KUHN Krause, Inc., has announced the construction of expanded manufacturing facilities at its manufacturing location in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA.
Construction ground breaking for a high-bay 70,000 square foot building expansion is expected to begin in April 2012. The project is scheduled for completion by calendar year-end.
The expansion will improve manufacturing capacity, efficiency and quality with new, state-of-the-art technology and use of lean manufacturing strategies. This expansion complements other investments made in 2011 at Kuhn Krause, Inc. and constitutes yet another major commitment by the KUHN Group to manufacture and distribute high-quality agricultural equipment products in North America. The total cost of this construction project, along with related new machinery procurement scheduled for this year will be approximately $5.0 million.
KUHN Krause, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of KUHN North America, Inc., currently employs over 300 people at its Hutchinson, KS location. As a producer of high quality agricultural equipment since 1916, KUHN Krause, Inc. is a recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative tillage and grain drilling equipment. KUHN Group acquired Krause Corporation and created Kuhn Krause, Inc. in May 2011.
KUHN North America, Inc., headquartered in Brodhead, WI, manufactures and distributes KUHN equipment, and operates distribution centers in the states of New York, Tennessee, Colorado, Nebraska, Washington, and the Province of Quebec, Canada.
KUHN Group designs, manufactures and markets full ranges of hay and forage, livestock feeding and bedding, tillage, planting and seeding, manure and fertilizer spreading, landscape maintenance and crop protection equipment. KUHN Group employs in excess of 4,200 people worldwide, and operates eight manufacturing companies located in the United States, France, Brazil, and the Netherlands. KUHN Group is represented worldwide through a large network of independent dealers served by a number of international marketing and distribution subsidiaries and independent distributors. In 2011, KUHN Group’s revenues exceeded US $1.1 Billion.