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In 2022, the agritech company headquartered in Austria, achieved another record year with its proven cow health management system. With unique technological advances, expansion into new markets and a successfully implemented growth strategy, the company is making big strides in cow health and sustainable milk production.Billions of data points, thousands of health alerts, and countless success stories: 2022 in short for smaXtec and its customers. With its unique bolus technology, the smaXtec system recorded and evaluated around 150 billion highly precise data points in 2022, resulting in more than 300,000 health messages sent to customers every month. These valuable insights enabled dairy producers around the world to make the best and most informed decisions each day – driving both cow health and their operational success.
Numerous success stories
A testament to the cutting-edge and proven smaXtec technology is the growing number of satisfied customers. In 2022, numerous producers shared their success stories with smaXtec: improved herd health, record fertility, and a reduction in both labor and overall costs. Check out the numerous first-hand testimonials from all over the world:
„For me, it is simply important to keep healthy animals. smaXtec monitors the health of the animals around the clock so that I can intervene at an early stage if any problems occur."
Christoph Harrer, smaXtec customer (DE)
„Since I have been using smaXtec, the overall health of my herd has improved greatly. The system detects all problems quickly so that I can take quick targeted action."
Ronnie Schellekens, smaXtec customer (NL)
„We had a system tracking similar data previously but adding these features of tracking inner body temperature and a calving alert makes me feel like we're at the next level of cow monitoring."
Chad Butts, smaXtec customer (US)
„The system detects mastitis before flakes are detected in the milk. It saves treatment with antibiotics – I usually manage with painkillers and it clears up."
Klaus Nissen, smaXtec customer (DK)
“With smaXtec, we are able to pick up any high temperatures, mastitis cases or any rumination decreases straight after calving. It’s like a third eye watching the cows. Our herd is a lot healthier and it’s generally a lot more efficient with the smaXtec boluses. We’re a more profitable business with this installed – without having to employ a third person.”
Robert Spiller, smaXtec customer (UK)
Small and large innovations with great impact
smaXtec is continuously evolving and has again implemented numerous improvements in all areas of the system in 2022. One of the biggest achievements of the year is the unique TruDrinking technology. The AI-supported innovation is a world first, enabling water intake to be quantified for each individual cow. This pioneering development is automatically available to all smaXtec customers, who are always sure to benefit from the most advanced technology on the market.
New features such as the feeding tool, abortion detection, severity of disease classification, and numerous system enhancements are evidence of the great innovation power at smaXtec. Additionally, multiple new integrations with various herd management systems were released for customers in 2022. The automatic data exchange between the systems results in a tremendous increase in efficiency and functionality for dairy producers.
„Agriculture has shifted towards digitalization. With the implementation of artificial intelligence, the cloud-based solution and the unique Bolus technology with high-precision temperature measurement, smaXtec makes dairy production future-proof. We are proud to be the unrivalled technology leaders in measuring inner body temperature, rumination and water intake.“
Dr. Stefan Rosenkranz, CEO for Innovation and Technology
For its unique innovations and exceptional business success story, smaXtec has also been recognized with numerous awards during the last year.
• Ernest&Young Scale-up Award
Silver medal category "GreenTech & Energy
• Agri Scot Innovation Award
Awarded at the AgriScot Fair - the No. 1 agricultural fair in the UK
• Styrian Export Award
Winner category Medium Enterprises, awarded for successful export history
These awards are clear evidence of the high level of recognition both within and outside of the agriculture industry and are a result of smaXtec’s innovative strength and successful company history.
One year full of great events
After two difficult years for trade fairs due to the pandemic, smaXtec participated in numerous events all over the world – with great success. Introducing the latest TruDrinking technology, the EuroTier booth in Hanover was one of the highlights of the year 2022, attracting an exceptionally high number of visitors throughout all days of the fair.
Successful new event format: smaXtec Farm Days
To ensure that customers always gain the greatest benefit from the system, smaXtec has launched a new event format: The smaXtec Farm Days offer customers the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from others' experiences. Additionally, interesting presentations by external experts and the smaXtec team offer participants significant benefits. The Farm Days, which took place in various locations, were so popular that this format will be further expanded in the coming years.
New markets in Europe and the USA
In 2022, smaXtec was able to further expand its activities in numerous important export markets within and outside Europe. Following the successful market entry in the USA in the previous year, smaXtec managed to successfully penetrate important states such as Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Michigan in 2022. With Denmark, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, significant new markets have also been entered in Europe. This success was made possible by a robust international team offering comprehensive on-site consulting.
To further enhance the customer experience, smaXtec established another location in Ireland and founded the company’s sixth subsidiary with the opening of the Swiss office.
smaXtec keeps growing - for more healthier cows
2022 was characterized by growth. Not only did the number of cows under monitoring double compared to the previous year, but the smaXtec team also expanded by almost 50 % within one year.
“By doubling the cows under monitoring again, we were able to successfully realize our growth strategy for the second time in a row in 2022. With our dedicated team full of innovation and expertise, we continue to follow our claim to be the leading and comprehensive health management system for dairy cows. This enables us to offer our worldwide customers unique, valuable insights and the best of advisory services. I would like to thank all our customers and employees for this. Together, they are driving sustainable and profitable dairy industry.”
Dr. Stefan Scherer, CEO for Strategy and Sales
What will the future have in store?
The road ahead continues to be one of growth. More cows under monitoring not only means business success for smaXtec, but also represents continuous commitment towards sustainability in the dairy industry through improved cow health. smaXtec will continue to pursue this goal with full commitment and dedicate all its energy to the expansion of international markets and sites. smaXtec customers can look forward to many innovations and can be sure that they will continue to benefit from the most advanced health system for dairy cows in the years to come.