Precision farming distributor AS Communications (UK) Ltd has been awarded the distribution of the AgXeed autonomous vehicles from winter 2022.
To deliver the range of products, AS Communications has set up a dedicated brand, with its own specialist team, dubbed ASC Autonomy. It recognises AgXeed as a strong contender in the market, having seen the product at various shows.
According to ASC, autonomy will enable operators to compensate for labour shortages while also minimising soil damage because the AgXeed is a smaller, lighter unit. Reducing the investment cost, it can also be utilised with existing implements in most cases.
“Our existing customers are utilising a lot of the technology already associated with autonomy, having the field and A-B line infrastructure in place for their manned vehicles is very similar to that required for the autonomous machines but more important,” said Andrew Williams of AS Communications / ASC Autonomy.
“We see a lot more customers looking to utilise software in their recording and analysis of field operations, AgXeed has some powerful tools in this area, and it is a natural next step for us as a business.”
Joris Hiddema, CEO of AgXeed commented: “With AS Communications we have found an excellent partner for the sales and service of our technology in the UK.
“Autonomy is the next logical step in the development of modern professional agriculture, and it becomes more and more critical with each week and month, as we are living through multiple resource crises. AgXeed enables an integrated approach to all processes on the farm: planning, crop production and distribution. Our machines are the most visible part of our product offering, but the data portal, which collects data and delivers actionable insights, is instrumental to the total value we deliver.
“Together with AS Communications we see ourselves in a position to address the challenges in this sector and provide the farmer with real autonomy and allow him to manage his business sustainably and more profitably.”