Foil maize seed drill – The first HORSCH development
The foil maize seed drill is Michael Horsch’s first own development which at that time was designed within the agricultural purchasing and sales company Horsch OHG Landau / Isar.
Start of the sales activities
The first participation in an exhibition in Munich was the kick-off for the sales activities.
Patent seed bar
The seed bar was Michael Horsch’s first patent.
The Seed-Exactor – The second HORSCH machine
The Seed-Exactor allowed for sowing under straw.
Seed drill PD 12
The seed drill PD 12 was the first pneumatic seed drill with more than 10 m working width.
Foundation of the HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
At Gut Sitzenhof in Schwandorf (Bavaria) the HORSCH Maschinen GmbH was founded.
The self-propelled seed drill
TerraTrac with Seed-Exactor with 4 m working width.
Entry into the tillage sector
The introduction of the rotary harrow SR 65 marks the beginning of the HORSCH tillage era.
Market launch of the DrillExactor 6
The DrillExactor 6 is another milestone in the HORSCH seed drill sector
The plant protection sprayer PT 150
The first self-propelled HORSCH plant protection spayer
Introduction of the PT 150 pneumatic spreader
A pneumatic fertiliser spreader based on the plant protection sprayer
The auger wagon UW 120 is introduced
With the auger wagon UW 120 HORSCH enters the harvest management sector
First double disc seed drill
The DS/D6 was the first HORSCH seed drill with double disc technology
The K 735 is introduced
This articulated tractor was developed as part of the joint venture with Kirovets in St. Petersburg
HORSCH Trac technology
HORSCH Trac technology reaches its peak with four different variants
Justus-von-Liebig-Award for Michael Horsch
For his visions, his energy and his creativity Michael Horsch is awarded the Justus-von-Liebig Award by the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel
The AT 200 is introduced
The All-Trac AT 200 is a self-propelled liquid manure tractor
The new seed drill DS/D3 makes its debut
The DS/D3 is introduced. It is the predecessor of the HORSCH Pronto
Airseeder CO 3 is introduced
The Airseeder CO 3 is the predecessor of today’s Sprinter ST
Jumbo ST 8
The harrow Jumbo ST 8 is launched
Cultivator FG 4.50
The first HORSCH cultivator for all-over mixing
HORSCH FITZ Training Centre is built
The HORSCH FITZ Training Centre is the first agricultural training centre of a crop production manufacturer for farming systems and product technology
Foundation HORSCH France
HORSCH France is an important component of the internationalisation of the HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
The cultivator FG 18 with 18 m working width is the largest cultivator at that time
Foundation HORSCH Anderson
It marks HORSCH’s entry into the US market
Prototype Tiger 6 m
The start of the Tiger family marks the basis of deep tillage without a plough
Breakthrough with the Terrano 4 FX
The Terrano 4 FX is a pioneer in tillage. With the TerraGrip tines the 3-bar universal cultivator sets standards in this market segment for years
Seed drill with 18 m working width
Construction of a new production hall in Sitzenhof
A new production hall is built at the company headquarters in Schwandorf thus increasing production capacity considerably
Co-ownership HNG in the Czech Republic
HNG CZECH sro in Hradec Kralove is an agricultural farm and serves as a test farm for several agricultural cultivation methods
With the intensively and deeply mixing Tiger AS HORSCH launches the alternative to turning tillage
World record Combiseeding
285 t of seed and fertiliser on 571.9 hectare within 24 hours
Introduction of Pronto DC
The new disc seed drill technology and the Pronto principle: cultivating, consolidating, sowing and pressing in one pass
Cooperation with Agro Soyuz
The machines for Russia and Ukraine are produced in cooperation with our former partner Agro Soyuz
With the Focus CS the StripTill system was born
Entry into single grain sowing
The Maistro RC is the first HORSCH single grain seed drill to be produced
Prototype Leeb PT 230
The Leeb PT 230, a new self-propelled sprayer for the plant protection sector, is developed
Introduction of the Sprinter ST
The Airseeder is revised fundamentally and the name is changed to Sprinter
The PPF system finds its way into the Pronto seed drills
The Pronto DC PPF (Precision Placement of Fertiliser) can sow and fertilise in one single pass
Market launch of the first HORSCH disc harrow
The Joker CT marks HORSCH’s entry into the disc harrow segment
New production site Ronneburg, Thuringia
The new production site increases production capacities considerably
New site in Russia
Together with our partner ROPA we build a joint site in Russia
Foundation of the HORSCH Foundation
The foundation of the HORSCH Foundation is logical consequence of the considerable social commitment of the Horsch family
HORSCH is awarded the prize Bavaria‘s Best 50
The Bavarian state government gives this prize to the fastest growing companies in the Free State of Bavaria. HORSCH received the award again in 2009 and 2013.
Market launch Focus TD
HORSCH is again the leading innovator. The Focus TD combines strip tillage with sowing
HORSCH is awarded with German economic prize for medium-sized companies
HORSCH Maschinen GmbH is awarded with one of the most coveted German economic prizes for medium-sized companies
HORSCH LEEB Application Systems
With the HORSCH LEEB Application Systems GmbH located in Landau/Isar HORSCH again is working on the highest level in plant protection.
With the Maestro HORSCH enters the market segment of single grain technology. In the same year the machine is awarded the prize Machine of the Year 2012.
New logistic centre in Schwandorf
In Schwandorf the state-of-the-art logistic centre is opened
Acquisition of Agrovation in Knezmost, CZ
The farm AgroVation in Knezmost is purchased and is on its way to become one of the largest and state-of-the-art agricultural farms for CTF (Controlled Traffic Farming).
Investment in training
There are large investment at all HORSCH sites with regard to apprenticeship and training possibilities
New building ACI
The new research and development centre ACI is opened in Schwandorf
World record precision single grain sowing
Within 24 hours a total area of 448.29 hectare has been sown and fertilised simultaneously with a Maestro 24.70 SW and a CLAAS Xerion.
Milestones of Agricultural Engineering
For its pioneer work and for the innovations in the sector of farming without a plough HORSCH is awarded the prize Milestones of Agricultural Engineering
Also in marketing HORSCH sets standards and is awarded the Agricultural Marketing Prize.
Machine of the year 2014
For all sprayers with BoomControl Pro HORSCH is awarded the prize Machine of the Year
Two DLG silver medals
For the singling of corn and for the boom control system BoomControl Pro HORSCH is awarded with two DLG silver medals
Top image for HORSCH
With more than 80 points in the DLG image barometer HORSCH achieves the best result in the company’s history
Expansion of the Ronneburg site
HORSCH doubles its production capacity in Ronneburg
The source of success
Highly qualified and highly motivated employees are the source of our success. By now the HORSCH Maschinen GmbH employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. Without their commitment our success story would not have been possible.