Machinery & Equipment

Deere launches targeted spray technology for corn, soybeans and cotton

deere seesprayJohn Deere has introduced ‘See & Spray Ultimate’, a factory-installed system available for the model year 2023 John Deere 410R, 412R, and 612R sprayers that enables targeted spraying of non-residual herbicide on weeds among corn, soybean, and cotton plants

Hits: 1668

Read more ...

Telemetry solution by Massey Ferguson

Telemetry masseyfergusonMassey Ferguson, a global leader in manufacturing for the agricultural industry, has launched an equipment-management solution that enables remote and real-time monitoring to any device

Hits: 1575

Read more ...

Interpon launches Redox One Coat

AkZonoble 11 MarchAkzoNobel has further enhanced its Interpon Redox range of powder coatings with the launch of Redox One Coat, the corrosion prevention solution that delivers all the protection one can expect from the Redox name, but in a single coat

Hits: 1684

Read more ...

CNH Industrial opens technology centre in India

CNH Industrial 9 MarchCNH Industrial has inaugurated its new India Technology Center (ITC), in a move to strengthen the company’s global R&D footprint focusing on product development and digital solutions

Hits: 1369

Read more ...

LEMKEN invests in a new hoeing technology facility

LEMKEN InvestitionLEMKEN, a specialist for arable farming, will invest US$20.41mn in a new machinery plant to be built in Dinteloord (North Brabant)


This new plant will also be connected to the Nieuw Prinsenland Agro Food Cluster as an additional benefit. The factory is scheduled to open its doors at the end of 2023 and will employ at least 30 additional members of staff.

In 2018, the agricultural technology company added hoeing technology, a promising field for the future, to its product range for professional arable farming. Since then, Steketee, the Dutch machine factory that LEMKEN acquired for this purpose, has grown rapidly, benefiting from the global shift towards mechanical, camera-controlled weed control. 

LEMKEN’s managing director Anthony van der Ley said, “The world around us is changing fast. That’s why everybody involved in the production chain needs to work together to ensure sustainability in food production. Primary agriculture in particular plays a pioneering role here. New technologies open up a wide range of possibilities. For example, by switching to smart mechanical weed control, we can apply crop care products more precisely and gradually reduce their use. That’s why we have been going full steam ahead with the development, production and sales of Steketee machines since 2018.” Van der Ley added that the company’s ambitions go beyond a simple expansion and modernisation: “We want to invest significantly more in product development to build on Steketee’s position as an innovator, for example with the use of artificial intelligence.

“We are very pleased that we have found a location nearby, so that all our employees can transfer to their new workplace without difficulty. The attractive environment is also important for further recruiting requirements. In addition, we will combine the creative design of the new building with the opportunity to establish ourselves as an experienced and innovative partner for other companies, for universities and colleges, and to offer a springboard for students or start-ups,” said  Nicola Lemken, LEMKEN's member of the management board.

Iljan Schouten, managing director of Steketee, is excited about the company's future prospects, “Just three years after our takeover of Steketee, we are now taking a big step forward. I'm very proud that LEMKEN trusts the Steketee brand and our team of young talents and experienced employees. We place great value on new technologies in both our factory and our end products. We want to create not only a state-of-the-art production facility, but also a development centre and an AgroForum as a source of inspiration and knowledge for our national and international customers.”

Hits: 1562

Alain Charles Publishing, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX, UK
T: +44 20 7834 7676, F: +44 20 7973 0076, W: www.alaincharles.com

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?