John Deere's ETIC

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John Deere's ETIC
Sunday, June 28, 2009Description :
Hendrik Hering, Minister of Economy and Agriculture of the Rhine / Palatinate region, recently witnessed the laying of the foundation stone for the new European Center for Technology and Innovation (ETIC) John Deere, currently under construction In Kaiserlautern, Germany.

In the presence of the Minister, the Mayor of Kaiserlautern and key local partners, Bharat Vedak, Vice President of the Intelligent Solutions Group (JDISG) at John Deere and Dr. Klaus Hoehn, Vice President of Technology and Engineering, Stone of the future building.


"The decision to establish ETIC in Kaiserlautern clearly demonstrates John Deere's commitment to the European market and to this region in particular. "Said Klaus Hoehn in his opening speech. "The extraordinary academic environment that this region offers and the local infrastructure have clearly motivated our choice in favor of Kaiserslautern. Located only a few dozen kilometers from Frankfurt International Airport and connected to the

Railway and motorway network, the Kaiserslautern Technology Park is ideally located halfway between two of our most important factories in Europe, Mannheim and Zweibrücken. "


John Deere's strategy is to provide high-tech solutions to its customers, Hoehn also stressed the importance of investing 11 million euros in Kaiserslautern. This center adds to similar infrastructure in the United States and India. "Our investment of more than $ 900 million in research and development in 2008 around the world demonstrates that John Deere has become a true actor

World. "Concludes Mr. Hoehn.


ETIC, the European Center for Technology and Innovation in Kaiserlautern, will be operational in the spring of 2010. It has been designed to accommodate up to 200 employees, mainly engineers and IT specialists. It will focus on the applications of the Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technology (IMET) and other advanced engineering solutions.




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