With an eye toward pushing self-propelled sprayers on a global scale, New Holland Agriculture will acquire Miller. The acquisition comes on the heels of a four-year partnership between New Holland and Miller in North America that has seen strong acceptance of a front boom self-propelled sprayer offering.
Founded as a hardware retailer in 1899, Miller is built around five generations of family management. Miller’s manufacturing facilities and 260 employees are backed by a worldwide distribution network.
"Their products have been a welcome addition to our crop production offering and we intend to further innovate and develop this important product line in the years to come," says Abe Hughes, vice president of New Holland North America.
The Miller acquisition will boost New Holland’s crop production capabilities worldwide and current Miller global distribution offers a strong base from which to boost differentiated front boom products. The acquisition should be completed before the end of 2014.
"New Holland will bring Miller’s proven product portfolio directly into our family for further worldwide distribution which will expand crop production sales in the key markets of the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Eastern Europe and beyond," says Carlo Lambro, brand president of New Holland Agriculture.