Kubota Holdings Europe BV based at Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands, has acquired 100% of Spanish sprayer maker Pulverizadores Fede, a manufacturer and distributor of air blast sprayers and mist blowers for speciality applications including vineyards, orchards, citrus fruits and vegetables.
By bringing Pulverizadores Fede on-board as a wholly-owned subsidiary and keeping its brand identity, the Kubota Group will accelerate the expansion of its business in the speciality crops market. In doing so, Kubota will strengthen its compatibility between tractors and equipment, and contribute to a reduction in the environmental impact of fruit production, through efficient spraying.
Pulverizadores Fede, based in Valencia, Spain, is a manufacturer of high-tech air blast sprayers and mist blowers. Its strength is in high-end spray application technologies, which are already in practical use with equipment such as the Smartomizer H3O.
This high-tech, smart-connected air blast sprayer is able to control spray volumes and airflow in real-time, through the use of sensors to measure the height of trees. With intelligent calibration, this innovation has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to five litres/ha, and reduce drift by over 45%.