On 12 May 2016, the traditional Corporate Day Farmet was held at the company´s place of business. Same as in previous years, the Corporate Day was focused on a presentation of the complex product portfolio of agricultural machinery, including several new products. The practical presentation of machinery on the adjacent field was focused on a demonstration of complex technologies for crop establishment and attracted a large number of visitors. This year´s attendance has been the largest in its history so far. Over 1000 visitors had registered for the event. A significant part of the attendees was represented by foreign visitors from more than 15 markets of Europe and Asia. A considerable number of the visitors were representatives of the scientific community from research institutes and universities.
On 29 April 2016, after six months of construction works, Ing. Žďárský, the director of the company Farmet, ceremonially cut the ribbon for the research and development centre in the agricultural machinery division. The extension of new offices gave rise to a research and development complex for both divisions of the company Farmet which is a follow-up to the research and testing laboratories constructed in recent years. The new facilities will contribute to an improvement of the company culture, enhance the working conditions of the technical division and speed up implementation of innovations in Farmet´s agricultural machinery. The working environment meets the strictest requirements, the areas are air-conditioned, constantly ventilated and soundproof. The new areas will provide comfortable conditions for permanent research and development workers as well as for newly hired technical workers as the recruitment process in Farmet is ongoing.
We would like to extend our thanks to all the visitors who came to see our stand in Pavilion P where we presented more than 13 machines and exhibits at an exhibition area of nearly 900 m2. The prominent feature of the exposition was the modern, versatile wide-mesh share cultivator Fantom PRO with a mesh of 12.5 meters which has been awarded the Grand Prix nomination. At Techagro, this machine intended for tillage and loosening up to a depth of 15cm had its Czech premiere. The exhibit on display was fitted with 4 different kinds of rear rollers, and it was also demonstrated how to disassemble the rollers easily. Furthermore, 3 versions of working sections, chisel and arrow-shaped shares were introduced. The premiere of Farmet Strip-Till for strip-tillage of soil for wide-row crops (maize), with the option to apply granulated fertilizer to the root area of crops, with a design for 8 rows and spacing of 75cm, was hot news. The sowing machine and tool carrier Falcon SW was also presented here to the Czech public for the first time. Falcon SW allows aggregation with various types of seeding sections. The seeding bar for narrow-row seeding with a mesh of 9m was also introduced for the first time.
Farmet a. s. is the Czech engineering company with the tradition since 1992. Its production program is divided into two divisions. Agricultural Machinery Division specializes in the development and production of agricultural machines for the soil treatment and sowing. Oil & Feed Tech Division is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of technologies of processing oilseeds, vegetable oil refining and filtration, and feed extrusion.