Claas has announced it’s intensifying its existing cooperation with Dutch startup AgXeed for the development and commercialisation of autonomous agricultural machines.
Through its Seed Green Innovations GmbH investment company, Claas has participated in AgXeed’s latest funding round – that featured an investment from Amazone as well – and will also begin selling and supporting the autonomous tractors through selected Claas dealerships in Germany and Switzerland.
The cooperation between Claas and AgXeed started with an initial investment in Spring 2021 and has been continuously expanded since then. The recent investment secures further access for Claas to innovative technologies for autonomous agricultural machines.
At the same time, AgXeed will benefit from the international network and the expertise of the Claas Group in many areas, from development to sales and service. Claas Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH (CVG) signed a distribution agreement with AgXeed in May that will see selected Claas dealers in Germany and Switzerland become distribution and service partners of AgXeed this summer.
In addition to the sale of AgXeed AgBots, rental models will also be available that should make it easier for customers to get started with autonomous agricultural technology and enable extensive testing in their own operating structures. CVG has already added two AgBots to its First Claas Rental portfolio.