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Agroindustrial San Vicente, S.A.
Founded 1925
Headquarters San Vicente, Santa Fe, Argentina
Key people Andrés Bernardin
Industry agriculture machinery tractor, combine harvesters, implements
Owner(s) Alfaterra
Website http://www.bernardin.com.ar/

Bernardin tractors, combines and implements are manufactured by Agroindustrial San Vicente, S.A. in San Vicente, Santa Fe, Argentina. The company was founded in 1925.

Bernardinopened its doors in 1925, founded by Andrés Bernardín. A son of Italian immigrants, Andrés carried out the factory for more than 25 years. In his time this man was a true revolutionary of the techniques of harvesting with multiple inventions, some of which, like the cabezal maicero, have been valid until the current time all over the world.

Over the years, many have been the model of machines manufactured, from that "Cut and Thresh" of blood traction and iron wheels, to the units produced today, designed and built with the most modern technologies. This is the reason why they compete in quality and price with the other brands in the world without abandoning the "Argentine Style" that characterizes the agricultural machinery of our country: strength, durability, practicality and economy.

During its 85 years of permanence in the market, the company has been continuously developing new models continuously adjusting to new technologies.

In the case of most of the cylinders of harvesters placed were of English origin, since their material was harder than the Americans. It is more there were machines with English cylinders since they were melting of materials of lags of war With a tradition very rooted in the field of the agricultural machinery, Bernardin not only has participated in the market with cosechadoras of grains. Self-propelled and drag sprayers, forage choppers, irrigation tanks, heads for sunflower and corn, in addition to the production of a number of accessories, have been products developed by the firm.

Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Belarus, Spain, the Russian Federation and Ukraine are the commercial destinations that have developed in recent years, countries that have great receptive potential for Bernardin products.

The company Agroindustrial San Vicente, manufacturer of Bernardin products, was acquired in 2014 by the Alfaterra Group. In addition to the capital injection that the operation involved, the change of hands also brought with it the decision to re-enter the domestic market, after a phase where the activity was focused on the manufacture of products for export and spare parts. The commercial return of Bernardin is not a minor fact, since it is one of the brands with more history in the national market of machinery, with almost 90 years of experience in the country. That is why an adequate framework was sought: the recent edition of Agro Activa.

In recent times, the company has focused its activities on foreign trade operations, mainly in Venezuela. Currently, it manufactures between two and four machines per month to export to that market. The commercial relationship with the Caribbean country dates back several years, but at the beginning of 2014 it became complicated as changes were registered in the Venezuelan legislation, which delays shipments. However, from the interior of Santa Fe continue to work to finalize shipments.

The objective of the new authorities is to double production by returning to offer products for the domestic market, and maintaining the quantity of shipments to Venezuela.

More than 40 people work in the plant and they expect to grow in the medium term as a result of the planned reinsertion.

Bernardin is best known for the combines and implements that it builds, but it also manufactures tractors from 65 hp (48 kW) up to 260 hp (190 kW), including articulated tractors. Other products include Pull-type Sprayers, drills, and self-propelled forage harvesters.

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Bernardin Tractor Models
Model Year(s) Produced Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Bernardin B190 DT-A 199X-200X 190 hp (140 kW) Volvo Penta assembly in Uruguay B190 DT-A in Pesados Argentinos Bernardin 4wd brochure-2003
Bernardin B227 DT-A 199X-200X 230 hp (170 kW) Volvo Penta assembly in Uruguay B227 DT-A in Pesados Argentinos
Bernardin B260 DT-A 199X-200X 260 hp (190 kW) Volvo Penta assembly in Uruguay B260 DT-A in Pesados Argentinos
Bernardin Conventional Tractors 65 hp (48 kW)-140 hp (100 kW)
Bernardin Rigid 4WD Tractors 150 hp (110 kW)-190 hp (140 kW) Volvo Penta
Bernardin Self-propelled sprayer Models
Model Year(s) Produced Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Bernardin PA 2.5 198X-199X 100 hp (75 kW) Deutz PA 2.5 in Pesados Argentinos
Bernardin PAM 3000 100 hp (75 kW) PAM 3000 in Pesados Argentinos
Bernardin Máster 3.0 TH 199X-200X 100 hp (75 kW) Cummins Máster 3.0 TH in Pesados Argentinos
Bernardin PA 3500 Orion 200X-20XX 100 hp (75 kW) MWM PA 3500 Orion in Pesados Argentinos
Bernardin PA 3500 Genesis 200X-20XX 100 hp (75 kW) MWM PA 3500 Genesis in Pesados Argentinos

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