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.
Ford begins construction on the Basildon factory
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
Ford buys Sperry New Holland and forms Ford New Holland Inc.
Basildon plant builds limited-edition 7810 “Silver Jubilee” Ford tractors
Fiat purchases 80 per cent interest in Ford New Holland Inc. First 40 Series tractors built at Basildon
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Production at Basildon changes to the TM Series tractors
New Holland merges with Case Corporation to form CNH Global under Fiat ownership
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
CNH Global NV and Fiat Industrial SpA merge to form CNH Industrial