CNH Industrial, the parent company of CASE Construction Equipment, has announced an agreement to  immediately purchase 90% of the capital stock of Sampierana SpA - a privately-owned Italian company which specialises in the development and manufacture of earthmoving machinery.

Well known for its range of  stylish 'Eurocomach' excavators, Sampierana has recorded excellent performance year-over-year. The acquisition will enable CASE to integrate Eurocomach mini and midi excavators, Sampierana undercarriages and spare parts into its current product portfolio.

“This agreement is an important step in our strategy for the future growth of our brand. It will enable us to better serve our customers with a full line of mini and midi excavators. Such a significant investment is testament to CNH Industrial’s commitment to our construction equipment business, better positioning our brands in the high-demand mini and midi excavator market by integrating our current range with products of proven quality and reliability," said Stefano Pampalone, President Construction, CNH Industrial.

Sampierana is based in Italy, with further production facilities in Kunshan, China. CNH hopes to obtain 100% control of the company within the next four years.