio of Axial-Flow combines and a robust dealer network with MacDon’s draper header expertise and products, we aim to deliver a best-in-class harvesting package for producers.”
“Since New Holland first pioneered the Twin Rotor combine in 1975, our brand has always focused on delivering the highest grain quality and lowest crop loss for our customers,” said Carlo Lambro, brand president, New Holland Agriculture. “By leveraging the strength of New Holland’s world-leading combine harvester product line and dealer network with MacDon’s world-leading combine draper header expertise and products, together we will provide a best-in-class harvesting package for our dealers and customers.”
The new, co-branded draper headers will compliment New Holland’s wide offering of combine headers. Production of New Holland’s Varifeed grain headers and CornMaster corn headers will continue, allowing the brand to offer the best header solutions for all customers.