Today AGCO officially opened the doors to its new Intivity Center, the company’s first visitor center in North America, and its recently expanded manufacturing facility in Jackson, Minn. Farm Industry News editor Karen McMahon was there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to get a first-time tour of both facilities.

The AGCO Jackson expanded manufacturing center will allow both the AGCO Challenger and Massey Ferguson wheeled row-crop tractors to be built in North America. On the assembly-center tour, plant managers discussed how the facility has been expanded and how a new “kitting” center helps ensure having the right parts at the line for the particular tractor being built.

Five different high-horsepower tractor series will be built on this line: the Massey Ferguson 8600, Challenger MT600D, Challenger MT800C, Challenger MT900C and a new model to be introduced this year, the Challenger MT700D. Each tractor is configured to the order of the customer or the dealer who will put it into inventory.

Intivity Center, the new visitor center, is designed to be a historical showcase of the brands and innovations that have evolved into the products today from Challenger and Massey Ferguson. The displays and presentations incorporate a look at some of the futuristic technologies being developed by AGCO and how its global reach helps bring new technologies to North American farmers. 

For more information about the Intivity Center or to make reservations to tour the AGCO Jackson manufacturing center, visit jackson.AGCOcorp.com.