AGCO Acquires Faromatics
For immediate release
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AGCO Acquires Faromatics, a Precision Livestock Farming Company
Smart Solutions Drive Productivity for Customers’ Operations and Improve Animal Welfare
DULUTH, GA, September 10, 2021 – AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced that it has acquired Farm Robotics and Automation S.L (“Faromatics”), a precision livestock farming company.
Faromatics is the creator of ChickenBoy, the world’s first ceiling-suspended robot that monitors broiler chickens and helps farmers increase animal welfare and farm productivity. ChickenBoy uses a complete set of sensors to measure thermal sensation, air quality, light and sound. It also uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify risks to health, welfare and farm equipment.
“This Faromatics acquisition supports our vision of being farmers’ most trusted partner for industry-leading, smart farming solutions across every area of our business,” said Eric Hansotia, AGCO’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited to create smart technology solutions for livestock producers, strengthen our existing capabilities, and accelerate innovation that helps our customers increase profitability while improving animal welfare.”
“We have now reached a moment where the combination of great technology with global market reach has the potential to make a lasting impact on animal welfare and farm productivity,” said Dr. Heiner Lehr, CEO of Faromatics. “We are very excited to be joining the AGCO team.”
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Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Statements which are not historical facts, including expectations regarding the closing of the acquisition are forward-looking and subject to risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain regulatory approvals, the failure to satisfy closing conditions. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which are current as of the date of this release, and AGCO and Faromatics disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.
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The ChickenBoy is the world’s first ceiling-suspended robot that autonomously monitors broiler welfare and helps farmers improve the productivity of their farms. The patented robot monitors thermal comfort, air quality, health and welfare of animals and proper farm equipment function. Farmers, vets and stock persons interact with the robot through mobile alerts or through our cloud platform.
Farmers are under a lot of pressure: razor-thin margins calling for higher and higher production on one hand, while on the other hand demands on animal welfare are ever increasing.
Return on Investment
Our products are designed to keep a balance between the interests of the animal and the farmer.
Over the last years we’ve been awarded and recognized by numerous organizations.