SIOUX FALLS, SD-September 9, 2010-Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN), Máquinas Agrícolas Jacto S.A. and Raven Industries are excited to announce a strategic partnership in which Raven will be Jacto's precision ag partner for factory-installed components and the precision ag supplier for their global dealer network.
"Jacto and Raven's partnership brings together two of the strongest companies in the application business, and provides a competitive product offering to customers all over the world," said Matt Burkhart, Vice President and General Manager for Raven Industries, Applied Technology Division. "They share in our vision of providing comprehensive, simple to use solutions for operators and growers."
Branded as "Otmis,", Jacto will be offering Raven precision products including GPS guidance, assisted steering, and automatic section control, with a focus on products that offer customers an attractive return on their investment.
"We are very excited about this partnership. Raven technology reinforces our position in Precision Agriculture, and Jacto has a tradition in building long term relationships. This is a key factor for the creation of innovative solutions for our customers," said Pedro Estevão Bastos de Oliveira, Jacto New Business Development Director.
These products are now available through the Jacto dealer network.
About Máquinas Agrícolas Jacto S.A.
Since 1948, Jacto Agricultural Division manufactures a wide range of sprayers, coffee and orange harvesters and fertilizers. Further divisions manufacture high pressure washers, electric vehicles, electronic components for sprayers and other products. Jacto Group of companies includes Unipac, Rodojacto, Mizumo and JactoClean. Jacto products meet the highest standards of safety and are designed to provide a precise and efficient operation and the Precision Agriculture products are extremely relevant in this context.