VALLEY, Neb., USA, March 28, 2017— Valmont® Irrigation, The Leader in Precision Irrigation®, a division of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), and Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), a premier provider of precision agriculture solutions, announced that Valmont Irrigation will become the exclusive OEM distributor of Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ™ precision irrigation solution. This solution will be available for Valley® Corner Sprinkler Sequencing and Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) products to optimize water application for center pivot irrigation systems, and will be sold through the global Valmont Irrigation dealer network.
The need for uniform and accurate water delivery to the crop throughout its lifecycle is essential to maximize yield and maintain the health of plants. The collaboration between Valmont Irrigation and Trimble will provide farmers globally with an advanced control, GPS-guided, individual-nozzle irrigation solution from two recognized leaders in both irrigation and precision technology.
“Valmont Irrigation is excited to work with Trimble and believes that this relationship strengthens our position as the technology leader in the global irrigation market. Trimble’s experience, focus on technology and global reach make it an outstanding technology partner,” said Len Adams, president Valmont Irrigation. “By distributing Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ solution on Valley products, our customers can benefit from enhanced solutions for precision water application.”
“Valley has a long-standing reputation for superior irrigation technology and an extensive global customer base,” said Darryl Matthews, senior vice president and sector head of Trimble. “Now, more farmers worldwide can enhance their pivot’s current capabilities by adopting a high-accuracy irrigation solution.”
The exclusive distribution agreement allows Valmont to be the only center pivot and linear manufacturer to provide Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ solution to its channel. Products are expected to be available worldwide through the Valmont dealer network beginning in the second quarter of 2017. Trimble’s Vantage network will continue to provide professional services and support to the Irrigate-IQ solution and its users.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial, and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.
About Valmont Irrigation
Valmont Irrigation founded the center pivot irrigation industry in 1954, and our brand is the worldwide leader in sales, service, quality and innovation. With historical sales of more than 200,000 center pivots and linears, Valmont-built equipment annually irrigates approximately 25 million acres (10 million hectares) around the world. We remain dedicated to providing innovative, precision irrigation solutions now and into the future.
About Valmont Industries Inc.
Valmont Industries is a global leader, designing and manufacturing engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Its products for infrastructure serve highway, transportation, wireless communication, electric transmission, and industrial construction and energy markets. Its mechanized irrigation equipment for large scale agriculture improves farm productivity while conserving fresh water resources. In addition, Valmont provides coatings services that protect against corrosion and improve the service lives of steel and other metal products. For more information on Valmont Industries (NYSE: VMI), please visit www.valmont.com.