History

1908
Founded by Wilhelm Kemper as agricultural dealership and repair shop   

1950
First industrial production of stable manure spreaders   

1969
“The Maize Wolf" (single row maize harvester)   

1975
New formed Kemper GmbH

1984 
Mounted forage harvester C 3000 - 3.0 m, 4 rows   

1986 
Start of row-independent "CHAMPION" forage harvester technology – 3.0 m, 4 rows   

1993 
Second generation of row independent headers -   
 4.5 m, 6 rows   

1996 
Introduction of "CHAMPION" M 6000 – 6.0 m, 8 rows   

1997 
Acquired by Deere & Company   

2001 
Third generation of row independent headers -   
 3 to 7.5 m, 4-10 rows   

2005 
Presentation of header Champion 460 - 6.0 m, 8 rows   
   
2009
Introduction of head 475 7,5 m, 10 rows   
   
2010
Introduction of 390plus, the first head of the 4th generation with 9 m working width 
   
2012
Extension of the range with 360plus and 375plus (6 and 7,5 m working width)

2013
Study 2020: Kemper presents in a concept study the first head with 20 rows (15m working width) worldwide.

2015
Introduction Multi Speed gearbox with quick coupler for Claas 300
plus series

2016
Introduction of the Comfort Supportwheel (fully automatic support wheel with integrated safety equipment and position lights. The driver  has not to leave the cabin anymore during field-to-field change.)