29th April 2015: FEMAC at RoboBusiness Europe 2015

Enric Pedros, Cluster Manager at FEMAC participated once more in the third and most important conference in Robotics Industry takes place in Europe. This edition organized in Milan, Italy, was focused among other topics in  healthcare & well-being, automotive, drones & AGV’s, education, energy, farming, play & learning, production, remote handling, and waste management.

Enric presented in the session “Precision Farming “, the last developments in Robotics whithin the Cluster FEMAC , and could share experiences with other key speakers like Mr. Benno Pichlmaier, Head of Research, Advanced Engineering and IP Management, in AGCO / Fendt or Mr. Gennaro Monacelli, Head of Innovation, Design Analysis and Validation Methods, of CHN Industrial.

The main topics discussed were  the enabler of precision agriculture: from the dairy farming to the agricultural inspections, from the material handling to the harvesting, robot technology has shown to be of great effect. Drone technology is poised to play a crucial role in the future of agriculture. Moreover, it is expected to see driverless tractors and fruit-picking robots become relatively commonplace on larger farms. The track focused on the real end-user needs, providing case histories and technology trends discussion.

From 22nd to 26th February 2015 – Participation in SIMA Fair – Paris

SIMA-SIMAGENA 2015 has just closed its doors after welcoming 238,848 professional visitors in five days, 23% of whom hailed from one of five continents. This result is almost identical to that achieved in 2013, a record year in terms of attendance, and is particularly satisfying in the current tense economic climate.

The organisers and the 1,740 exhibitors remarked on the optimism among the visitors and the renewed dynamism on the business front.

For the first time, some cluster companies participate toghether in the fair, having a 200 m2 stand in hall 6, AMP Sprayers SL, Tallers Corbins SL and Juscafresa SA.

Maquinaria Agrícola Sola SL and Arcusin SA participated also by theirselve as they have been participating since many years ago.

FEMAC trade Mission to USA. 10th February 2015

Dates: February 10 – 15, 2015
Cities: Tulare, California
Focus: Agricultural Machinery & Irrigation
Led by: Cluster FEMAC
Funding: ACCIÓ

The participation on this  trade mission provided Cluster companies members with an opportunity  to meet with prospective international business partners face-to-face, greatly enhancing the potential for business success. Trade mission included: business matchmaking with potential distributors,  customized market research, in-country business briefings, networking opportunities with others foreign participants, in-country support and follow-up assistance.

Workshop on future cluster-development and emerging industries 23rd January 2015

The goal of the Foresight Workshop on 23rd January in Berlin was to define the most promising and dynamic areas of future change in industrial transformation and cluster-development, collaboration and value creation. It will help to identify hypotheses and key variables for the subsequent in-depth analysis, which will form the basis for different scenarios about cluster futures.using the innovative Visual Road-Mapping Technique (link to additional information ), to outline possible development paths for cross-cluster collaboration.The workshop where 15 countries were represented, was organised by the European Cluster Observatory and VDI/VDE-IT. Enric Pèdrós, Cluster Manager at FEMAC took part on behalf of the Spain.

15th-17th Desembre 2014-Commercial Mission to Morocco

The agriculture in Morocco, represents 14% of their GDP but employs the 43% of active population.

With the “Maroc Pla Vert” the Department of Agriculture in Morocco, expect to improve the technology in the Moroccan fields, improving their agriculture in order to achieve higher rates of productivity. This supposes a big social support to the end user, the farmer, with grants up to 80% for the machinery purchase.

Spain, because of its proximity, and because of its knowhow in agricultural machinery and new farming techniques, is one of the most important importers.

FEMAC, in line with its internationalisation program and the good relationships in Morocco, has organized the last commercial mission of the 2014 year, last 15th to 19th December.

Central Agrícola Bovi SL, JYMPA 1971 SL, Niubo Maquinaria Agrícola SL and Sereva SL together with Elisabeth Molina, in representation of FEMAC Cluster, travel to Casablanca in order to have business meetings, previously arranged. They had also the chance, to plan a joint participation in the future Agricultural Show, SIAM in Mekness, for the next edition in April 2015.