John Deere has been awarded a gold medal and three silver medals by the DLG jury ahead of Agritechnica 2019. With these latest awards, the Innovations Commission recognises John Deere’s ongoing efforts to develop advanced technology solutions and its collaboration with partnering companies. In total the industry entered more than 290 innovations in this year’s award competition.
“John Deere invests more than five per cent of its sales in research & development, and the medals demonstrate our innovative strength,” said Dennis J Docherty, John Deere’s Region 2* Vice President Sales & Marketing. “We are particularly proud of our ongoing collaboration with industry partners and service providers. Partnering and system openness are the main success factors for the further digitalisation of the farm industry. Our company is developing innovative solutions that allow farmers and contractors to make more profit from their field operations.”
“We have strengthened our worldwide network of research associations, and all John Deere’s product platforms as well as the European Technology Innovation Centre (ETIC) at Kaiserslautern are significantly involved,” said Martin Kremmer, Director of ETIC Kaiserslautern. “We also benefit from our collaboration with universities and research institutes when it comes to advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation systems and electrification.”