CASE was founded in 1842 (The Racine Threshing Works) by Jerome I Case first manufacturing agricultural equipment. They developed the first ever portable steam engine in 1869 and by 1912 they had manufactured a complete line of road-buliding equipment, including graders and steam rollers. Later CASE merged with International Harvester, New Holland, and later Fiat to form CNH Global. They pioneered the factory integrated loader/backhoe in the late 1950s, entered the excavator market in 1967, and acquired Poclain excavators just ten years later. In 1981, They acquired Drott and entered the wheel loader market. They began producing skid steer loaders in 1969 and became the first manufacturer to offer ride control on them in 1998.
Case has a long, proud 175+ years history of innovative equipment manufacturing releasing the industry’s first Electric backhoe loader in 2021.