Agritechnica 2015 to showcase world leading agricultural machinery and innovations

By: Carene Chong

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The world’s largest agricultural machinery expo, Agritechnica will make its return this year in Hanover, Germany from November 10 to 14.

Over 2800 companies from Germany and around the world have already signed up to exhibit at this year’s event, with about 56 per cent of exhibitors coming from outside of Germany.

In fact, international participation was so significant that organisers have created over 20 pavilions dedicated to each country or region such as India, USA, Finland, Croatia, Canada, Brazil and more.

The biennial event, which was last held in November 2013 attracted about 450,000 local and international visitors to descend upon the Hanover fairgrounds which is currently the world’s largest exhibition ground.

The event serves as a platform for companies to launch their new products which in some cases are awarded prestigious gold and silver medals organisers hand out to acknowledge innovation in machinery design and technology.

Organisers will be presenting a total of five gold medals and 44 silver medals to outstanding innovations this year, all of which will be on display at the upcoming Agritechnica expo.

Some new products (and medal winners) this year include:

  • Fendt’s VarioGrip Pro quick tyre pressure control system (gold medal)
  • John Deere's iTEC AutoLearn headland management system (silver medal)
  • Väderstad automatic machine settings system that adjusts machine settings in real time relative to current soil conditions. (silver medal)
  • Premos 5000 mobile pellet harvester (gold medal)
  • Lemken automatic seed type calibration system (silver medal)

A highlight at the show is the Tractor of the Year presentation ceremony. Some of the finalists this year include the Case IH Puma 175 CVX, Challenger MT875E, Fendt 1050 Vario, JCB Fastrac 4220 , John Deere 6155R, New Holland T7.315, Valtra N174V. The winner will be announced on November 8 which is one of the preview days of Agritechnica.

To make the event fresh for visitors, organisers are introducing a number of new features for this year’s show.  

Amongst them is a Systems and Components forum which will shine the spotlight on "Future Farming" and will provide visitors with an overview of innovations, trends and developments in different areas including engines, hydraulics, chassis, drive technology, cabs, electronics, wear and spare parts, and user-friendly software.

A highlight of the forum will be the emergence of 3D printing and how it will affect the agricultural industry moving forward.

In addition, there will be a new International Dealer and Service Provider Centre which will feature exhibitors from around the world offering finance, insurance, logistics, used equipment exchanges, freight forwarders, customs services and HR services.

It provides visitors a great opportunity to meet new contacts from around the world and also enquire about used machinery and equipment.

Another new feature is the Campus and Career section focusing on careers in agriculture, government industries and more; where visitors can get in touch with exhibitors to find out about career opportunities or obtain information about possible apprenticeships, study programmes or further vocational training.

The area will also highlight science and research in the agricultural industry, where educational and research institutions will be presenting their latest scientific projects.

This year, TradeFarmMachinery.com.au will be there at Agritechnica 2015 to bring you some show highlights so stay tuned to the website, our Facebook page and Twitter feed for our exclusive coverage.

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