Data from the Brazilian Assn. of Industries of Machine and Equipment (Abimaq) estimates the country would end the year with a 40% hike in sales of agricultural machinery when compared to the previous year.
The VDMA industry association expects sales from German production to increase by 14% in the current year. "This means that we will break through the 10-billion-euro mark for the first time at the domestic production site," says association Managing Director Dr. Bernd Scherer.
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In this week's episode we look at how ag equipment manufacturers compare to other machinery sectors in their recovery. In the Technology Corner, Michaela Paukner looks at how the massive “all-in-one” machine by NEXAT handles every work step in production agriculture, including soil cultivation, sowing, crop protection and harvesting. Also in this episode: a number of dealers are making acquisitions in Dealers on the Move, Deere acquires battery technology provider Kreisel Electric and Ben Thorpe examines how the major OEMs' R&D expenses compare to their ag sales.