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Strategic alliance with Aran



Strategic alliance on forged guard systems in cutter bars


  • Global sales partnership for forged guards
  • Sharing expertise and engineering
  • Expanding the forged guard systems product range
  • Leveraging knowledge on cutting systems in headers

Eichelhardt, 8 August 2020

By forming an alliance with Turkish forged guard manufacturer Aran, GROUP SCHUMACHER leverages and expands its expertise in cutting technology for Agriculture Industry. GROUP SCHUMACHER is the exclusive sales partner to market forged guards in the global markets outside Turkey. Furthermore, the two companies agreed on a close cooperation in the R&D and Engineering of forged guard cutter bar systems. GROUP SCHUMACHER ceased producing forged guards in 2000 when Rasspe Systemtechnik was integrated in the group. The strategic alliance will tap into this knowledge that still exists in the company by pursuing specific projects that will be targeted at the expansion of the product line and quality assurance.

This move allows GROUP SCHUMACHER to leverage its expertise in cutting systems for headers and strengthen its position as a partner of all manufacturers of combine harvesters and headers. GROUP SCHUMACHER is renowned for its premium EasyCut II cutting system which uses steel guards and Pro-Drive knife drives. “Being a catalyst for new ideas in the field of cutting technology and a provider of solutions that cater to all cutting philosophies is of the greatest importance to us”, says Selina Schumacher, owner and Managing Director of GROUP SCHUMACHER. “As a specialty manufacturer, we aim to broaden and enhance our expertise and use it to offer our customers even more comprehensive advice. Aran is the perfect partner who shares our philosophy as a global player and is also a family-run company that is firmly rooted in its home region.”

Aran Hot Forging is a steel processing company that is based in Istanbul, Turkey. The company was founded in 1975 and started to specialize in forged parts in 1987. Today, the owner-run company employs 40 people and follows a strategy of continuous investment and development in the areas of steel processing and forged systems especially for the agricultural market but also for the automotive industry.  Aran is certified to the international TS EN ISO 9001:2015 standard.

GROUP SCHUMACHER is based in Eichelhardt und Wermelskirchen, Germany and employs more than 500 people in 7 offices and factories in Germany, USA, Brazil, Russia and China. Focused on harvesting machinery, primarily combines, cutter bars and big balers, the owner-managed group develops, manufactures and markets systems and components under the SCH, EWM, Rasspe and Radura brands. This multi-brand strategy is the cornerstone of the group’s growth strategy on all continents and in all global harvest regions.