Agromechanics in the spotlight at Hanover
The world of agricultural mechanisation meets in November in Hanover, Germany, for Agritechnica 2023. A large parterre of exhibitors showcasing all the latest technologies. Three awards in the name of innovation for agricultural vehicles, components and projects for the future of the primary activity. Lastly, a packed calendar of meetings and focus groups on supply chain topics in the awareness of how agromechanics is increasingly crucial for the sustainability of agricultural activities and food safety
The Agritechnica exhibition is back in Hanover, after the long break due to Covid, scheduled from 12 to 18 November. Organised by DLG, the German Society for Agriculture and the Food Industry, the event is hosted at the city's exhibition centre and features 2,700 exhibitors from 53 countries on an exhibition area of 390 thousand square metres, with 400 thousand visitors expected from 135 countries.
67% of the exhibitors at the show are from abroad, and 17% of them are exhibiting in one of 23 international pavilions dedicated to specific countries, which this year will see the debut of the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Ukraine, Nebraska State, and Taiwan for the first time. The International Farmers' Day returns, dedicated to specific agricultural realities of the world. This year it is dedicated to France and Poland, with a programme that sees companies and industry organisations engaged in a professional debate on 14 November. The main theme of Agritechnica 2023 is Green Productivity, i.e. how important it is to increase the productivity of land with less use of agricultural inputs, while protecting the environment and nature. All this thanks to innovative technological solutions that can make the concept of "green productivity" a reality for farms. More than 120 meetings, focus groups and workshops characterise the range of agricultural and agro-mechanical topics on offer at Agritechnica. Space will also be given to the Live Team Workshop, which will include demonstration sessions on servicing agricultural machinery.
Several prizes have been awarded by the organisers of the exhibition. Starting with the Innovation Award, which in this year's edition saw one gold and 17 silver medals awarded. The first went to New Holland's CR double axial rotor combine, which gives rise to a "new performance class of double axial rotor combines that operate on the longitudinal flow principle". The 17 silvers were for: Telescopic front loader, Wilhelm Stoll Maschinenfabrik; Steyr® Tractoren, Steyr Hybrid Cvt; Multidimensional 3-point hitch adjustment for tractors, CLAAS; T4 Electric Power and T7.270 Methane Power (Gnl), New Holland; GrindStar, Saphir Maschinenbau; Rotary tiller, All-in-one; Curve Control for centrifugal spreader, Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer Se & Co.; Eco-Duo Vario, Zunhammer; Grinding device for forage harvester without manual adjustment, Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co.; Automatic conditioner set-up, Fendt Agco; Forward Looking Feedrate Radar for Axial-Flow combines, Case IH; "ChangeSep" reciprocating separator, Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik; Potato windrower with "SmartFold", Shaktiman Grimme Root Crop Sol. Pvt.; 3A - Advanced Automation and Autonomy, AgXeed B.V.; Radicle Agronomics™, Precision Planting LLC; Smart Implement: iQblue tool monitoring, Lemken GmbH & Co. KG. The winners of two other contests held as part of the exhibition will be announced directly at the fair. These are the second DLG Agrifuture Concept Winner - for pioneering work in agricultural technology and visions for the future - whose winner will be chosen from a shortlist of five finalists. And also the third edition of the Systems & Components Trophy - Engineers Choice, for components and systems that recognise the inventive spirit of the supplier industry and its great importance for agricultural technology, where a winning project will be selected from 21 finalists. FederUnacoma will be present with an institutional stand (Hall 5, Stand E40) at the disposal of member companies and those interested in learning about the Federation's activities and news on the industrial system and the Italian market. The Mondo Macchina magazine will be distributed, with an edition entirely in German, and the first volume of the FederunaComics comic strip dedicated to the safe use of agricultural machinery.