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Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer Grimme inaugurated its new plant in China

Equipment manufacturer Grimme inaugurated its new factory in Tjanjin, China

Christoph, Christine and Franz Grimme (Center) and Franz-Bernd Kruthaup (3rd from left) at the inauguration of Grimme's new production facility in Tianjin, China.

May 10, 2018
In the presence of 200 guests including the workforce of Grimme China, Franz, Christine und Christoph Grimme inaugurated the modern Grimme plant in Tianjin, China.

The new complex consists of 12500 m² factory floor and 1400 m² office buiding on a 3.5 hectare plot. With an investment in excess of ‎€ 13 million (USD 15.7 million) GRIMME China is the largest single investment in the 150-year history of the company outside of Germany

Project leader Christoph Grimme:

“The new plant is based on state-of-the art technology, so we can immediately achieve the same high product quality we have reached in our plant in Damme, Germany.”
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Aerial view of the new Grimme China production plant, located in district Wuqing, just north-west of Tianjin, a port city with a population exceeding 15 million, 130 km from Beijing

Initially the production will be focused on a range of equipment for potato cultivation developed specifically for the Chinese market. This includes planters, harvesters and equipment to store the harvested potatoes.

Grimme is already active in China for over twenty years. With more than 5 million hectares of potatoes grown each year, the country is the largest potato producer worldwide and has seen very rapid developments in recent year.

The Chinese Government declared the potato one of the four most important staple foods and plans a massive expansion of the production of potatoes.
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Based in Damme, Germany, Grimme provides a full range of potato harvesters, from single row harvesters to the most sophisticated computer-controlled self-propelled machines. Grimme also manufactures a full range of planting equipment with sophisticated storage and handling equipment.
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