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Exhibitors and visitors on challenges and opportunities of green productivity.

Andrea Conchetto, CEO, Carraro Group

Globally we are experiencing an evolutionary process with unstable balances. At this moment in history, the agricultural mechanization sector has an opportunity to take a quantum leap to provide adequate answers. A company like Carraro can do this by designing and developing high-efficient solutions that enable machines to maximize productivity and reduce consumption and emissions. All this is consistent with the GREEN PRODUCTIVITY theme that SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS will bring to next AGRITECHNICA.

Globally we are experiencing an evolutionary process with unstable balances. The world population continues to grow, particularly in developing areas, and is expected to exceed 8.6 billion people by 2030. At the same time, the trend toward urbanization is growing, as a result of millions of people migrating from the countryside to the city. This means increased need for food at every latitude and major needs for adequate infrastructure. But keeping an eye on the environmental impact, which is likely to be high because of the combination of these factors.  

At this moment in history, the agricultural mechanization sector has an opportunity to take a quantum leap to provide adequate answers to the needs highlighted above. Specifically, a company like Carraro can do this by designing and developing high-efficiency solutions that enable the machines on which they are applied on the one hand to maximize productivity and on the other to reduce consumption and emissions.  

Moreover, all this is consistent with the GREEN PRODUCTIVITY theme that SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS will bring to next AGRITECHNICA, an event in which precisely the S&C issues can play a leading role for the benefit of this industry and OEMs.

Gernot Hein, Head of Communications/Press Spokesman of the Industrial Technology Division, ZF Friedrichshafen

For ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Agritechnica as the world's leading trade fair is the most important event in the agricultural machinery sector. Under the motto "The Future of Farming", we will be presenting solutions for increasing efficiency and in the field of e-mobility. But we are also happy to take up the topics of green productivity and sustainability. There is no better platform for us to discuss forward-looking topics and trends than SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS as part of AGRITECHNICA.

For ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Agritechnica as the world's leading trade fair is the most important event in the agricultural machinery sector - a place where visitors can experience tomorrow's innovations and global megatrends at first hand. This powerful atmosphere of progress is the optimal setting for us to present our product highlights.

Under the motto "The Future of Farming", we will show solutions for increasing efficiency and in the field of e-mobility. But we also like to address the topics of green productivity and sustainability, and we can show how ZF is meeting these challenges. We expect all our customers and important business contacts to be there, and the number and quality of technical discussions will again be very high. There is no better platform for us to discuss forward-looking topics and trends than SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS as part of AGRITECHNICA.

Erich Hofer, CEO/CFO, ARGO-HYTOS Group AG

The increasing demand for food requires more efficient processes across the entire agricultural chain without depleting the natural environment. The demand on the supply industry is: away from components and towards clever (sub)systems and assistance systems. Systems & components are the heart of every agricultural machine. For ARGO-HYTOS, AGRITECHNICA is one of the most important leading trade fairs. Here we meet our customers and can present our system competence live. 

The increasing demand for food requires more efficient processes across the entire agricultural chain without depleting nature. One solution here is precision farming, another is climate-neutral drives, e.g. fully electric machines, which can mean a completely different architecture of the machines. Existing technologies must therefore be reconsidered!

Developments in the market are driven by the requirements of society, regulations and other external influences. Machine manufacturers are confronted with the enormous challenge to follow these developments and needs of the market.

The demand on the supplier industry is: away from the component and towards the clever (sub-)system and assistance systems. The customer no longer buys components, but an integrated or holistic system solution. Expertise should be used where it is bundled, which is often at the supplier.

The customer expects his supplier to have an understanding of the function implemented by his components and of the interactions between adjacent systems. A good system supplier offers the customer important advantages: a significantly lower coordination effort, shorter development times, a shorter time-to-market and a great deal of know-how.

Innovations can only be achieved if the right components and subsystems are available for them. Systems & Components are the heart of every agricultural machine. It's like a gearbox: a system only works as well as its weakest cog. A look at the agricultural machinery industry and its development over the last years and decades shows: "Systems & Components" companies like ARGO-HYTOS have done a lot right in the past and are ready to meet the customer demand for integrated system solutions in the future.

Hartmut Rauen, Managing Director of the Power Transmission and Fluid Power Associations and Deputy General Manager, VDMA e.V.

The drive and fluid technology sectors face many demands from politics, customer industries and society. The solutions should be as compact, light and efficient as possible, but at the same time reliable, robust and environmentally compatible. The companies in our sector combine strengths with strengths by electrifying and digitising established as well as reliable technologies, thus enabling maximum productivity and sustainability for agriculture. For our members as suppliers to the agricultural machinery industry, SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS is the ideal platform for interaction with customers.

The drive and fluid technology sectors face many demands from politics, customer industries and society. The solutions should be as compact, light and efficient as possible, yet reliable, robust and environmentally friendly. The companies in our industry combine strengths with strengths by electrifying and digitalising established and reliable technologies, thus enabling maximum productivity and sustainability for agriculture.

The agricultural machinery industry is one of the most important customer industries for both power transmission and fluid power. For our members as suppliers, SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS is the ideal platform for interaction with customers. 

Future topics for agriculture are digitalisation and sustainability. While digitalisation is reflected in topics such as interconnectivity, automated processes, smart farming and the interface to implements, sustainability is about topics such as energy efficiency, power density, weight, environmentally friendly and biodegradable fluids as well as service life and availability. The tasks of our association are to recognise trends at an early stage and to set the right impulses. We provide our members with implementation assistance and orientation - in other words, we are shapers and enablers with standards, joint research and networking activities. 

The VDMA joint company stand at SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS enables member companies to have an exclusive presence at the trade fair with little planning and organisational effort, low overall and personnel costs and with the expert support and advice of a VDMA employee, which is well received.

Thomas Meisinger, Managing Director, HELLA Fahrzeugteile Austria

In agriculture in particular, the targeted use of optimal lighting can noticeably increase work safety and efficiency. But there are also good arguments for lighting technology from HELLA in terms of sustainability. In contrast to comparable incandescent lamps, LED worklights have a lower energy requirement and thus have a significantly more favourable energy efficiency. Unfortunately, the last AGRITECHNICA had to be cancelled. All the more reason for us to look forward to exhibiting at AGRITECHNICA 2023 and to exchanging ideas with customers and visitors there.

Tractors and combine harvesters are part of the road scene in the countryside. Tractors are getting faster and faster and combine harvesters are getting bigger and bigger. Therefore, the performance and reliability of the lighting must be right. In agriculture in particular, the targeted use of optimal lighting can noticeably increase work safety and efficiency. But there are also good arguments for lighting technology from HELLA in terms of sustainability. 

There are good reasons why LED lighting technology is now increasingly finding its way into agricultural technology: LED worklights not only turn night into day, but are also highly efficient and energy-saving. In contrast to comparable incandescent lamps, they have a lower energy requirement and thus have a significantly more favourable energy efficiency. Since LEDs have no filament and are much less susceptible to vibration, their service life is also many times longer than that of incandescent lamps. This, too, is a contribution to more sustainability.

Unfortunately, the last AGRITECHNICA had to be cancelled. All the more reason for us to look forward to exhibiting at AGRITECHNICA 2023 and to exchanging ideas with customers and visitors there.