Agco Corporation, KS (US) / AGCO GmbH – Fendt, Marktoberdorf: At the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the Fendt Factory Union – incorporating the Marktoberdorf and Asbach-Bäumenheim production sites – was designated as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse. With this, Fendt now joins an exclusive club of just 44 companies worldwide – the Global Lighthouse Network. Global Lighthouse Network companies play an influential role in the 4th Industrial Revolution, skilfully updating their production processes by using digital data analysis, autonomous systems or a particularly high level of agility. “The AGCO brand Fendt is the only manufacturer of agricultural machinery to be accepted into this high-calibre network of global industrial firms,” says Hans-Bernd Veltmaat, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer AGCO. “This accolade is testament to Fendt’s development prowess as well as its leadership in tractor production; a true contender on the international stage. With state-of-the-art manufacturing and production plants as well as intelligent processes, Fendt and its sister brands within the AGCO Group achieve a highly variable and efficient mode of production.”

The end result is that Fendt tractor production can respond quickly and flexibly to current market requirements. The statement from the Global Lighthouse Network judging panel sums it up: “Fendt combines digital solutions with an intelligently designed assembly line. It gives Fendt the capability to use the same assembly line to produce 9 tractor series – from 72 to 517 hp – with a batch size of just one.” “Our aim is to build 20,000 tractors by the end of this year,” says Ekkehart Gläser, Head of Production at AGCO/Fendt.

About the Global Lighthouse Network:
The World Economic Forum convenes in Davos every year to discuss and promote economic and political developments around the world. These high-profile forums also gave rise to the Global Lighthouse Network, a project established as an exchange platform for industry. It is a community of 44 prominent companies from the production landscape. The purpose of the network is to discuss and scale up new technologies, innovations and methods of digitalisation and Industry 4.0. Fendt® is a worldwide brand of AGCO. … read more – – Manfred Lorenzen, Soest
Quelle: AGCO GmbH – Fendt / Agco Corporation