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, consists of three judicially independent companies:
Fahrzeugwerk (Vehicle Manufactury) Bernard Krone GmbH
Maschinenfabrik (Machine Manufactury) Bernard Krone GmbH
Landtechnik Vertrieb und Dienstleistungen (Agricultural Distribution and Services) Bernard Krone Gmbh
The main works are in Spelle und Werlte.
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).
Fahrzeugwerk Bernard Krone GmbH builds trailers, semi trailers, swap systems, steel-clad swap bodies and insulated refrigerated bodies, carriers and superstructures.
The company has subsidiaries in four countries.
Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH is one of Europe's foremost producers of forage wagons, self-loading forage wagons, disc mowers, rotary tedders, rakes, large square balers, round balers, forage harvesters and high-performance mower conditioners.
The company is present in many countries including the USA.
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.