KUHN Group History


The story begins in 1828 when Joseph KUHN, a blacksmith, began manufacturing weighing equipment.
The first agricultural machinery was produced in 1864. The first sales outside France began in the late 1940s.
The first acquisitions were made in the late 1980s.

Since then, the KUHN Group has continued to grow on different continents,
building on strong roots and retaining the assets that have made it strong throughout its development:
a broad range of expertise that makes the brand unique and innovative,
recognized products and services, a global presence but still very close to its customers,
and actions that focus on the long term.

1828 - 1880

Joseph KUHN, a local blacksmith, started by crafting weighing equipment and later expanded into agricultural machinery. Today, our legacy continues in Saverne, where it all began.

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Our legacy in Saverne began with Joseph KUHN, a local blacksmith who crafted weighing equipment and later expanded into agricultural machinery.

1921 - 1950

As KUHN celebrates its 100th anniversary, the journey from special workshops for threshing machines to innovative tillage equipment is a testament to our commitment to quality and progress. Discover how we've evolved through the years.

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In 1949, KUHN introduced the world’s first mounted cutter bar.

1965 - 1978

From overcoming a devastating fire through collective determination, to pioneering innovations like the world's first disc mower, KUHN's history is marked by resilience and groundbreaking achievements. Take a look back at 150 years of innovation and growth.

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In 1965, in a single night, the machining tools and assembly workshops were destroyed by a massive fire.

1980 - 1999

Our captivating evolution showcases global expansions, state-of-the-art R&D centers, and recognition for innovation. As we commemorate subsidiary milestones and present pioneering solutions, we continue to define our legacy of excellence in agriculture and machinery. Explore how we are shaping the future of farming with our innovations.

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In 1980, KUHN opened a new storage and dispatch area that spans over 13,000 square meters (140,000 square feet).

2000 - 2009

Journey through KUHN's compelling story, marked by international expansion, innovative product launches, and industry recognition. From acquiring global companies to unveiling cutting-edge tools like KUHN iTech and KUHN Protect+, our legacy in agriculture and machinery stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality.

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In 2005, KUHN acquired the agricultural division of METASA S/A, a Brazilian company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of direct precision drilling machines for crops such as soybeans, cotton, and maize.

2010 - 2019

KUHN's remarkable history continues, with more global development, advanced product launches, and awards. We've been delivering top-quality solutions to meet farmers' needs for over 190 years. Our commitment to cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices continues to shape the future of farming.

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190 Years of Excellence

2020 - today

Delve into KUHN's most recent history of innovation, encompassing award-winning products like the MERGE MAXX 890 belt merger and OPTIDISC ELITE cutter bar, along with worldwide expansions and milestone celebrations. Explore our dedication to cutting-edge technology and our global reach as we continue to provide farmers with the best solutions for their needs.

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KUHN IBERICA, the Spanish distribution center, celebrate its 20th anniversary.