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Claydon appoints importer for Spain

Claydon, a pioneer in direct strip seeding technology, has appointed AG-Group as the sole importer for its range of drills and stubble management equipment in Spain.


AG-Group headquarters, Tamarite de Litera

Claydon, a pioneer in direct strip seeding technology, has appointed AG-Group as the sole importer for its range of drills and stubble management equipment in Spain. AG-Group started off in 1987 as Vogel and Noot Espana S.A..and became AG-Group in 2017 following a management buy-out by General Manager Pascual Galindo

AG-Group’s headquarters are in Tamarite de Litera, Huesca, northern Spain, with a network of more than 120 distributors across Spain and into Portugal. Among the brands represented by AG-Group are Alpego, Hnos Garcia, Strautmann, Sip, Mascar and DCM.

This appointment represents a major step forward for Claydon in Spain; for the first time farmers will have local access to the Claydon range of machines, demonstration availability, service and spares. Existing Claydon customers in Spain will also benefit from a local response and support.

The Claydon range of mounted and trailed drills is particularly suited to the Spanish market. The direct strip seeding drills are designed to sow straight into stubble after harvest. The patented leading tine creates just enough tilth in the rooting and seeding zones for strong and healthy plant development and growth. As only a small channel of soil is moved, moisture is not lost but retained in the unseeded banks. Vegetation from the previous crop is left on the soil and breaks down gradually, increasing the fertility of the soil. This also improves soil structure, reducing the risk of soil blow and erosion.

Pascual Galindo, General Manager for AG-Group says: “Now, together with Claydon, we have the opportunity to educate the market and develop this different system of direct sowing, where we can achieve optimal results for farmers whilst at the same time considering the needs of the environment, ecology and conservation.”

Claydon Territory Manager Franco Vignoli says of the new partnership: “We are very happy to be working with AG-Group; this is a forward-looking company which places great emphasis on customer service. In partnership with AG-Group we can now respond to the growing level of interest from farmers in Spain who want to reduce their costs whilst still being able to grow strong healthy crops and maximise their yields. This is a very good start to the New Year for us!

AG-Group will be exhibiting Claydon machines for the first time at the FIMA Exhibition, Zaragoza -Spain- 20-24 February 2018 Hall 8 Stand A/12-20.

Claydon Drills was established by English arable farmer Jeff Claydon in 2002 when grain prices fell to unsustainably low levels, making it uneconomic to produce crops using conventional plough-based establishment methods. Unable to buy the machinery he needed, Jeff developed the Claydon Drill. Incorporating a patented two-tine design which eliminated unnecessary cultivations, it enabled crops to be established in 20% of the time and at 30% of the cost of a plough-based system, and 50% that of a typical min-tillage system. The design was so successful that other farmers wanted to adopt the Claydon System and the company grew rapidly. Its mounted and trailed drills, straw harrows and rolls are now used on farms in 30 countries, across a wide range of climatic conditions and soil types.

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