The Institution of Agricultural Engineer’s (IAgrE), which is the professional body for scientists, technologists, engineers, academics, managers and students working in the UK landbased sector, has presented CLAAS UK with its IAgrE 2021 Team Achievement Award.
Presenting the award to Trevor Tyrrell, Senior Vice President (Western Europe & Oceania) and CEO CLAAS UK, IAgrE President Paul Hemingway said, “The award was made to CLAAS for their contribution to the industry both in terms of products offered and engagement in agricultural engineering.”
Charlie Nicklin, CEO of IAgrE commented: “CLAAS UK has fully engaged with agricultural engineering education in the UK, both with colleges and other organisations for teaching and demonstration purposes. They have supported graduate training for students at Harper Adams University with student placements in the UK and at the CLAAS headquarters in Germany.
On receiving the award Trevor Tyrrell said, “When Helmut Claas was asked about CLAAS’ secret of success, his answer was clear and unpretentious: ‘There’s no secret, just good ideas and motivated people’.
“Those good ideas and motivated people have created a team in CLAAS UK who are striving to bring talented young people into our industry, and train them to the highest standards across a wide spectrum of disciplines. I am very proud to accept the IAgrE Team Award on behalf of the CLAAS UK team, who fully deserve it in recognition of the benefits that their work has brought to the agricultural engineering industry as a whole in the UK and Ireland.”
Their staff have also been committed to service technician education through contribution to the Landbased Engineering Education and Training Committee LE-TEC and led by Trevor Tyrrell are a very worthy recipient of the IAgrE 2021 Award.”