The innovation award scheme for the international agricultural machinery industry has announced one gold and 16 silver award winners, chosen from 164 qualifying submissions.
Gold award for improved efficiency and environmental consciousness
The ‘Gold Award’ was bagged by NEXAT GmbH, a german agriculture machinery manufacturer for its NEXAT Systemtraktor. The NEXAT is a multipurpose carrier vehicle that can be used for tillage, sowing, crop protection and harvesting.
The Agritechnica Innovation Gold Award is conferred on an innovation demonstrating a new concept in which the functionality has changed decisively and gives rise to a new process or marks a substantial improvement to an existing process.
Key criteria for the award included practical significance at the farm level, operating profitability, efficiency benefits, energy consumption improvements and work load reduction with improved health and safety features.
The Agritechnica Innovation Silver Award is conferred on innovation for an existing product such that a significant improvement in functionality and process is achieved. Key criteria include for judging included relevance at farm level, work load reduction, enhanced work quality and improved reliability.
Agritechnica announced 16 companies that met the sliver award criteria with their innovations:
Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG for ExactUnload
Continental AG for Agro ContiSeal
CLAAS for Terranimo soil compaction risk display on the terminal
AGCO GmbH - Fendt for Automatic dust extraction system
Müthing GmbH & Co. KG Soest for Müthing CoverSeeder
RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH for TerraService
AMAZONEN-WERKE H. Dreyer SE & Co. KG for DirectInject system
Planungsbüro Heinrich for Photoheyler
Fasterholt Maskinfabrik A/S, Denmark for DL 66 Pro
CNH Industrial Deutschland GmbH NEW HOLLAND for OptiSpread Automation System
CLAAS KgaA mbH for CEMOS AUTO HEADER
CNH Industrial Deutschland GmbH NEW HOLLAND for Big Baler Automation
Agro Intelligence ApS, Denmark for RoboVeg Robotti
Rostselmash, Russia for RSM Ok ID
Agtech 2030, Sweden for Compaction Prevention System (CPS)
Reichhardt GmbH Steuerungstechnik for SIS REMOTE