Contract provides more than 70,000 state and local agencies access to
AGCO products under the Massey Ferguson and Challenger brands
DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2017--
Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of
agricultural equipment, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a
three-year cooperative contract with two additional one-year renewal
options with the U.S.
Communities Government Purchasing Alliance.
The award covers the Massey Ferguson® and Challenger®
tractors, and includes the complete AGCO catalog. AGCO was selected for
the U.S.-based contract due in part to its high brand recognition for
the Massey Ferguson and Challenger product lines, competitive pricing,
and reputable national dealer coverage.
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The U.S. Communities program is a national government purchasing
alliance that aggregates the purchasing power of public agencies
“This contract means AGCO will be able to provide value to more than
70,000 public and non-profit agencies at the state and local level, such
as school districts and universities, or city, municipal and county
governments,” said Korey Maryland, the North American government sales
manager at AGCO. “These entities will not only benefit from streamlined,
efficient access to reliable equipment, but also cost savings,
convenience and maximum production levels.”
The U.S. Communities’ competitive solicitation process uses a lead
public agency model which enables agencies to purchase through U.S.
Communities’ contracts without going out to bid. The no-fee program
typically results in time and money savings for the agency.
“AGCO’s team looks forward to improving communities across the country
as part of this contract. We are honored to provide superior service and
products to meet the growing needs of departments. This contract allows
us to efficiently and effectively support needed infrastructure updates
and maintenance on everything from parks and recreation to streets and
road sides,” Maryland said. “Together, we can better communities
nationwide and strengthen quality of life for people in those
For more information on the U.S. Communities program, visit http://www.uscommunities.org/suppliers/agco-massey-ferguson/.
©2017 AGCO Corporation. Massey Ferguson is a registered trademark of
AGCO. Challenger is a registered trademark of Caterpillar, Inc., used
under license by AGCO.
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and
distribution of agricultural solutions and supports more productive
farming through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO
products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®,
Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® precision technologies
and farm optimization services, and are distributed globally through a
combination of over 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more
than 150 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth,
GA, USA. In 2016, AGCO had net sales of $7.4 billion. For more
information, visit http://www.AGCOcorp.com.
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About U.S. Communities
U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing
cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and
solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts
(K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S.
Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership with our National
Sponsors. Today, our National Sponsors include the Association of School
Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National
League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the
National Governors Association. More than 55,000 registered agencies,
education institutions and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts
to procure more than $2.3 billion in products and services annually.
This continued growth is fueled by the program’s proven track record of
providing public agencies the best overall government pricing and
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Source: AGCO Corporation
Lindsey Pettyjohn, 770-232-8434