Peifffer are new importer for Claydon in Germany and Netherlands
Claydon has appointed Gebruder Peiffer GmbH & Co. KG as the sole importer for its range of drills and stubble management equipment in Germany and The Netherlands.
Peiffer is a long-established company based in Grevenbroich, close to Cologne and Dusseldorf, and became the first Claydon dealer in Germany during April 2016. It initially handled sales in the Rhineland, Muensterland and Westfalen regions. Claydon has been selling direct to farmers in Germany since 2011, when it first exhibited at Agritechnica. Appointing Peiffer as a dealer was the first step for both companies in developing the market for Claydon’s range of products in Germany, and in particular its patented two-tine technology Hybrid drill range.
As sole importer, Gebruder Peiffer will be responsible for appointing a network of professional, forward-thinking dealers with a proven track record and enthusiasm for the concept to handle sales and servicing of Claydon products throughout Germany.
“This is a major step for these two well respected, family-owned companies,” Jacob Darby, Export Manager for Claydon, states. "Strip seeding is still in its infancy in these countries but we believe its popularity will increase rapidly. The new distribution arrangement will provide farmers with access to the full range of Claydon products together with first-class service support through committed, local dealers. Gebruder Peiffer will work with the existing Claydon team in Germany, Markus Lang and Markus Vogler, who look after aftersales, service and spares.”
Erik Peiffer adds: “Low crop prices are forcing farmers to review how they operate, so the fact that all Claydon drills can sow directly into stubble, in min-till situations or on ploughed/cultivated land will be very attractive to arable and livestock businesses, as well as agricultural contractors, because it minimises their capital investment and operating costs. The Claydon Hybrid is also one of the few drills which can be used effectively in organic systems, as drilled crops establish quickly, therefore out-competing weeds in the seeding zone.
“Farming conditions throughout Germany and The Netherlands vary enormously, but Claydon offer a machine to suit every requirement. Many of our customers are family-owned farms with limited labour, where establishing crops more efficiently and effectively is a priority. At the other end of the scale, larger farms in Eastern Germany which produce commodity crops are finding that improved timeliness, lower establishment costs and better crop performance using the Claydon System enables them to maximise profitability.”
“In recent years, farmers in Northern Germany have also had to contend with a much wider range of climatic conditions, which has impacted on the performance of crops and soil structure. Many of our customers are growing large areas of maize to supply biogas plants, but last year some crops which were established using conventional techniques, particularly on lighter soils, performed poorly because of drought early in the season. These methods also reduce the soil’s weight-bearing capacity and wet weather at harvest meant that machinery struggled for traction and many fields were left in poor condition because of compaction and run-off. In contrast, maize established using the Claydon System did well, because it was drilled into moist soil, germinated quickly and put down deep roots which were able to find moisture. At harvest, Claydon-drilled fields were better able to support the weight of machinery, which resulted in less soil damage, reduced run-off and often eliminated the need for cultivation before drilling, enabling the following crop to be established quickly and easily.”
Sharing a similar philosophy, Claydon and Gebruder Peiffer GmbH & Co focus on supplying customers with high-quality agricultural machinery.
Gebruder Peiffer GmbH & Co. KG was founded by brothers Erich and Richard Peiffer in 1932 and is now managed by Erik Peiffer, the third generation to be involved in a business which is synonymous with the supply and servicing of high-quality agricultural machinery. The company will stock the entire Claydon range and its dealer network will offer a range of demonstration machines which are most relevant to their region.
Full specifications on all Claydon machines are available at www.claydondrill.com or www.claydondrill.de. Alternatively, contact Sebastian Ständer, Gebr. Peiffer GmbH & Co KG on +49 (0) 173/ 20 40 705.