2016-06-21Press release

Dedication of the Fuse Lab at the University in Gödöllő

On 17 June 2016, Prof. Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and CEO, inaugurated the new Fuse Laboratory at the Szent-István University in Gödöllő. The state-run university is the leader in education in the area of “Agricultural and Environmental Sciences” in Hungary. The research laboratory is provided to the university by the agricultural equipment company AGCO Corporation and the Hungarian agricultural machinery distributor Axiál Kft.

2016-06-21Press release

Dedication of the Fuse Lab at the University in Gödöllő

On 17 June 2016, Prof. Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and CEO, inaugurated the new Fuse Laboratory at the Szent-István University in Gödöllő. The state-run university is the leader in education in the area of “Agricultural and Environmental Sciences” in Hungary. The research laboratory is provided to the university by the agricultural equipment company AGCO Corporation and the Hungarian agricultural machinery distributor Axiál Kft.

“We, as an agricultural equipment company, together with our Hungarian importers Axiál, would like to provide students with the opportunity to already gain knowledge in the areas of precision farming and technology-based services at the university level,” says Martin Richenhagen, regarding the new Fuse Laboratory. “This knowledge is indispensible for a successful start into a career in agriculture or agricultural engineering. Because today, more than ever, the success of a farming enterprise depends on the intelligence of its machinery.”

The Fuse Lab presents the advantages of precision farming applications. The different kinds of work that a tractor with an implement performs can be simulated in the new lab. Future plans include transmitting machine data from Fendt machines that are in operation to the lab for experiments and analyses.


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“The Hungarian economy needs skilled workers who can put the knowledge they have learned into practice,” says Zsolt Harsányi, owner of Axiál Kft. “We, as Hungarian agricultural equipment distributors, are also dependent on well-trained, specialised workers. With the new research laboratory, we can actively support the education of a new generation of good engineers.”

Fendt 1000 Vario brings the key to the lab to the dedication ceremony.
Martin Richenhagen (right) and Zsolt Harsányi: “The Fuse Laboratory is proof for the excellent collaboration between Axiál and AGCO and will convince many students of the high performance of our companies.”

A Fendt 1000 Vario brought the key to the new Fuse Lab to the dedication ceremony. A driver sat in the cab, but the tractor steered itself fully automatically along a wayline saved in the VarioGuide system.

Picture gallery: Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President und CEO, receives an honorary doctorate.

Martin Richenhagen holds a lecture for students on the topic “The Future of Global Agriculture – How to Feed a Growing World Population”.

Within the framework of the dedication of the laboratory, Prof. Martin Richenhagen was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the Szent-István University Gödöllő. His lecture to the students was on a topic that is also one of the guiding principles of the AGCO Corporation: “The Future of Global Agriculture – How to Feed a Growing World Population”.

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