Shelbyville, Indiana. — Valentine’s Day is all about relationships, so maybe it’s fitting that it marked the first time Bernard Krone came to town.
He is the owner of the multinational company that bears his family name, a company which will relocate its North American headquarters to Shelbyville over the next 3 years.
Krone was founded in Spelle, Germany, in 1906 and established Krone North America in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1973. The company employs more than 4,500 associates globally, including 160 in the United States. Krone’s innovative hay-and-forage products are sold through a network of more than 400 dealers across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Still owned and operated by the Krone family, the company’s product line includes high-capacity mower conditioners, disc mowers, rotary tedders and rakes, round balers, large square balers and a full range of forage harvesters. Krone is driven by the needs of its customers and guided by their input. Since Krone is first to market with the newest technology and efficiencies, Krone equipment is the first choice of professional hay-and-forage producers.