Two decades. Two companies. One goal. Back in 1988, Deere & Company and Hitachi Construction Machinery, Ltd. combined forces, creating a joint venture that set a new standard for quality and performance in the heavy equipment industry. But even more than building a new generation of excavators, Deere-Hitachi committed itself to serving a new generation of customers – contractors and construction companies that demanded the best value in quality, cost, and unmatched service support.
Today, nothing has changed. We’re still producing our distinctive orange and yellow excavators in our Kernersville, North Carolina plant. We’re still dedicated to quality, service and, above all, the safety of our employees. And we’re still focused on helping our customers build a better tomorrow, by building machines that meet their requirements and exceed their expectations. All of this, we’re pleased to say, has propelled the company to a position of market leadership. In fact, we’re recognized as a premier producer of hydraulic construction and mining excavators. We are Deere-Hitachi.