Claas is furthering its cooperation with the Dutch startup, AgXeed, for the development and commercialisation of autonomous agricultural machines.
Through its investment company Seed Green Innovations GmbH, Claas has participated in AgXeed’s Series A financing round, alongside venture capital investor Amathaon Capital and a company from the Amazone Group.
Seed Green Innovations GmbH supports innovative companies, that want to play a key role in shaping the future of agriculture, and gives them access to Claas. This makes the Seed Green/Claas and AgXeed partnership a fulfilling one, as AgXeed offers intelligent, sustainable and fully autonomous farming systems, with scalable hardware, virtual planning tools and comprehensive data models.
Claas delivered its first AgXeed investment in Spring 2021; with the most recent investment, Claas secures further access to the innovative technologies for autonomous agricultural machines and AgXeed benefits from the international work and expertise of the Claas Group.
AgXeed presented their AgBot 115kW (154hp) tracked version in 2020; in 2021 they launched their 50kW (74hp) three-wheeled AgBot for orchards and vineyards, which was closely followed by the 50kW four-wheeled AgBot. All AgXeed vehicles are diesel-electric.
Together with its partners, AgXeed wishes to accelerate the development of efficient and holistic agricultural solutions in the coming years.