In 1895 A. Zimmermann began repairing agricultural machines in New Holland, Pennsylvania. At the end of the 50s of the 20th century the company was taken over by Sperry Rand Corporation, and was then called Sperry New Holland. After a shareholding in the Belgian company Claeys and after its takeover, the company named Clayson was one of the largest manufacturers of combine harvesters throughout Europe. After a further takeover, the NEW HOLLAND Division was sold to the Ford Motor Company.
In 1991, NEW HOLLAND eventually went to FIAT. The agricultural and construction machinery group CASE NEW HOLLAND was founded by further company acquisitions. Today, the company is part of CNH Industrial, formerly CNH Global.