Kongskilde Agro GmbH
1919 Company founded by Karl Becker in Kassel. At that time, the product range consisted of industrial scales.
1946 Construction of the first agricultural machine, a beet and potato crusher.
1949 Company moves to Oberweser, Gieselwerder, a town 50 km north of Kassel. At the same time, the “Quirl” combi-crumbler is developed.
1950 Patent granted for the “Quirl” combi-crumbler. Distribution via OEMs who incorporate the crumbler into their own combinations.
1960 Development and start of production of seedbed combinations.
1962 Development of the first mechanical, centrally driven single-seed drill, the “Centra-Drill”.
1965 Construction of a new 4,000m² production hall.
1969 Production facilities extended by a further 5,000m², resulting in 15,000m² covered production area.
1972 Development of the pneumatic high-pressure rinsing system, with patents granted for it worldwide. This was a groundbreaking invention in the field of single-seed drills. Series manufacture of the “Aeromat” single-seed drill for sowing maize. First machine to work independently of calibration.
1978 A new generation of hydraulic folding seedbed combinations is launched under the names “Ratiomat” and “Hydromat”.
1979 Construction of a new 5,000m² warehouse and ultra-modern, fully automatic painting and welding facility to meet the steady upward trend of Becker products.
1984 Development and launch of the company’s own 2-row disc cultivator, the “GF – RigidFlex”.
1985 Majority holding in the company Fritzmeier GmbH Großhelfendorf.
1988 Product range expanded with the development of a maize hoe.
1989 Redevelopment of the “Aeromat DTE” unit, which meant mulch could now also be sown with Becker single-seed drills.
1990 The company Becker is taken over by Cormall Holding from Sonderborg, Denmark.
1993 Development of the “Aeromat-Kombimat”, a sowing combination with separate carriage for spreading fertiliser.
1997 The company Becker is taken over by Kongskilde Industries A/S, Sorø, Dänemark, and all Kongskilde technology for the German market is distributed from Gieselwerder. Production of Becker machines is relocated to the Kongskilde works.
2001 Company renamed DANAGRI Deutschland GmbH & Co KG; the company is wholly owned by the Danish DANAGRI Holding AS. Distribution of Kongskilde technology is assigned to Howard Maschinenfabrik in Michelstadt. Thus all that remains is the distribution of Becker machines and replacement parts.
2004 Danagri regains production and development of Becker machines.
2005 DANAGRI Deutschland GmbH & CO KG regains the assignment and distribution of Kongskilde products in Germany from the company Howard in Michelstadt. With this, DANAGRI is now the general importer for products of the Kongskilde Industries Group (Kongskilde, Becker, Howard, Nordsten and Överum) in Germany.
2006 Danagri reaches another milestone with the launch of the new M20 singling unit with rotating star ejector, which allows even more precise sowing at even higher driving speeds.
2007 With the new mechanical single-seed drill, Electra, Danagri successfully manages to penetrate the field of professional sowing technology with electric drive.
2008 The production site in Oberweser is expanded with a new office and training building: The 500 m² facility takes account of the fact that the business volume of Danagri has doubled in the last five years.
2009 Danagri amazes experts with the new pneumatic single-seed drill,” e-motion”, which allows each seeding row to be individually electrically driven and controlled. Thanks to “e-motion”, Danagri ultimately reestablishes itself as the leading expert in single-seed sowing technology in Germany.
2010 Danagri launches the trailed pneumatic single-seed drill, Maxi-Line, which ensures optimal application of 4.8 m³ of fertiliser, gentle on the soil and with precise metering. Thanks to the standardised three-point hitch behind the chassis, the Maxi-Line can also be combined with other machines for sowing and fertilisation.
2011 Following takeover by Kongskilde A/S, the company is given a new name: Becker Landtechnik.
2014: The name Becker Landtechnik is changed to Kongskilde Agro GmbH.