For yet another year, Ternium participates as the official sponsor of Expoagro, the largest open-field agro-industrial exhibition in Argentina in the city of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, close to its main production center that produces sheets for the industry. Within this framework, together with Expoagro, the company launched the eighth edition of the Ternium Expoagro Award for Agroindustrial Innovation with the presence of Martín Berardi, Executive President of Ternium Argentina, and José del Boca, Commercial Vice President of that firm. It seeks to promote and stimulate the development of technology related to agricultural machinery of Argentine origin.
The CEO of Exponenciar, Martín Schvartzman, and the president of the Mainero firm, Nelson Lambertini, winner of the silver medal in the last edition of the award and the mention for industrial design in the Harvest category, also participated in the presentation. by the Mainero MDD 200 corn header.
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“We believe that innovation, creativity and the application of technology are key to any industry. We see it in our processes and we know that in agriculture these dimensions are increasingly important for the usual challenges and the new ones that are beginning to appear, such as efficiency, sustainability, and safety,” Berardi remarked. “The local agricultural machinery sector is innovative and impressively efficient. I think that this must be disseminated internally and externally, and Expoagro is a spectacular showcase”, he added.
“This initiative seeks to reward and stimulate technological innovation. We are sure that this new edition will provide us with discoveries and advances that will significantly improve the productivity of the Argentine countryside”, highlighted Martín Schvartzman, CEO of Exponenciar. (Photo: Expoagro).
Innovation and creativity thinking about the future
“The Ternium Expoagro Award is an accelerator, which encourages innovation among competitors and promotes changes towards the future. In addition, the innovation of the participants also motivates us and pushes us to develop new products to accompany them in their needs”, highlighted the executive president of Ternium Argentina.
“The agro-industrial sector, without innovation and without care for the environment, runs out of resources. What this initiative seeks is to reward and stimulate technological innovation. We are sure that this new edition will provide us with discoveries and advances that will significantly improve the productivity of the Argentine countryside”, remarked Martín Schvartzman. For his part, Nelson Lambertini added “our case shows what the prize and encouragement means for manufacturers, where it has a huge impact behind closed doors. It is pure motivation for companies that have innovation as a permanent purpose”.
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The objective of the Ternium Expoagro Award for Agroindustrial Innovation is to promote and stimulate the development of technology of national and foreign origin for agricultural machinery and to enhance the international competitiveness of the sector through the continuous improvement of production processes. This is a distinction for the Argentine industry that is committed to research and development, and applied research. So far, since 2009, more than 100 developments in Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Tierra del Fuego, Tucumán, CABA and Santiago del Estero have received awards.
In addition, the award has a prestigious jury made up of 19 entities, and is supervised by the German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), known as DLG, which is the organizing institution of the largest indoor agricultural machinery exhibition in the world. world: the Agritechnica. Every year, the DLG and the jury choose a company that wins the Ternium Expoagro Award so that it can present its development at the exhibition held in Hanover, Germany.
The initiative, which until now had a biannual frequency, will be carried out annually from 2023 and incorporates new categories linked to environmental sustainability and university students, as participants. (Photo: TN).
The initiative, which until now had a biannual frequency, will be carried out annually from 2023 and incorporates new categories linked to environmental sustainability and university students, as participants. In this way, developments that stand out for their environmental and energy performance and/or contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions will also be rewarded, as well as innovation projects, plans or prototypes developed by advanced university students. The contest is open to companies that manufacture agricultural machinery, agro-industrial companies and individuals (including university students of careers related to agribusiness and engineering) who demonstrate authorship and intellectual property of the project presented.
Registration: from 1/4 to 30/7 2023 Jura: November 2023 Delivery and awards: at the ExpoAgro 2024 fair