Bernard Krone Holding

Bernard Krone Holding
GmbH & Co. KG
IndustryHeavy equipment
Key people
Alfons Veer
Bernard Krone
Siegfried Wickert
Gero Schulze Isfort
Advisory Board:
Dr.-Ing. E.h. Bernard Krone[1]
Dr. Wilhelm-Friedrich Holtgrave
Bernd Meerpohl
Productsagricultural machinery, semi trailers, trailers, tippers, box vehicles, swap systems and others
Revenueapprox. 1.201 billion euros (2006/07)[citation needed]
Number of employees
approx. 2000 Edit this on Wikidata

The Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co. KG goes back to the year 1906 when Bernard and Anna Krone founded as a blacksmith's shop. He sold agricultural hardware, ovens and stowes.

In 1924 he bequeathed his business to his son who was also named Bernard.

The holding, still family property,[2] consists of three judicially independent companies:

The main works are in Spelle und Werlte.[3] Dr.-Ing. E. h. Bernard Krone, owner and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co. KG is member of the Presiding Board of the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie = German Car Industry Association).[4]

Vehicle Manufactory[]

Fahrzeugwerk Bernard Krone GmbH builds trailers, semi trailers, swap systems,[5] steel-clad swap bodies[6] and insulated refrigerated bodies,[7] carriers and superstructures.[8]
The company has subsidiaries in four countries.[9]

Machine Manufactory[]

Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH is one of Europe's foremost producers of forage wagons,[10] self-loading forage wagons, disc mowers, rotary tedders, rakes, large square balers, round balers, forage harvesters[11] and high-performance mower conditioners.[12]
The company is present in many countries including the USA.[13][14]

Agricultural Distribution and Services[]

Landtechnik Vertrieb und Dienstleistungen Bernard Krone Gmbh offers a variety of services and also deals with machines and vehicles of other producers.


  1. ^ "How the trailer and body industry responds to changing customer structures". Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  2. ^ "The Krone family business – leaders in agricultural machinery – Made in Germany". Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  3. ^ "Fahrzeugwerk Bernard Krone GmbH, manufacturer of the Krone Mega, is based in Werlte, Germany". Archived from the original on 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  4. ^ "The other members of the Presiding Board and the Vice-presidents – Dr Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of the Schaeffler Group; Dr.-Ing. E. h. Bernard Krone, owner and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co. KG; and Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG – were also unanimously re-elected". Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  5. ^ "Krone is a German manufacturer of trailers and semi trailers. The product range comprises semi trailers, swap systems, trailers, and rigid bodywork". Archived from the original on 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  6. ^ "Krone achieved another production record in 2007 when its dedicated plant at Herzlake, operated by longstanding partner Bruggen Komponenten GmbH, delivered over 12,500 steel-clad swap bodies plus a few hundred of more specialised type". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  7. ^ "Bernard Krone A/S manufactures insulated refrigerated bodies in Scandinavia. It offers various refrigerated trailers. Bernard Krone A/S was formerly known as Krone-Wabash A/S. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Kjellerup-Hvam, Denmark. Bernard Krone A/S operates as a subsidiary of Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co. KG". Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  8. ^ "The company already has a tradition of over 100 years, and its product portfolio includes curtain siders, insulated trailers and semi-trailers, container chassis, swap bodies, carriers and superstructures". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  9. ^ "Ever since the production of commercial vehicles in Emsland started 30 years ago, Krone produces at four locations within Europe in cooperation with the long-time expert partner Brüggen. In fall 2011 an additional plant in Turkey will start with the production of semi-trailers". Archived from the original on 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  10. ^ "More than a third of all forage wagons sold in Germany are manufactured by Krone. This is evidenced by the latest sales statistics for the 2009/2010 season". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  11. ^ "This includes disc mowers, rotary tedders, rakes, self-loading forage wagons, large square balers, round balers as well as the self-propelled high performance mower conditioner BiG M and the self-propelled forage harvester BiG X." Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  12. ^ "The complete Krone program includes disc mowers, rotary tedders, rotary rakes, loading and discharge wagons and big pack balers and round balers. The Krone product line also includes two self-propelled machines: the Big M high-performance mower conditioner and the Big X exact forage har-vester". Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  13. ^ "On Wednesday, August 16, 2006, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for KRONE". Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  14. ^ "Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone Gmbh exports products to M & W Gear Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania via Bremerhaven". Retrieved 2011-06-05.