Central Cropsprayers Ltd have been appointed a main FarmGem dealer with the news that there will be a new sprayer brand launching itself onto the market at the LAMMA show in Januay 2010 as FarmGem Sprayers makes its debut. While the manufacturing will hail from Hungary the engineering influence comes from shareholders Brian Knight of Knight Farm Machinery, Gem Sprayers founder Mike Would and Terry Fixter the former production director for Gem.
The mid-range mounted and trailed sprayers have capacities of 200 to 4,000 litres with booms spanning from 2m to 28m, which will be aimed at the agricultural, horticultural and leisure markets. Hungarian manufacturer Farmgep first came under the spotlight when it started producing sprayers for the Case IH Gem set-up which it has continued to build and sell under its own name and is now one of the leading suppliers in its home market.
As Brian Knight explains, “setting up FarmGem is an obvious next step in the long working relationship that Mike and Terry have with Farmgep.”
FarmGem Sprayers will look to gain a slice of the market not only in the UK but other European countries such as Denmark and the Balkans.
Director for FarmGem, Mike Would adds, “the design knowledge and experience that Brian Knight and myself together with Farmgep’s manufacturing capability combine to make what we believe will be a winning formula to supply a good product range at the right price.”
“We have established that there is a growing demand for quality, competitively priced sprayers of these capacities in the UK and in Europe and we are well advanced in setting up dealer networks to handle sales,” says managing director Terry Fixter. “The response by dealers keen to market and sell FarmGEM sprayers has been excellent and we feel very confident that we have a range to meet what we see as pent-up demand.”
Brian Knight also points out that for him the investment in FarmGem and with Farmgep will have two benefits. “It provides an opportunity to become involved in markets and products not covered by Knight Farm Machinery and we have also been supplying Farmgep with a self-propelled sprayer suitable for high crops such as maize and cotton for the past 18 months.”