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Tracing the timeline

While production at New Holland’s Basildon U.K. factory has been uninterrupted for the past 50 years, it has been affected by some major corporate changes. Here’s a look at some of the milestones.

1962
Ford begins construction on the Basildon factory

1964
On May 15 the Basildon factory opens its doors the same year Sperry New Holland buys a major interest in European manufacturer Claeys, giving it a combine

1986
Ford buys Sperry New Holland and forms Ford New Holland Inc.

1989
Basildon plant builds limited-edition 7810 “Silver Jubilee” Ford tractors

1991
Fiat purchases 80 per cent interest in Ford New Holland Inc. First 40 Series tractors built at Basildon

2000
Production at Basildon changes to the TM Series tractors

1999
New Holland merges with Case Corporation to form CNH Global under Fiat ownership

2011
As a result of a “de-merger” Fiat splits into two groups: Fiat SpA and Fiat Industrial SpA. CNH Global (and therefore New Holland) fall under Fiat Industrial Group’s ownership

2013
CNH Global NV and Fiat Industrial SpA merge to form CNH Industrial

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Scott Garvey

Scott Garvey is a freelance writer and video producer. He is also the former machinery editor at Grainews.

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