Bell opens construction tractor plant in Germany

In a move it says will shorten delivery time to North America, Bell Equipment has opened a manufacturing plant in Eisenach, Germany, for its 4206D construction tractors. The tractors will be shipped directly to the company’s U.S. headquarters in Savannah, Ga., for North American distribution. Bell Equipment’s manufacturing plant in South Africa had been operating at maximum capacity for a number of years. The company said in a press release it selected Germany for its second plant because of its skilled workforce and proximity to European parts suppliers.