Jun 14, 2022

AMAZONE acquires a stake in the start-up AgXeed

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The AMAZONE Group has strengthened its development cooperation with the Dutch start-up company, AgXeed B.V., by taking a financial interest in the company. As a further agricultural engineering partner, CLAAS is also involved through Seed Green Innovations GmbH along with other investors. 

With this intensification of what is already a successful cooperation, AMAZONE becomes a strategic partner of the start-up company, AgXeed. The aim of the partnership is to further develop AMAZONE mounted implements with regard to their autonomous use in the field, and so an important basis for the cooperation is the commitment to generate accessible interfaces in order to ensure comprehensive compatibility and connectivity between the machine and the towing vehicle thus achieving maximum benefit for both parties. The focus is on the customer and their specific application and it should enable those customers, through this partnership between AgXeed, CLAAS and AMAZONE to find the best solution on the market.

The autonomous platforms from AgXeed are an ideal match to the AMAZONE product range. The combination of minimal ground pressure, optimised weight distribution and flexible mounting zones open up new possibilities for independently constructing intelligent solutions for arable farming.

The tracked AgBot has already been used very successfully in conjunction with AMAZONE cultivation and seeding equipment in recent years. In addition to cultivation and seeding, the new 4-wheeled AgBot can also be used with Schmotzer hoeing systems for mechanical weed control. In addition, the FTender universal front hopper system for seed and fertiliser along with the FT-P, for crop protection agents and liquid fertilisers, can also be combined with a range of AMAZONE machinery for specific applications. Various sensor systems will constantly monitor and analyse the work done and it is this optimised process and the quality of work which is the focus when considering the autonomous team. The safety challenges of this technology can be mastered particularly well through the different levels of experience within AgXeed, CLAAS and AMAZONE.

For the farmer, farm manager or end user, the use of autonomous management systems ultimately means more time is freed up to enable better agronomic and strategic management of the farming business.