CLAAS has laid the foundation stone for a new electronics development centre in the town of Dissen, southern Lower Saxony.
“Information and communications technologies will play key roles in the future of CLAAS. We selected the location carefully, and are delighted that we can now proceed to the actual building phase”, explains Thomas Böck, responsible for technology and systems on the CLAAS Executive Board.
A seven-figure sum has been invested in the development of the roughly five-hectare site, which is scheduled for completion in 2017.
CLAAS E-Systems was created in 2014, when CLAAS pooled its electronics expertise into a single subsidiary. Over 150 employees work here developing control units, electronics architectures, terminals, camera systems, automatic satellite-guided steering systems and many other solutions for an increasingly digital, networked agricultural sector. The staff at CLAAS E-Systems came from a variety of CLAAS subsidiaries in Gütersloh, Harsewinkel, Bad Saulgau, Paderborn and Denmark.