The new extension to the AGCO Power engine factory in Linnavuori, Finland, is now complete and series production is in full swing.
The pace of construction was also fast; the decision was taken in mid-May 2012, and work began on the very same day. Series production of engines began at the start of March 2013, less than a year later.
The new plant manufactures 8.4-litre six-cylinder engines, 9.8-litre seven-cylinder engines and 16.8-litre V12 engines. These large engines produce between 300 and 700 horsepower. The capacity of the new plant is 8000 engines a year manufactured in two shifts. Total capacity at the Linnavuori factory is now 50,000 units a year.
Most of the engines built in the new plant are used to power AGCO tractors, harvesters and other machinery, but they are also used by other companies. AGCO Power is specialised in off-road applications, generators and marine engines. The Linnavuori factory does not produce engines for on-road applications in order to focus its expertise on demanding machinery. The Valtra tractor factory in Suolahti, Finland, has traditionally used engines produced exclusively by AGCO Power, formerly known as Sisu Diesel.