The presentation and discusson session of the Focus Day took place at Gut Kump in Hamm (Westphalia). First mentioned in the records in 1298, this estate had been opened as a hotel in 2012 after extensive reconstruction. Following the meeting there, the participants visited the Parts Logistics Center (PLC) of CLAAS in Hamm-Uentrop with 150,000 parts held in a storage surface area of 50,000 square meters. CLAAS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. The company, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel in Germany’s Westphalia region, is the European market leader in combine harvesters. CLAAS is the world leader in another large product group, self-propelled forage harvesters. CLAAS is also a top performer in world-wide agricultural engineering with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. CLAAS employs around 11,000 workers worldwide and reported a turnover of 3.8 billion euros in the financial year of 2014.