05-Oct-2016

Christian Dreyer elected as new Chairman of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association

Frankfurt, October 12, 2016 - Christian Dreyer is new Chairman of the industry association VDMA Agricultural Machinery. The manufacturers of agricultural machinery and tractors organized in the VDMA unanimously elected the 52-year old CEO of Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG as the successor of Dr. Hermann Garbers, who retired after two successful terms of office.

Garbers provided landmark Impulses

"I am very much looking forward to taking up this important office with the full backing of the members. Together with them, I would like to overcome prudently and transparently the challenges we are facing", Dreyer said after the election. Only in this way it will be possible "to continue the integrating course of my predecessor, to which I address at this point, my first and very special thanks". The industry owes a lot to Hermann Garbers, who is also well-known far beyond the boundaries of the industry" as an outstanding engineer and manager", especially since he always provided "landmark impulses for the agribusiness" also at the operational level.

Industry will expand research Agenda

"In terms of content, we have to handle a demanding workload and challenges in this period in office", Dreyer said in his inaugural speech. Merely the megatrend "Farming 4.0" will tie up "enormous resources" in the medium to long-term, which is why "we will significantly expand our common industry research agenda".

Geschätsführung VDMA
Presidium and Management of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association: Anthony van der Ley, Christian Dreyer, Dr. Heribert Reiter, Dr. Bernd Scherer. Source: VDMA

Management Board with top-class cast

Also the substitutes of Dreyer are newly elected. Dr. Heribert Reiter, Vice President Engineering Tractors Global of AGCO Corporation, and Anthony van der Ley, Managing Director of Lemken GmbH & Co. KG, together with the Chairman form the Presidium of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association.

The newly elected Management Board of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association also includes:

• August Altherr, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG
• Stefan Bogner, CNH Industrial Deutschland GmbH
• Thomas Bortz, Kverneland Group Deutschland GmbH
• Josef Fliegl jun., Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH
• Franz Grimme, Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
• Michael Horsch, Horsch Maschinen GmbH
• Helmut Korthöber, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG
• Thierry Krier, Kuhn S. A.
• Bernard Krone, Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG
• Jan-Hendrik Mohr, Claas KGaA mbH
• Rainer Morgenstern, Same Deutz-Fahr Deutschland GmbH
• Peter-Josef Paffen, AGCO GmbH
• Heinz Pöttinger, Pöttinger Landtechnik GmbH
• Ulrich Rassenhövel, GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
• Crister Stark, Väderstad AB

With almost 170 national and international member companies which are representing more than 90 percent of the German industry sales, all important industrial enterprises are organized in the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association. The VDMA member companies achieved an agricultural engineering turnover of 7.4 billion in 2015; for 2016 a minus of 5 percent is forecast. As international innovation and technology leader, the agricultural machinery and tractor manufacturers in Germany employ about 30,000 people.

Press review 2016

Hude-Luftbild
31-Dec-2016

Amazone: Slight turnover increase in 2016

For the 2016 financial year, the Amazone Group achieved a turnover of 406 million Euros. In comparison with the previous year, at 402 million Euros, it means that the turnover was thus slightly higher. At the same time, this result is above average against the other German agricultural machinery manufacturers, which, according to the VDMA, registered in 2016 a drop in turnover of 2 %.

Image-Barometer
30-Dec-2016

DLG Image Barometer 2016: Again top rating for Amazone

In the DLG Image Barometer 2016 Amazonen-Werke again came out superbly well. With 50 points the company gained the 4th place against all agricultural machinery manufacturers represented in Germany. So, Amazone again is the best among the implement manufacturers of the Image Barometer. The first three positions were filled by the companies Fendt (60 points) and Claas and John Deere with 57 and 53 Points.

Cayros
29-Nov-2016

Amazone introduces the new Cayros mounted reversible ploughs

With the takeover of the plough factory from Vogel & Noot, Amazone has further expanded its range of ploughs. The new Cayros mounted reversible ploughs, in their green-orange colour, are now being shown for the first time at various international exhibitions.

DynamicSpread
10-Oct-2016

DynamicSpread dynamic part-width Section Control for Amazone fertiliser spreaders

As standard, the ZA-TS and ZG-TS ISOBUS fertiliser spreaders from Amazone feature a multiple part-width Section Control. This function can be actuated either manually or automatically via the Section Control software and, up until now, the maximum number of part-width sections has been 16 which are, when operated in combination with the AMAZONE GPS-Switch Section Control software, controlled automatically.

Geschätsführung VDMA
05-Oct-2016

Christian Dreyer elected as new Chairman of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association

Frankfurt, October 12, 2016 - Christian Dreyer is new Chairman of the industry association VDMA Agricultural Machinery. The manufacturers of agricultural machinery and tractors organized in the VDMA unanimously elected the 52-year old CEO of Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG as the successor of Dr. Hermann Garbers, who retired after two successful terms of office.
Garbers provided landmark Impulses

KarteStandort
26-Sep-2016

Amazone purchases Vogel & Noot plough production

The Amazone Group has purchased the plough production facility of the company Vogel & Noot based in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary. As part of a bidding consortium, a total of three investors were awarded major parts of the Vogel & Noot Group on September 19th 2016.

UX-Gestänge
01-Sep-2016

Agritechnica: Three silver medals for Amazone

Amazone has been rewarded once again for its important innovations. So, ahead of the world’s most important and biggest agriculture machinery trade fair, the Innovations Commission has awarded Amazonen-Werke three silver medals.

Catros Kompakt
01-Aug-2016

Hydraulically-actuated offset slide for Catros compact disc harrows

As standard the Catros/Catros+ 3001 and 3501 compact disc harrows are equipped with a slide mechanism to adjust the offset of the disc rows. This slide is utilised, on the one hand, to adjust the optimum offset between the first and the second disc row and, on the other hand with these non-folding models, it is also used to change between the transport and work positions.

Disc-Walze
11-Jul-2016

New: Disc roller added to roller options on passive soil tillage equipment

Amazone now has expanded its following roller range for passive soil tillage equipment with the new Disc roller. The new roller has been designed in par-ticular for operation on heavy, moist soils.

Cirrus mit Claas
01-Jul-2016

Cirrus 6003-2 now with the option of TwinTeC+double disc coulters

Amazone has introduced a new TwinTeC+ double disc coulter for its Cirrus 6003-2 and 6003-2C 6-m-large area sowing combinations. This makes the Cirrus the first seed drill from Amazone which, depending on choice and the individual farm situation, can be equipped with either the renowned RoTeC single disc coulter or with the new TwinTeC+ double disc coulter system.

XTender Heckbehälter
23-May-2016

increased flexibility with the XTender rear tank

With the new XTender, AMAZONE introduces a flexible tank system for use with its passive soil tillage range. The rear tank offers the possibility to simul-taneously apply fertiliser and/or seed in combination with the soil tillage im-plement.

Luftbild-Hude
16-Apr-2016

2015: Amazone - strong despite the weak market situation

In the 2015 financial year the Amazone Group achieved a turnover of 402 million € (excluding trading turnover) meaning that Amazone has performed well despite of the declining markets. In comparison with the previous year, the 2015 result, with a decrease of 3.5 %, exceeds the original expectations.

UF-Anbauspritze
30-Mar-2016

UF mounted sprayer: now also in a 30 m boom width

As a further expansion to the UF mounted sprayer range, Amazone now also offers the Super-S2 boom in a 30 m boom width. In spite of its large working width, the transport width remains at only 2.4 m and the transport height just 3.05 m.

Einzeldüse
24-Feb-2016

AmaSelect: 50 cm part-width sections help reduce chemical usage in crop protection

On offer now from Amazone is the electric AmaSelect individual nozzle control with 50 cm part-width sections and which is available for the UX trailed sprayer and the Pantera self-propelled sprayer. In combination with the automatic GPS-Switch headland and part-width SectionControl, which, on its own, enables spray agent savings of approximately 5 %, any overlapping during application can be still further reduced with the aid of the AmaSelect individual nozzle control.

UF mit DistanceControl
25-Jan-2016

DistanceControl plus: Automatic boom guidance with 4 sensors

With the aid of the automatic DistanceControl boom guidance system from Amazone, the sprayer boom follows the crop at the precise height so that the optimum distance between nozzle and the target surface is optimally main-tained.

Scheckübergabe
01-Jan-2016

Amazone Group donates 35,000 Euros towards the World Hunger Aid ('Welthungerhilfe') Project.

As a corporate partner, Amazonen-Werke is supporting the 'Welthungerhilfe' Project "Sustainable integrated agriculture in India". Initially, with a donation of 10,000 Euros handed over to the charity in the middle of 2014 and then this additional cheque, of 35,000 Euros, which was handed over in Hasbergen-Gaste on 18th December, 2015 by the Amazone general manager Christian Dreyer, his wife Bettina Dreyer, and the personnel manager René Hüggelmeyer to Vera Schernus...