Claydon expand in Baltic area
UK manufacturer Claydon have partnered with DOJUS group who are now sole representatives of the Claydon range of machinery in Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Kaliningrad.
The Claydon range of direct strip till drills and stubble management machinery is sold worldwide, and offers farmers sustainable crop establishment at reduced input costs whilst achieving maximum yields.
DOJUS group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The biggest company in the group - DOJUS agro - is based in Lithuania. It is one of the country’s largest importers of high quality western agricultural machinery. In the Baltic region, it is a leading player in the sale of agricultural machinery, offering the largest mobile service network and making regular development investments. DOJUS group is also an official representative of John Deere in Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Kaliningrad.
Dangis Valaitis, Product Manager at DOJUS agro states:
“It was not by accident that Claydon found its way into our product portfolio. We all notice climate change, soil erosion, market fluctuations and many other factors that are difficult for farmers to deal with. Using strip tillage technology allows farmers to save up to four times more time and reduce costs by up to as much as three times.”
Claydon’s expertise and 15 years’ experience in direct strip till was also something that appealed to DOJUS group.
“Claydon offer complete crop establishment technology, and are proven specialists in the area. The company manufactures only this type of machinery, ensuring it gets full attention with a focus on innovation, development and refinement of these machines alone,” added Mr Valaitis.
Spencer Claydon, Commercial Director for Claydon, explains that DOJUS group are the ideal partner to develop the patented Claydon technology in their area, with 7.5m Straw Harrows and a trailed 4m T4 drill already on order for demonstration.
“Our new partnership with DOJUS group represents a huge step forward for us in this region. Although strip till is in its infancy in Lithuania and neighbouring countries, the interest is ever-growing. We already have customers in Latvia who have been using our machines for a number of years, with great results. But having an established, well-respected distributor like DOJUS, with their solid infrastructure and wide network, means we can serve existing and future Claydon customers much more effectively.”
Claydon Drills are particularly suited to the Baltic region, as they can deliver fertiliser along with seed in their split hoppers. Reducing the time taken to establish crops is also important for countries with shorter daylight hours at drilling time, and this is where Claydon technology has a clear advantage. Drilling into stubble also means that crops are left with a protective layer of crop residue and mulch during cold winters to offer some protection against severe frosts and wind chill.