Clemens GmbH to Distribute & Service in EU
DATELINE: October 3, 2014. Wittlich, Germany and Walnut Creek, CA – Today Bernd Clemens, Managing Director of Clemens GmbH, and Marty Fischer, CEO of AgroThermal Systems jointly announced that Clemens and its network of dealers in the EU will be distributing and servicing AgroThermal Systems equipment throughout Europe and the Middle East starting immediately. Clemens began designing equipment for AgroThermal Systems earlier this year and will be supplying AgroThermal in other markets outside of the EU and Middle East. Machine availability is planned for the Northern Hemisphere 2015 season.
Bernd Clemens stated, “We look forward to a long and productive relationship with AgroThermal and believe we can provide the distribution and service needs to grow this innovative technology quickly and effectively in the EU.” Fischer added “We have seen a great deal of interest for our patented technology in preliminary discussions with wine industry leaders in the EU and the various vineyard problems it can solve. In particular we expect to conduct vineyard trials in Germany, France, Italy and the UK during 2015.” Fischer went on to say that the equipment designs developed jointly with Clemens are a great leap forward from earlier designs with additional features that make it far easier and more efficient to use.
More details about the equipment will be revealed at the Vinitech Sifel in Bordeaux December 2-4. The AgroThermal Systems technology has shown consistent results for improving fruit set, harvest yields, pest control and improving certain wine sensory characteristics in various trials conducted in the US from 2012-2014. Fischer further said, “We also expect to initiate sales for certain produce crops in the US and EU where we know we can improve fruit quality and reduce growing costs. Having Clemens distributors to service equipment is a big help in our expansion not only to the EU wine industry but also for produce.”
Clemens GmbH (www.clemens-online.com) is an engineering and manufacturer of viticulture and other agricultural equipment that are marketed through an international network of offices and dealers.
AgroThermal Systems (www.agrothermalsystems.com) is based in Walnut Creek California and is a dba of Lazo TPC Global, Inc. a California Corporation. AgroThermal has pioneered the use of in-field, patented Thermal Plant Treatment for agricultural crops with a focus on viticulture.