Press Release


September 13, 2013

On Wednesday, 11th September the inauguration of the new site of SAME DEUTZ-FAHR France and the Academy center took place in Cognac, France. This transfer of activity from the Senlis premises to the Cognac site is meant to consolidate the Group operations related to tractors, harvesters, implements and grape and olives care's machineries market. It is also conceived to meet the technical training needs of SAME DEUTZ-FAHR's network of dealers in France and of its in-company personnel.

The new premises, established next to the Grégoire grape and harvesters and vineyard sprayers production plant, encompass the offices and the Academy center of 1.300m², that will welcome over 800 trainees every year.

The new structure was illustrated to the distribution network together with the company strategy in France by Patrick Verheecke, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR France CEO, with the presence of Group Chairman Vittorio Carozza, Lodovico Bussolati, SAME DEUTZ-FAHR CEO, and Franco Artoni, Sales, Marketing & After-Sales Executive Director.

Patrick Verheecke especially underlined the role of the new SAME DEUTZ-FAHR Academy, "to give to dealer network the means to better advice and service the more and more demanding world of farmers and give them the possibility to get acquainted with our increasing product technology".

The official opening gave the opportunity of the presentation of the new DEUTZ-FAHR four cylinders Series 6 offering highest level in terms of technological solutions, fuel consumption, operating efficiency and user friendliness.

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