Trimble and AGCO Partner Up in a Joint Venture to Aid Farmers Globally with Comprehensive Precision Agriculture Solutions

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) have announced a joint venture to expand the accessibility of precision agriculture solutions for farmers worldwide using mixed fleet operations. The partnership is aimed at offering a more customer-focused business model and platform that will provide farmers with accessible, adaptable, and dependable mixed fleet ag solutions.

As per the agreement, both companies will merge their existing precision ag software solutions—Trimble’s Agriculture Business Solutions (TAS) and AGCO’s AgCommand into the joint venture. This consolidation will further offer a comprehensive precision ag software solution that provides value across the farmer’s workflow. The merged solution will include tools for planning, planting, executing tasks, managing resources, harvesting, and traceability—along with key insight and analysis tools to drive productivity and profitability for the farmer.

“This venture positions Trimble and AGCO to develop an unparalleled, open approach to deliver an industry-leading Ag software toolset for farmers managing mixed fleets,” said Rob Arnold, president of Trimble’s Worldwide Agriculture Division. Arnold continues to stress that, with farming operations becoming more sophisticated and advanced, accessibility to detailed data and clear analytics is vital for the modern farmer.

Eric Hansotia, CEO, Chairman and President of AGCO Corporation, similarly expressed his enthusiasm for the joint venture. He said, “Uniting AGCO’s rich machine and fleet data with Trimble’s more than 30-year history of precision ag expertise, fleet insights, and software solutions allows both companies to better support farmers.” He further emphasized that the partnership is in line with AGCO’s purpose of empowering farmers with smart solutions.

The joint venture is expected to operate independently, with its own set of executives. However, it will be co-owned and strategically guided by both Trimble and AGCO. The completion of the deal is subject to regulatory approval and standard closing procedures.

The financial terms of the joint venture remain undisclosed, and more details regarding the executive leadership and brand name will be revealed closer to the finalization of the deal.