Case New Holland Belgium N.V. (CNH)

Zedelgem, Belgium

CNH Case New Holland is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Created in 1999 through the merger of New Holland N.V. and Case Corporation, CNH is a global company, supported by 39 manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Latin America, China, India and Uzbekistan; 25,000 employees and about 11,500 dealers in 160 countries but with a major footprint (>50%) in Europe. CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its four Case and New Holland brand families, all backed by the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations while offering customers the choice and specialization they expect from each brand. Through this enterprise and innovation, vision and commitment, CNH's brands provide customers with a full range of equipment to meet needs for all regions, from its industry-leading tractors to specialty grape harvesters and massive combine harvesters in agriculture, from agile skid steer loaders to powerful hydraulic excavators in construction. One in three combine harvesters and backhoe loaders, one in four tractors sold come from CNH.

Role in the project

CNH will take the role to be the "Supplier of agricultural vehicles and robots; end-user" It will investigate and develop concept vehicles that will autonomously move throughout the mission fields. CNH has currently GPS guidance (Intellisteer) solutions, laser and corn row guidance systems on the market for its arable machinery and will based on this expertise built further together with the other partners the guidance solutions for use in agricultural and forestry applications. The experience of CNH with ISO bus will contribute in the project to have the robot easily adapt new tools to perform its job.

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