Vaderstad teams up with Canadian drill manufacturer Seed Hawk

Vaderstad has acquired a 49% share in Canadian drill manufacturer, Seed Hawk, and is aiming to use the tie up to break into new markets, namely North America, eastern Europe and Australia.


However, the Swedish cultivator and drill specialist is keen to stress that this buy-out will have no direct effect on its UK machinery line-up.


UK chief executive Mike Alsop says that the agreement will see Vaderstad extend its global presence and is not likely to affect UK farmers.


“The focus for the UK is 100% on the Vaderstad Rapid drill, the product line from Seed Hawk focuses on larger kit, for example 20m wide drills, which will give Vaderstad a foothold in other global markets,” he said.


The Vaderstad investment will allow Seed Hawk to build a further manufacturing plant in Langbank, Saskatchewan, Canada, to triple current production levels.


Mr Alsop didn’t rule out the possibility of new smaller products emerging from this plant in the future, but commented that there is no definite time-scale in place.


 








AGREEMENT

Seed Hawk tine-coulters are currently used by UK min-till drill manufacturer John Dale. This agreement will continue for the foreseeable future.

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