AGCO expands its grain reach with purchase of 151 Research

AGCO has taken over research and product development company 151 Research to create more technology solutions for its grain customers. AGCO and 151 Research already had an exclusive technology partnership to develop GSI GrainViz precision grain monitoring. This technology gives growers and commercial storage operators a wide range of information on moisture content of grain in silos and storage bins.

“Our grain customers are facing significant challenges,  we need the sharpest minds working on finding answers, and we believe this acquisition will help improve our customers’ operations through smarter technology,” said Stefan Caspari, AGCO senior vice president, general manager, Grain and Protein.

Paul Card, chief executive officer, 151 Research replied, “Our team’s goal at 151 Research has always been to solve problems by helping customers gain actionable insights to improve their business.  “GrainViz allows users to see the moisture content throughout the entire grain mass to proactively manage the quality and quantity of their stored grain. We are pleased AGCO recognized the benefits this game-changing technology can bring to customers.”

The team is completing an initial release of GrainViz in a limited number of locations this autumn.  A broader launch is planned prior to the 2021 harvest.

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