At €655 million ($718.5 million), the German ag equipment manufacturer Amazone experienced an exceptional year for sales in 2021, exceeding prior-year revenues by 22% to set another new record for the company.
The impact of increasingly negative attitudes toward agrochemicals and more stringent machine regulations with a lack of commonality across markets has prompted Lemken to ditch production of conventional sprayers.
Sales declined by 2.9% to €467 million ($519 million) in the fiscal year 2019, down from the record €481 million ($535 million) posted in 2018. Amazone’s joint managing directors, Christian Dreyer and Dr. Justus Dreyer, said confidence remains strong in the agricultural sector, despite the current challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Having lost ground following an exceptional €515 million ($531 million) peak in 2013 with a recent year low of €402 million ($455 million) in 2015, the German company’s sales figures rebounded in subsequent years, by a modest 1% in 2016 and a very respectable 12.5% in 2017.
The assembly and testing plant in Bramsche, just 15 miles north of the group’s headquarters factory near Osnabruck in northern Germany, comprises a 172,200 square feet cruciform building that takes up 12 acres of the 62 acre site.
Amazone, the German manufacturer whose ag products include tillage equipment, grain seeders, fertilizer spreaders and crop sprayers, is adding hoeing (weed removal) technology with the transfer of the Maschinenfabrik Schmotzer GmbH’s product line to its other ag machinery, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
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