Annual Report 2018

Cutting edge

Precise weather information paired with cutting-edge harvesting technology allows for greater predictability despite a growing number of storms. Apart from flooding, storms pose the greatest threat worldwide to harvests.

From ordering fertilizer and booking operators to calculating costs, mobile farm management enables users to take their office work with them wherever they want.

Feeding the world also means better distribution. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, 1.3 billion metric tons of food are wasted each year, which is equal to around half of the global grain harvest.

Foodstuffs have long since become a financial product. Algorithms place bets within milliseconds on changing prices, which has ramifications for agriculture.

Satellites guide harvesting machinery with precision down to the last centimeter, map impacts, and provide weather data on mobile devices. They are an indispensable part of modern agriculture.

Hotbed of digital thinking: CLAAS provides in-house and outside experts with space to develop creative solutions in its very own Greenhouse.


For millennia, agriculture has formed a vital connection between humans and nature, and it remains so today. The difference is that numerous links have been added to the equation. Intrepid farmers, state-of-the-art agricultural equipment, and massive data streams are all doing their part. As a technology leader, CLAAS is a player in this web of connections and continues to move towards digitalized farming – always for the benefit of its customers. The latest Annual Report is therefore dedicated to unearthing the links that tie agriculture together.

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