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In a move to further bolster its sales and service support in Texas, CLAAS of America announces a partnership with Hlavinka Equipment Co. The Hlavinka dealership of Angleton, Texas, is now selling and offering services for the full CLAAS equipment lineup, including LEXION combines, XERION tractors, JAGUAR forage harvesters and balers and hay tools. Additionally, the dealership will offer service and parts for all lines of CLAAS equipment at its seven other locations across Texas.

The new partnership will focus on growing and supporting the existing business for CLAAS in the Texas area. A primary part of this strategy is to provide superior sales and services to growers in this region.

“Texas is an important market for CLAAS. It is our top priority to ensure our customers continue to receive the best service and support for their CLAAS equipment,” said President and General Manger – Sales for CLAAS of America Eric Raby. “Hlavinka provides best-in-class service and industry knowledge. We are excited to work with Hlavinka and fully expect expansion and growth as our partnership continues.”

Hlavinka Equipment Co. was founded in 1939. The dealership, which represents industry-leading suppliers of agricultural and construction equipment, has eight locations.

“This partnership allows us to continue to grow our existing customer base while capitalizing on an opportunity to expand our distribution to new prospective farms,” said Hlavinka Equipment Co. Vice President and General Manager Terry Hlavinka. “CLAAS is a world-class company with an initiative to expand their business in North America. It is exciting to be involved with a company that has the capacity and the commitment to making that expansion happen.”

For more information about the CLAAS line of products, growers can visit the company’s website at

CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of technologically innovative tractor, combine, forage harvester, baler and hay tool products to provide growers optimum performance in the field. These premium equipment lines are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous factories worldwide focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. The design, performance and reliability of this equipment have made CLAAS an international market leader. For more information, visit