Raven Industries announced that it is expanding its facilities to support the organization's rapid growth as it develops cutting-edge customer solutions and accelerates the advancement of its industry-leading agriculture technology.
Raven recently opened a new engineering center in Scottsdale, Ariz., as part of this expansion. The Phoenix metropolitan area is a national hub for high-performance businesses and individuals. Raven benefits from strong ties to Arizona State University, one of the country's largest and most innovative universities, as the company continues to recruit top engineering talent. Raven team members will also have access to a nearby test farm for same-day testing, focusing on product development, data science, and artificial intelligence. This model enables more rapid and efficient agriculture technology iteration while putting the user experience first as demonstrated by the success of South Dakota's Raven Innovation Campus.
Along with the new Scottsdale location, Raven is planning a significant expansion of its Innovation Campus, located just minutes from its headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The upgraded facilities will provide additional space and resources for real-time engineering testing, research, and development in artificial intelligence, autonomy, machine learning, and core technologies.
“Our integration with Raven is rapidly accelerating technology delivery to customers, It allows our Engineering teams to efficiently go from ‘code to cab’ to develop and deploy new technologies. These sites, combined with our existing activities, will reinforce our commitment to have engineers work closely with our customers.”
Parag Garg, Chief Digital Officer, CNH Industrial
Arizona and South Dakota investments will strengthen Raven's engineering talent base, advance Raven technology integration and advancements on Case IH and New Holland platforms, and support demand for innovative aftermarket solutions.
“These expansions are a direct reflection of our commitment to autonomous development,” noted John Preheim, Raven Vice President of Engineering. “We are dedicated to delivering autonomous solutions that help growers optimize their operations, and these centers of excellence will provide the space and resources to support this vision.”
Raven continues to expand its award-winning portfolio of solutions, most recently with the introduction of OMNiPOWERTM 3200, its next-generation autonomous power platform. The OMNiPOWERTM 3200 enables farmers to remotely operate the unit via tablet or in autonomous mode without needing a driver. OMNiDRIVETM has also been recognized as a top innovative product by agricultural and biological engineering leaders as a 2022 ASABE AE50 Award Winner.
As Raven leads the market toward autonomy through established, award-winning driverless platforms, the company views autonomy as a critical component of its mission: assisting farmers in assisting the world. Visit https://ravenprecision.com/autonomy to learn more about Raven's autonomous advancements.