The headquarters of HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
The Sitzenhof in Schwandorf is the HORSCH headquarters. This is where already in 1981 Michael Horsch fiddled about with his first machines. Since the foundation of the company in 1984, all sectors of administration, sales, service and especially the largest R & D department with the ACI (Agricultural Centre of Innovation) are located here. A lot of machine types that are built in the production department at Sitzenhof (extended enormously in 2019 and 2020 by the Forest Factory) are exported all over the world.
In the past years, the company grew enormously – in Germany as well as on an international scale. More than 1,000 employees are currently working in Schwandorf and approx. 2,700 all over the world. To be able to realise the resulting capacity increases, HORSCH started to build a new surface coating plant with a total area of 12,000 m² in 2022.
Each year, thousands of visitors are received the FIT Centre (Farming Innovation Training) to be trained or to simply visit the company.
Additionally, for more than 20 years the company has been cultivating 8 ha of demonstration lots at Sitzenhof where long-term tests of new methods are carried out and are compared with already known farming methods.