Archive for December, 2010
• Industry: Agriculture
• Location: Duluth : GA : United States
AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE: AGCO), was founded in 1990 and offers a full product line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage, tillage equipment, implements and related replacement parts. AGCO agricultural products are sold under the core brands of Challenger®, Fendt®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, and are distributed globally through more than 2,700 independent dealers and distributors, in more than 140 countries worldwide. Retail financing is available through AGCO Finance. AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA. In 2009, AGCO had net sales of $6.6 billion.
• Industry: Agriculture
• Occupation: Sr. Corporate Communication Specialist at AGCO
• Location: Duluth, GA, United States
I joined AGCO shortly after graduating from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where I majored in Communication Studies. I grew up on a small rural farm in Florida where we drove Massey Ferguson tractors. Little did I know that one day I would be working for the company who manufactures them! Combining my backgrounds in agriculture and marketing, I am very excited to advocate for agriculture through AGCO’s social media channels.
AGCO offers a full-line of tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, implements and hay tools for professional farmers feeding the world. AGCO is the largest pure play, full-line equipment manufacturer focused exclusively on agriculture. Our brands are sold in more than 140 countries through one of the largest distribution networks in the industry.
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4205 River Green Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096
AGCO International GmbH
Victor von Bruns-Strasse 17
CH 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall
Phone +41 52 725 2200
South American Headquarters
Rua James Joule, 92 – conj. 601
Brooklin – SP
Phone +55 11 2139 3502
Held on a regional basis around the world, AGCO Netherlands BV’s engineering team took part in the BeNeLux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg) competition.
Following the first round of judging by the PTC board and registered users, three finalists were nominated and invited to present their designs to a group of their peers from across the region. These presentations took place in November of this year at the annual PTC user conference, held in Duiven in the Netherlands.
All the finalists were given the opportunity to present their chosen design and explain in detail how the various PTC software packages were used to help in the design process.
After the presentations, the audience of professional engineers judged that the AGCO TerraGator 8333 design was the winner!
In particular, the judges were impressed by the AGCO team’s intelligent use of the software to create a “smart and precisely structured design”. Ultimately this resulted in a design that reduced manufacturing time but more importantly to our customers, it allowed a significantly more detailed study of the machine’s stress characteristics, which will result in greatly improve durability. Additionally, the 3-D design tool allows virtual proto-typing of all component assemblies, greatly enhancing the machine’s reliability and ease of maintenance.
For this design, AGCO Netherlands B.V. used Pro/ENGINEER, Large Assembly techniques-Cabling-Piping, Pro/PROCESS and Windchill PDMLink 9.0.
Ronald Wouters, Chief Engineer at AGCO Netherlands B.V. and René Broers, lead engineer of the TG 8333 project, were very pleased to be there to receive the award on behalf of the team. In addition to a trophy, now proudly on show at the factory in Grubbenvorst, the team were given a special 3D computer mouse and a cash prize. They were also treated to a thrilling ride in an F1 Powerboat.
“Our entry in the PTC awards competition was a truly collaborative effort, involving our whole engineering team”, stated Ronald Wouters. He continued “with Pro/ENGINEER and the recent AGCO implementation of Windchill, all users are now working with the latest data, thereby improving the precision of our designs. This award makes us very proud and is a real stimulation for us to further improve as we work on the many exciting projects ahead of us”. Source: AGCO Netherlands B.V. wins PTC Design Award | Challenger
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