French precision agriculture leader joining ROBOTTI family
Precision farming techniques and robotics are a perfect match, which is why AGROINTELLI has partnered up with a number of companies, who have specialized in precision agriculture. Now, French Vantage Atlantique Méditerranée is joining the ROBOTTI team, being the fourth representative from the Trimble group.
Vantage Atlantique Méditerranée (AM) and the French robotic market
Vantage AM is a major player in precision agriculture in France. The company was founded in 2002, and since 2008, they have been the official Trimble distributor, which added the most advanced innovations in precision GPS technologies to their portfolio.
As already experts in precision farming, the natural step to move forward and present the agriculture of tomorrow was to include robotics in their portfolio.
Agriculture is constantly evolving with the same objective of yield increases to ensure sufficient production. Different factors such as reduction of crop protection usage or labor shortages, lead farmers to change the way of thinking and working. Robotic solutions are an answer and will be part of the future. – explains Renaud Tessier, Product Specialist from Vantage AM.
France is the home country of many field robots. Some of them are already commercially available, others in research phases.
Today, there are a lot of robotic players on the French market. They are specialized in one production type such as market gardening, wine making, or field crops. Most of the robots on the French market are designed for mechanical weeding in gardening. We see ROBOTTI as a much stronger player, since it can do the tasks usually done with a tractor, like soil preparation, seeding or mechanical weeding. ROBOTTI LR or 150D models can fit to many different kinds of farms, the capability to use the standard implements, also with PTO, it is a real advantage. – says Renaud Tessier, Product Specialist from Vantage AM.
ROBOTTI in France
ROBOTTI has already a good position in European agriculture with many strong user cases, especially in vegetables and herb production. With its modularity, usage of standard components and common implements for seeding, weeding or spraying it is definitely the most universal agriculture robot on the market.
France is an important market for us, and we are happy to welcome such a strong precision farming player as Vantage AM in ROBOTTI family. Having a representative in France makes it possible to reach the potential customers in their proximity, showing ROBOTTI working in real-life conditions. We look forward to seeing the first results of this collaboration. – says Jakob Bebe, AGROINTELLI’s Chief Commercial Officer.
The first possibility to see ROBOTTI in France will be already at the end of August, when AGROINTELLI joins forces with CUMA Occitanie and Vantage AM to show it working in vegetables, in this case carrots. ROBOTTI will also be present at the French exhibitions, such as Innov-Agri in September and SIMA in November. In addition, there will be many individual customer demonstrations organized at customer premises and demo fields of Vantage AM.