December 12, 2013
Mitas will supply combine, tractor tires to Claas
Pictured left to right are: Janbernd Geismann, Claas; Andrew Mabin, Mitas; Jaroslav Čechura, Mitas CEO; Tomáš Němec, ČGS Holding a.s.; Julia Hadkinson, Claas; Christelle Cugniere, Claas; Roland Sobisch, Claas; Jens Steinhardt, Mitas; and Ruediger Feldkamp, Claas. (Photo by: Jiří Šimánek 2013.)
Mitas a.s., the Czech Republic-based parent company of Mitas Tires North America Inc., announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas KGaA mbH where Mitas will supply Continental and Mitas branded farm tires for Claas combines and tractors.
“Our cooperation with Claas is excellent. We are continuing our collaboration, which dates back to 2004, when Mitas acquired the Continental farm tire manufacturing division,” says Andrew Mabin, Mitas’ Marketing and Sales director.
“One of the proof points is the supplier award from 2011, when Claas awarded Mitas as Supplier of the Year for Innovation for Mitas’ CHO tire.”
Today Claas uses Mitas manufactured Continental and Mitas branded farm tires in its plants for combines, tractors and forage harvesters in the U.S., Germany, France and Russia. In recent years, Mitas has become one of the major tire suppliers of Claas globally.
Mitas says the main purpose of the agreement is the optimization of the manufacturing and logistic delivery procedures of Mitas tires to individual companies in the Claas group.
“Our aim is to achieve the greatest possible satisfaction of Claas and their customers,” says Jens Steinhardt, Mitas’ Key Account manager.
For more news on Mitas see:
One year later: Mitas Czech plant at full capacity
U.S.-made Mitas VF tire debuts in Europe
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