OPICO appointed UK distributor for machinery brand Strautmann
OPICO has taken over the UK distribution of machinery from German manufacturer Strautmann, with immediate effect. This includes the main product ranges: trailed and self-propelled vertical auger diet feeders, forage wagons, and rear discharge muck spreaders.
OPICO will take on the responsibility for technical support and supply of parts for machines already on-farm, from 1 January 2016, and will be working with the existing Strautmann dealer network.
OPICO’s MD James Woolway says: “I’m very pleased to take on what I consider to be the market-leading machinery ranges in the areas of fodder transport and feeding technology.
“Strautmann is a very focussed company which is investing heavily in research and development. With livestock farmers needing to minimise their costs of production to remain competitive, the design and technology behind Strautmann machinery has much appeal.
“Strautmann diet feeders are known for their low HP requirement, mix quality and build quality. And Strautmann forage wagons are recognised for their consistent short chop length, low HP requirement, and low running cost.
“As for Strautmann muck spreaders, I believe the market for these products will continue to grow along with the requirements for more precise spreading of lime, manure and waste products.”
Farmers and machinery dealers can find out more on the Strautmann stand at LAMMA 2016 (Hall 5, stand number 543).