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AMAZONE announces record sales turnover
Published on 05 March 2019
European farm machinery manufacturer, AMAZONE, has announced a 5.3 percent increase in sales in 2018 to achieve a record turnover of €481 million (AU $768 million / NZ $801 million).
Highlights of the year included the acquisition of the Schmotzer range of cultivation equipment; the staging of Amatechnica, the company’s biennial technology exhibition; and commencement of a new 24 ha manufacturing facility at Bramsche.
Phase 1 has seen the construction of a 16,000 square metre assembly and storage complex for large machinery and an administration building.
AMAZONE’s WindControl system for its fertiliser spreaders was awarded a gold medal, while the Comfort-Pack Plus control system for its UX01 Super trailed sprayer was awarded a silver medal at the Russian Agrosalon Show.
Joint managing directors of the family-owned business, Christian Dreyer and Dr Justus Dreyer, expect continued growth on the strength of the company’s track record for innovation and product quality.
More than 7% of the company’s turnover was invested in research and development. The company’s ‘AMAZONE 4.0’ project aims to further integrate the company’s machinery, technology and service offerings.
The overriding goal is to improve the profitability of farmers and contractors by allowing them to work more precisely and efficiently - the exact application of seed, fertilisers and crop protection products saves time and costs. At the same time, the precise or reduced application of fertilisers and crop protection products offers important environmental benefits.
Established in 1883, AMAZONE manufactures a wide range of cultivation, spraying and spreading equipment.
The company employs 1900 people, including 130 apprentices and trainees, at seven manufacturing sites throughout Germany, France, Hungary and Russia. More than 80% of the company’s production is exported.