Raven Industries and Buhler Industries Announce New Supplier Agreement

Date: Feb 03, 2010 --

Sioux Falls, SD - Raven Industries and Buhler Industries are excited to announce a new strategic partnership for the- Versatile™ line of tractors and sprayers that will feature Raven precision ag products offered on both the Versatile- tractor line, as well as their new self-propelled sprayer line.

"We are excited to mark Versatile’s entry into precision agriculture, and we are excited to have Raven supply the- technology. This partnership means the technology can be ordered as a factory or dealer installed option," says Adam- Reid, Marketing Manager for Buhler Industries.

The Versatile Precision Ag System, or VPAS™, will include a combination of Raven’s SCS consoles, Cruizer™- guidance system, Envizio Pro™ and Viper Pro™ field computers, and SmarTrax™ assisted steering products. By- offering the customer different levels of precision ag products, from basic application controls and entry-level guidance- up to integrated hydraulic steering and fully functional field computers, VPAS will match any operation with the type of- technology they need to increase overall efficiency by getting the job done precisely and cutting costs. Versatile- machines can be ordered today with the VPAS option for delivery around the world.

"We’ve made the commitment to provide a comprehensive line of simple-to-use solutions that benefit operators and- growers throughout the global market. Adding a partner with the international presence and respect of Buhler and- Versatile helps us achieve that goal. Ultimately, growers from all over the world will benefit from this new partnership,"- says Matt Burkhart, General Manager for Raven Industries, Applied Technology Division.-

Reid adds, "Precision products offered with VPAS are also scalable, which gives the customer the flexibility of starting- at entry level and continue to build on their system as their needs grow and change, or they can start with a fully- integrated system."