Billions of data points, thousands of health alerts, countless success stories: That was 2022 for smaXtec and its customers. We look back with pride and look forward to the future with confidence.
As we continue on our successful path as the industry's technology leader, we take a look back and see a year 2022 characterised by innovative strength, growth and team spirit. With its unique bolus technology, the smaXtec system recorded and evaluated around 150 billion data points with high precision over the course of the year. This resulted in more than 300,000 health messages sent to smaXtec customers every month. Based on these valuable insights into animal health, farmers all over the world were able to make the best decisions for their business success and for better animal health every day.
Numerous success stories
The best proof of the leading-edge and proven smaXtec technology is the growing number of satisfied customers. In 2022, numerous farmers shared their success stories with us again: Stories of healthier cows, improved fertility and many saved working hours and reduced cost. Particularly positive are the numerous additional farms from different countries that have agreed to report from smaXtec first-hand as testimonials.
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)
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 that allows recording the amount of water intake of each individual cow. The innovation is automatically available for all smaXtec farmers, who can be sure to always benefit from the most advanced technology on the market.
Further innovations such as the feeding tool, the abort detection and the classification of diseases according to severity, together with the numerous other implemented enhancements, are evidence of smaXtec's great innovation power. Moreover, additional integrations with various herd management programmes were realised for customers in 2022. The automatic data exchange between the systems results in an enormous gain in comfort and functionality for farmers.
Agriculture has shifted towards digitalisation. With the implementation of artificial intelligence, the cloud-based solution and the unique Bolus technology with high-precision temperature measurement, smaXtec makes farms 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 recognised with 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
Awards like these are a visible sign of smaXtec's innovative power and successful company history and the high level of recognition within and outside the agricultural industry.
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 in 2022 - with great success. Introducing the latest smaXtec technology TruDrinking, the booth at EuroTier in Hanover was one of the highlights of the year and attracted 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. Interesting presentations by external experts and the smaXtec team offer participants significant benefits. The Farm Days, which took place in different locations, were so popular that this format will be further expanded and offered comprehensively 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. smaXtec is thus relying on an international team and comprehensive on-site consulting.
In order to be even closer to its customers, smaXtec opened another location in Ireland and founded another office in Switzerland, the company's sixth subsidiary.
smaXtec keeps growing - for more healthier cows
2022 was characterised by growth. Not only was the number of cows under monitoring doubled compared to the previous year, but the smaXtec team also expanded by almost 50 % within one year.
With another duplication of cows under monitoring, we were able to successfully realise our growth strategy for the second time in a row in 2022. With our dedicated team full of innovativeness 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 customers worldwide 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 farming.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 and more cows under monitoring means not only business success for smaXtec, but also a big step towards a more sustainable dairy industry with healthier livestock. smaXtec will continue to pursue this goal with full commitment and dedicate all its energies 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.