06 May 2021

Award recognises ag company is a CLAAS act

CLAAS UK is the winner of the Institution of Agricultural Engineer’s (IAgrE) 2021 Team Achievement Award.

Trevor Tyrrell, Senior Vice President (Western Europe & Oceania) and CEO CLAAS UK (pictured, below), was presented with the prestigious IAgrE 2021 Team Achievement Award at a ceremony held virtually at the end of April.

This award is given in recognition of successful teamwork and demonstrates what can be achieved with collaboration.


Presenting the award IAgrE President Paul Hemingway said: “The award was made to CLAAS for their contribution to the industry both in terms of products offered and engagement in agricultural engineering.”

Charlie Nicklin, CEO of IAgrE, added: “CLAAS UK has fully engaged with agricultural engineering education in the UK, both with colleges and other organisations for teaching and demonstration purposes.  They have supported graduate training for students at Harper Adams University with student placements in the UK and at the CLAAS headquarters in Germany.”

On receiving the award Trevor Tyrrell said: “When Helmut Claas was asked about CLAAS’ secret of success, his answer was clear and unpretentious: ‘There is no secret, just good ideas and motivated people’.  

“Those good ideas and motivated people have created a team in CLAAS UK who are striving to bring talented young people into our industry, and train them to the highest standards across a wide spectrum of disciplines.  I am very proud to accept the IAgrE Team Award on behalf of the CLAAS UK team, who fully deserve it in recognition of the benefits that their work has brought to the agricultural engineering industry as a whole in the UK and Ireland.”

Paul concluded: “Their staff have also been committed to service technician education through contribution to the Landbased Engineering Education and Training Committee LE-TEC and led by Trevor Tyrrell are a very worthy recipient of the IAgrE 2021 Award.”