Raven Industries has announced that it is expanding its facilities to accelerate the advancement of its industry-leading ag technology and to support the organization’s rapid growth as it develops cutting-edge customer solutions.

As part of this expansion, Raven has opened a new engineering center in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Phoenix metro area is a top hub nationwide for high-performance companies and individuals. This office location provides Raven with strong connections to Arizona State University, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative universities, as the company continues to recruit top engineering talent. With a focus on product development, data science and artificial intelligence, Raven team members will also have access to a nearby test farm, where they are able to do same-day testing. This model enables faster and more efficient agriculture technology iteration with user experience at the forefront — proven by the success of the Raven Innovation Campus in South Dakota.

In addition to the new Scottsdale location, Raven is also planning a significant investment in the expansion of its Innovation Campus, located minutes away from the company’s headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D. The revamped facilities will supply more space and resources for real-time engineering testing, research and development for AI, autonomy, machine learning and core technologies.

“Our integration with Raven is rapidly accelerating technology delivery to customers,” said Parag Garg, chief digital officer, CNH Industrial. “It allows our Engineering teams to efficiently go from ‘code to cab’ to develop and deploy new technologies. These sites, combined with our existing activities, will reinforce our commitment to have engineers work closely with our customers.”

Setting the foundation to accelerate Raven’s leading pace of development, the investments in Arizona and South Dakota will bolster the company’s engineering talent base, further Raven technology integration and advancements to Case IH and New Holland platforms, and support the demand for innovative aftermarket solutions.