Where Are CLAAS Tractors And Combines Made?

Sept. 23, 2021

CLAAS is a leading European manufacturer of harvesting equipment and tractors. CLAAS holds a strong market share in Europe, and it is expanding globally.

CLAAS Lexion Combine at Farm Progress Show

CLAAS is a global agricultural machinery manufacturer headquartered in Harsewinkel, Germany. CLAAS is a family business that employs about 11,500 around the world and has annual revenue of about 4 billion euros (20% of which is in Germany).

CLAAS is a market leader in combine harvesters, and it holds a strong market share in Europe. In addition to tractors and combines, CLAAS also produces other farm equipment, including balers, mowers, rakes, tedders, silage trailers, wheel loaders, and telehandlers.

More recently, CLAAS has made investments in information technology and software. "To seize the tremendous innovation potential in agriculture, we are focusing on dialogue, benefiting the customer, and keeping an eye on the sustainable interaction between technology and the environment," stated CLAAS CEO Thomas Böck in the 2020 Annual Report.

CLAAS History

CLAAS traces its roots to 1887 when Franz Claas founded a small company in Clarholz, Germany, to produce milk centrifuges. As his venture grew, Franz Claas expanded the product offering to include other agricultural machinery, including straw binders and cutters for mowing machines.

CLAAS was formally established in 1913 when August Claas, son of Franz Claas, registered the entity. The Claas family moved the company to Harsewinkel in 1919, where they bought a larger factory to begin exporting CLAAS products to other European countries, including Holland, France and Belgium.

CLAAS developed its first combine harvester in 1930 using the fore-cut principle. In 1931 the company produced its first straw baler. In the following decades, the company ramped up production and CLAAS became the top-selling combine harvester in Europe. The company continued to expand its product offering to mowers, tedders, windrowers, loader wagons and trailed forage harvesters.

CLAAS began expanding its sales presence outside of Europe in the 1990s. It established new factories and sales locations in India (1989), United States (1999), Russia (2005), China (2012) and South America. In 2003 CLAAS expanded into traditional tractors when it acquired a majority stake in Renault Agriculture. View CLAAS dealer locations in the Equipment Radar dealer directory.


The Company's logo features the word CLAAS in bright red uppercase letters. Its products feature a color combination of the red logo, and lime green and white.


Source: Claas.ca
Note: The logo is for informational purposes only. CLAAS is a trademark of CLAAS KGaA mbH.

New MY21 Products at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL.

CLAAS Axion 950 Tractor at Farm Progress Show 2021 in Decatur, IL
CLAAS Lexion 7400 Combine at Farm Progress Show 2021 in Decatur, IL
CLAAS Rollant 620 RF Baler at Farm Progress Show 2021 in Decatur, IL

Source: Equipment Radar

Manufacturing Footprint

CLAAS has manufacturing located around the world. CLAAS makes its combines in Germany, USA, Russia and India. CLAAS makes its tractors in France.

  • Harsewinkel, Germany: Global headquarters and factory producing combine harvesters, forage harvesters and the XERION tractor.
  • Bad Saulgau, Germany: Manufactures forage harvesting machines and attachments. Also, the chopper unit of the JAGUAR is made here.
  • Le Mans, France: All CLAAS tractor models except of the XERION are manufactured here.
  • Metz, France: Manufactures balers for the agricultural industry.
  • Törökszentmiklós, Hungary: Manufactures cutterbars and drum mowers.
  • Omaha, Nebraska, USA: Manufactures LEXION combine harvesters. Until 2019 the combines produced in Omaha had yellow and black paint.
  • Krasnodar, Russia: Manufactures combine harvesters.
  • Sunchales, Argentina: Manufactures headers and other equipment.
  • Chandigarh, India: Manufactures combine harvesters. The CROP TIGER combine harvester is mainly produced in the Chandigarh plant in both wheeled and TERRA TRAC tracked versions.

CLAAS Tractors

XERION 5000-4000

CLAAS Tractor XERION 5000-4000

435-530 horsepower

AXION 960-920

CLAAS Tractor AXION 960-920

320-440 horsepower

AXION 880-810

CLAAS Tractor AXION 880-810

200-285 horsepower

CLAAS Combine Harvesters

LEXION 8000-7000

CLAAS Combine LEXION 8000-7000

LEXION 6900-6800

CLAAS Combine LEXION 6900-6800

LEXION 780-730

CLAAS Combine LEXION 780-730


CLAAS LEXION 8900. In a league of its own

Find Similar Articles By Topic

#agriculture #tractors #combines #CLAAS

Equipment Radar logo

Your trusted equipment navigator

© 2024 Equipment Radar LLC