The international SIMA farm mechanization trade show took place this week in Paris, France. As usual, judged by a professional jury, Innovation Awards were granted to exhibitors who present remarkable new and innovative products to the market. Seventeen products were honoured this time with such an innovation award during a ceremony, where SIMA also celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Since 1931, the SIMA Innovation Awards have rewarded the most innovative solutions and technologies presented by the exhibition’s exhibitors. Each roll of honour illustrates the underlying trends in agricultural transformation, highlighting changes in agricultural equipment, user concerns and the solutions provided by manufacturers and suppliers. The winners are listed below in these five categories.
The winners were selected from among the 35 shortlisted entries and were awarded gold, silver or bronze awards in each category. Five categories reflect the exhibition classification: Soil and Crops; Harvest to Storage, Robotics and On-board electronics; Livestock, Renewable energy, Biomass and Biomaterials; Services and Software.
Category Soil and Crops
|Gold||Monosem||ValoTerra Ultimate sowing unit|
|Bronze||Hydrokit||4PTH, point hitch on tractor|
Category Harvest to Storage
|Gold||Klim’Top Controls||Klimanager management software|
|Silver||Krone||Additive dispenser on Big Pack baler|
|Bronze||New Holland||Grain Cam Mobile, Grain loss calculator|
Category Robotics and On-board electronics
|Gold||Ecorobotix||ARA plant-by-plant precision sprayer|
|Silver||Krone & Lemken||Combined Powers, Autonomous Vehicles|
|Bronze||Trelleborg Wheel Systems||Adaptive Tire Management System (ATMS)|
|Bronze||Rolland||RollControl Mass Flow Control System|
Category Livestock, renewable energy, biomass and biomaterials
|Gold||Samson Group||Opti-Sensor, NIR sensor on solid manure spreader|
|Silver||Bioret Agri||Delta-X – Fertisoluce, producing fertilizer on the farm|
|Bronze||New Holland||T6 Methane Power|
Category Services and Software
|Gold||ITK||Presto, blockchain tomato harvest forecasting|
|Silver||Beeguard||Beelive bee counter|
|Bronze||Agrosolutions||Carbon Extract measuring tool|