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A remarkable career: Roland Kratz

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Roland Kratz with his Amazone AD-P pneumatic harrow-mounted seed drill in the background

Did you know that our company employs trained, passionate farmers who are also graduate engineers? Roland Kratz is one of them. His big advantage: He knows what he's talking about. He combines extensive agricultural knowledge, experience gained from several large international agricultural engineering companies and his engineering studies to create a unique and impressive all-round know-how.

The customers appreciate this. When Roland Kratz visits dealers and farmers as Sales Manager of AMAZONEN-WERKE for Germany and Austria, he can talk to them on equal terms. This is very persuasive, because he has already worked with the equipment himself and he knows how the machines work and what they can achieve.

He was already enthusiastic about agriculture as a child and it became more and more his passion. The since graduated agricultural engineer spent his holidays and leisure time on farms as a teenager and lent a hand as a harvest worker. He subsequently founded his own farm as a side-line. He began studying at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn in 1993, where he graduated as an agricultural engineer in 1999, in order to be capable at the conceptual level as well as the practical level.

His professional development to date has been marked by renowned agricultural engineering companies. After completing his studies, Mr Kratz joined a major US agricultural machinery manufacturer, where he was promoted to district manager and product manager. In 2003 he moved to a German harvesting technology company, where he continued his career as a sales manager and authorised signatory in the management. He joined us in 2016. We wish Mr Kratz continued success and enjoyment in his work at our company!