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Turnkey agriculture solutions from the ground up from Bearings International

“AS a trusted partner to South Africa’s agricultural sector for some 66 years, Bearings International (BI) supplies integrated product and service solutions that ingrain the entire agriculture supply chain. “From soil preparation, fertilising, ploughing and planting to irrigation, harvesting, processing and packaging – we’ve got it covered,” says Andrew Altree, BI agriculture segment lead. 

“We essentially have products for all seasons.”

The primary differentiating factors of BI’s agriculture offering are quality of products, competitiveness of pricing, standard of service and expanse of footprint. BI’s comprehensive agriculture product solutions include bearings, hubs and units, coulter discs, planting and fertilising coulters, plumber and pillow blocks, sprockets, belts, motors, gearboxes, chain, lubricants, PTO’s, accessories, parts and spares. 

These products operate on a wide variety of farming machinery, equipment, and irrigation systems as well as in agriculture product processing and packaging environments.

Agriculture is fundamental to cultivating economic growth and food security and, on these grounds, it is one of BI’s primary segments. 

“In order to meet our objective of optimising our customers’ operations through the provision of customised, quality product and service solutions, it’s imperative that we, first and foremost, have a good understanding of their respective segments, giving rise to our segment approach,” states Christian Chipamaunga, GM end-user markets at BI. 

“In line with this strategy, we place a deliberate focus on key industries to gain in-depth knowledge and insights that enable us to deliver on-point solutions to our customers.”

For agriculture, like any industry, sustainability hinges on achieving maximum yields with minimum input costs. 

Modern farmers must balance the exactness of science with the unpredictability of the weather. Added to this, they have limited planting and harvesting window periods. Downtime caused by machine and equipment breakdowns in the field can potentially lead to poor yields or even crop failures.

“With our more than six decades of experience, we are deeply rooted in Southern Africa’s agriculture space. This, combined with the insights that we have garnered in this segment, enable us to tailor our solutions so that we give the farmers exactly what they want, when they want it,” states Chipamaunga. 

Issued on behalf of: Bearings International (BI)

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