History of Krone
Krone was founded in Spelle, Germany, in 1906 with the intention of making farming more efficient and profitable. Following many years of growth and expansion, Krone North America was established in 1973 and continues to further that vision by supplying innovative, performance-engineered equipment that has become the benchmark in the hay and forage industry.
Krone is still owned and operated by the Krone family, and visionary leader Bernard Krone has hands-on involvement in company operations. As a result, each and every machine bearing the Krone name is engineered to meet the same time-tested, exacting standards that have earned Krone a worldwide reputation for quality.
Because hay and forage equipment is all we do—not an afterthought—we understand our customers. We know that they understand their business better than anyone. So, when we set out to design equipment that meets the unique needs of our customers better than any other company in the industry, we start by asking them what they need. As a privately held company, we can do that because we don’t answer to shareholders—we answer to our customers.
Customer input and feedback drives everything we do. Our engineers spend time in the field with our customers so they can incorporate their feedback into innovative machines that improve their efficiency in the field. We back that equipment with a responsive support system staffed with people who know our products and understand that time is money for the hay and forage producer.
From our management team to our parts and service staff and our warehouse personnel, every member of the Krone North America organization is solely focused on delivering the best products and support possible to hay and forage producers.
Professional hay and forage producers all over the world choose Krone, and for good reason. Krone’s equipment offers exceptional value over its competition because every Krone machine is built to a higher standard. We understand that each second of downtime is lost revenue when harvesting hay and forage crops, which is why Krone mowers, tedders, rakes, balers, and harvesters are built to stand the rigors of harvest year after year, keeping producers in the field during the most crucial times.
Krone is THE premium equipment line for hay and forage, offering a standard of unmatched quality in North America. We stand behind the quality of each and every machine that we produce.
As technology makes hay and forage harvesting even faster and more efficient, Krone continues to listen to our customers and invest heavily in research and development to ensure that our equipment meets and exceeds their performance and revenue expectations.
That commitment has made Krone the industry leader in product innovation. Whether it’s a large square baler that produces a higher density bale perfect for storage and transport, the first high-capacity self-propelled mower conditioner, or the world’s most powerful forage harvester, Krone is first to market with the ideas that everyone else imitates.
We put German engineering to work for our customers, delivering the highest levels of efficiency and productivity, exceptional crop quality, and maximum uptime in the field.
At Krone, we never trade performance for profits. Our brand was built on innovative, high-quality machinery that performs like nothing else in the field. We will continue to focus all our resources on maintaining that standard.
Krone creates machines for hay and forage growers who want professional results from their machines. Each and every component of our company has been purpose-built to increase the production efficiency of our customers.
Krone—from the machinery, to the parts, to the people that stand behind them—engineered for your performance.