MENSCHEN INTERNATIONAL PARTNER TELEGRAM NEWS-TICKER Krone Kids Club Another type of holiday: 30 children from Maschinenfabrik staff members visited the Krone Kids Club during the autumn vacation. Here, the kids were cared-for over three days from 6.30 am to 4.15 pm. A whole lot of fun events were on offer with numerous games and handicraft opportunities – and naturally a factory visit was part of the itinerary. Silver for agrirouter The Internet data exchange platform for farmers and agricultural contractors, “agrirouter” developed by DKE GmbH & Co. KG should spring into action as from spring 2018. The innovative concept earned a silver medal from the DLG. Krone is a founder-member of DKE. Tyrolean grassland evening At the first Tyrolean Krone Grassland Evening at Thiersee, organised by Krone and marketing partner Hauser, around 1500 visitors studied 25 forage implements with tractors to the backdrop of idyllic Alpine scenery. Tractors were supplied by farmers and contractors. Agropars event At Agropars in Shiraz, Iran, Krone importer Rashin Persia presented the ActiveMow mower and a Swadro in the German Pavilion. Both implements attracted considerable interest from visitors and because of this were also demonstrated in action. 40 Vice-president of Climmar Ludger Gude (2nd from r., managing director of LVD Bernard Krone GmbH) has been unanimously voted CLIMMAR vicepresident. CLIMMAR is an association of leading agricultural machinery dealerships and associated servicing and repair organisations from 16 European countries. Prize-winning suppliers As part of a gala celebration, Krone honoured the winner of the title: “Supplier of the Year”. Krone suppliers from home and abroad welcomed the recognition through prizes given for seven categories (welding construction groups, assembled systems, drive train, hydraulics, electronics, service and “best newcomer”).
Media prize The media prize for the “Green Reportage” of the German Association of Agricultural Journalists awarded by the Dr Bernard Krone Stiftung, was awarded this year to editors from the TAZ and Stern publications and dlz Agrarmagazin, Wochenblatt for Landwirtschaft und Landleben. More than 60 editorial teams entered the contest. New in Krone team Since the beginning of August, Eide Bösch (32) is new Krone factory representative in the Elbe-Weser triangle region. Bosch is a trained agricultural machinery mechanic and service technician who also has sales experience. He takes over the area formerly managed by the long-serving factory representative Carsten Böger, who starts a wellearned retiral. Knotter model for training Krone has presented a model of a BiG Pack knotter to the Handwork Chamber of the Pfalz in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The model is to be applied there for external training of agricultural and construction mechatronics engineers, and further training for master certificate, at the Career Training and Technology Centre. Smart data, smart service As part of the research project “Smart data, smart service” a practically applicable solution for using and assessing data from machinery and software is to be developed. Aims are efficiency increases and production improvements in agriculture. The event marking the start of the project was held in Spelle. EasyCollect for other headers The row-independent maize header Easy- Collect FP from Krone can also be adapted to fit other makes of forage harvester. With this development, Krone reacts to the strong demand for the EasyCollect technique right across the forage harvester market. Behind the demand is the proven high quality of the resultant chopped forage. Dr Krone honoured Dr-Ing E. h. Bernard Krone (2nd from r.) has been presented with the “Goldene Olga” lapel pin as a “thank you” for his help and support for the Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony Dairy Industry Association). Dr Krone has continually supported the action “Goldene Olga” since 2002. 41