Topcon forms global agriculture group and bring IoT into agriculture
The aism is to create new connected field and farm management solutions for aftermarket and OEM customers. Global headquarters of the new group is Turin, Italy, with regional North American headquarters in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, U.S. and regional APAC headquarters in Adelaide, Australia.
The new global headquarters in Turin, Italy, is also a result of this added emphasis on connected farming. “Our telematics division — Tierra Telematics Design — has been located in Turin since 2008 and has had great success in both the construction and agricultural markets, particularly with important OEM clients,” said Ivan Di Federico, TPG Chief Strategy Officer and now also chairman of Topcon Agriculture.
“It is our objective to bring IoT (Internet of Things) solutions into the ag business that will link all the mechanics of farming to provide a workflow automation framework necessary to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture.” ■