ROPA Open House 2020 will not take place

ROPA claims to provide innovative technology of the highest quality. Same premise applies to the organisation of the ROPA Open House Unfortunately, due to the current Corona pandemic and the resulting restrictions, it is not possible to conduct the traditional Open House.

ROPA Open House

Every other year, ROPA organizes its major in-house demonstration, in alternation with Agritechnica. Two years ago this event was organised on the occasion of the opening of ROPA Rheinland location in Viersen-Boisheim. For numerous visitors and fans of the agricultural machinery, this major event has now become legendary.

ROPA Open House 2018 - opening of ROPA Rhineland location, Viersen-Boisheim

Review of ROPA Open House 2016

More than 15,000 people from around the world came to the last ROPA Open House in Sittelsdorf; it took place on the 27 ha premises of this family-owned company. Impressive harvesting machines, loaders, state-of-the-art sugar beet and potato harvesting technology and the latest technical innovations from ROPA were all demonstrated in action in the field. An interesting framework program with festival hall, agricultural exhibition, a trade exhibition with technology companies and plant breeders, plant tours, a fan shop, and much more provided plenty of entertainment for the guests.

ROPA Open House 2016, Sittelsdorf

Production is running on schedule

Production & assembly

Meanwhile, production, delivery, and spare parts service at ROPA are running on schedule. The long-term storage of important components has proven useful in recent weeks, thus delivery delays of supplied parts do not affect the production process. The safety of employees is a top priority at ROPA. That's why, among other things, an extensive hygiene concept has been introduced, which includes the conversion to shift work in some departments.

Transport & delivery

The production of loaders for the 2020 harvest season is mostly finished. Currently, the production lines are running for the Keiler potato harvester and the Tiger 6S sugar beet harvester. The latter has been recently presented at Agritechnica and has won several medals for its R-Soil Protect hydraulic chassis system and the integrated R-Connect telematics system. The assembled machines are currently leaving the factory on low loaders and are on their way to the new owners in more than 40 countries around the world.

Other reviews

Open House 2014

On Sunday, 23rd of November 2014, at 10 am the traditional company open house with demonstrations of sugar beet harvesting took place in the beet fields around the ROPA plant in Sittelsdorf. During the open day for commissioning 2.7 ha of new production buildings on 7 ha of new company land the family company opened the new assembly centre of public inspection for the first time. A total of 30 million euros has been invested in the assembly plant with upstream shot-blasting and powder-coating plants that meet the latest environmental standards.

Open House 2012

More than 12,000 international visitors came to see demonstrations of ROPA innovations. Hermann Paintner also showed the first beet harvester he manufactured in 1972. A comprehensive programme with great variety including demonstrations of the new ROPA euro-Panther with two axles and slope compensation, the ROPA-euro-Maus 4 and the mass demonstration of seven sugar beet harvesters from Sittelsdorf in the field simultaneously kept visitors interested.