Agco is one of the world’s largest agricultural equipment manufacturers. The company offers a wide variety of tractors, harvesters, and sprayers, as well as hay, forage, and tillage implements and equipment. Its brands—including Challenger, Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra—are sold through 2,700 authorized dealers and independent distributors in more than 140 countries.
Agco América do Sul, Agco’s South American subsidiary, celebrated a record year in 2010 by producing 100,000 engines, and it began investing in the production of power generators in 2011. During the past 10 years, Agco América do Sul has experienced rapid growth, doubling tractor production in Brazil. Strapped with legacy systems that control critical processes—such as accounting, engineering, and factory planning—the company needed a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system capable of handling further growth without hindering customer service.
Ultimately, Agco América do Sul selected Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne modules to meet its needs for a cost-effective ERP environment that can ensure data flows easily from various departments to the company’s 1,500 users. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne streamlined the company’s financial and manufacturing processes as well as provided management with comprehensive visibility into inventory levels and order status updates.
“We have worked with YKP since 2005, and its consultants continue to deliver great advice regarding JD Edwards EnterpriseOne modules,” said André Iriart Corrêa, IT director, Agco América do Sul. “We gradually implemented our JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environment, which enabled us to maintain our systems with internal resources. YKP always demonstrates a willingness to serve us whenever necessary.”