The rolling green meadows. The smell in the air. The dirt on the rubber boots. Every mention of British agriculture evokes vivid images. But the modern farm is anything but parochial – it houses advanced technology, state-of-the-art machinery and victories of modern technology.
Just ask Claydon Drills, Newmarket agricultural machinery manufacturer in Suffolk. The company is committed to using innovative technology to solve common problems in the agricultural market ad has developed a product enables farmers to reduce the cost of sowing and growing crops on their fields.
It was a difficult, complex challenge. The product had to serve customers in 26 countries and withstand extreme temperatures from -20 to 50 degrees. Plough anything from fine sand to heavy clay to solid stone. And because agriculture is so often a balancing act of high costs and low margins, the product had to be reliable.
The result? Claydon Drills developed and produced a patented seed drill that reduced cultivation costs to one-third of their previous level while increasing sowing speed fivefold.