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E & P Agro

E & P Agro, eMobilität und Präzision in Maschinen für die Landwirtschaft und den öffentlichen Raum

New technologies offer great opportunities for machines in agriculture and horticulture and for machines which are used for maintenance the public area. Through the development and application of electric drives, GPS, lasers, drones and image recognition, the accuracy and performance of machinery for agriculture and for maintenance in public areas can be improved a lot. By replacing diesel by electricity and using electrically driven and controlled tools, fuel costs can be significantly saved. In addition, environmental damage, noise and CO2 can be minimized.
Farmers, purchasers of agricultural products, public space administrators and also consumers demand higher performance and quality requirements. In addition to the listed hardware technical aspects, the keyword is transparency. Through data collection, successive workflows can be very well matched and there is always a clear understanding of the operations.

The goals and implementation steps of the project:
1. Development of electrical and precision applications on a lab scale and a small scale. Keywords: electric drive, servo drive / steering of equipment, drones, image recognition, lasers, GPS positioning, data collection.

2. Developing 5 innovative applications with respect to above-mentioned techniques for machines that are used in agriculture and public space

3. Testing of these machines on farms and horticulture companies and in public areas.

4. Conclusion and elaboration of possibilities in other machines

5. Inventory of opportunities in large scale applications, opportunities for SMEs in our region, cost savings, CO2 reduction, value chain in our region (better quality, higher production, dedication of self-produced energy).

The project is being implemented by 4 Dutch and German SMEs and a knowledge partner in 5 work packages.


Planned project costs

3.323.199,21 €

Project Duration

1.9.2017 - 31.8.2021


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Machinefabriek Boessenkool B.V.

Project partners

Fachhochschule Münster, ADLER Arbeitsmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, VNK B.V., Mts Van der Veen,


Financer Amount
MWIDE NRW 315.703,93 €
Fachhochschule Münster 267.950,44 €
EFRE / EFRO 1.661.599,61 €
Provincie Drenthe 41.863,92 €
Machinefabriek Boessenkool B.V. 640.649,84 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 189.422,36 €
VNK B.V. 95.828,75 €
Provincie Flevoland 42.093,86 €
Provincie Overijssel 42.323,80 €
Mts Van der Veen 131.905,00 €
ADLER Arbeitsmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG 166.412,65 €