SOURCE: CNH Industrial
Vice President Global Product Management for whole range of CASE IH and STEYR tractors
St. Valentin, 04.05.2015
Understanding market requirements and being able to manage all development stages from market ideas to innovative and ready-for-use products in the segments of small and medium tractors were at the core of the position which Christian Huber held at CNH until the beginning of April this year: Between 2012 and 2015, Huber managed the tractor ranges through the whole Platform Development process with Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Finance, Marketing, as well as Parts and Product Support. To date, more than 20 new products and product improvements were launched under his responsibility in Product Development.
"At Case IH, we understand tractors as key machines for agriculture worldwide. There are different fields of operation, different farm sizes and farming structures, there is an enormous variety of tasks to be performed, and also a broad range of customer expectations and preferences. Being able to take over the Global Product Management for all ranges of Case IH and Steyr tractors now therefore is an equally demanding and inspiring function, and I am looking forward to further accompanying our innovative tractor ranges along the path of success", says Christian Huber.
Solutions that offer clear benefits in practiceIn addition to all individual preferences which play a role when farmers invest in modern agricultural equipment, there are some clear constants: High performance and reliability, low fuel consumption and emissions, ease of operation and low maintenance requirements, maximum productivity and optimum return on investment. "Global agriculture – and thus every individual farmer, wherever his business might be – faces enormous challenges. They can be summarised with keywords such as efficiency, sustainability, precision agriculture or intelligent crosslinking. We are very much aware of the fact that we have a responsibility to support our customers, a responsibility to deliver machines that enable farmers to cope with the demands of a globalised market. That is exactly what our tractors were, are and will be developed and built for", concludes Huber.