Claas adds to its digital future


CLAAS is investing in the digital future, and recently laid the foundation stone for a new electronics development centre in the town of Dissen, southern Lower Saxony in Germany. Source: AFDJ eNews

“Information and communications technologies will play key roles in the future of CLAAS. We selected the location carefully, and are delighted that we can now proceed to the actual building phase,” said Mr Thomas Böck, responsible for technology and systems on the CLAAS Executive Board.

The international agricultural machinery company is investing a seven-figure sum.

Construction work on the roughly five-hectare property, which is located directly adjacent to the Dissen motorway junction, is scheduled for completion in 2017.

In future, the actual ‘lord of the manor’ in the new development centre will be CLAAS E-Systems.

CLAAS pooled its electronics expertise in this new subsidiary in 2014.

Over 150 employees work there developing control units, electronics architectures, terminals, camera systems, automatic satellite-guided steering systems and many other solutions for an increasingly digital, networked agricultural sector.

CLAAS had already purchased one of the leading agricultural software companies in 1998, and has integrated it successfully within the Group.

Since then, a highly capable range of technologies designed to increase efficiency has emerged at the Gütersloh site under the brand name EASY.

CLAAS has become one of the leading providers of solutions in the area of precision farming, and has received numerous awards for its innovative developments.