Running a sustainable and profitable farm means using intelligent and autonomous machinery. Fewer and fewer people work in agriculture, even though they need to feed an ever-growing world population. Then there are challenges such as climate change, complex regulations, and rising costs for commodities such as energy or fertilizer. AGCO operates by the motto “Farmer First”, which means equipping its leading brands of agricultural machinery – Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra – with the latest technology. Since each provider offers, among others, many different series of tractors, with various options available for each specific range and model, the challenge is a complex one.
In demand are state-of-the art software products, such as guidance systems. These contain driver assistance functions or other optimised features and can, for instance, steer tractors along pre-determined tracks via GPS signal for more efficient utilisation of their fields. The efficient use of agricultural land may lead to higher crop yields.
To this end, AGCO employs product experts who understand the needs of farmers and contractors worldwide. They are responsible for software development, the testing of intelligent machines and associated test systems. Gofore employees were also involved in this context.