AFGRI Equipment is proud and excited to announce that we are officially a re-seller of the top quality agricultural implement manufacturer all the way from India! These implements offer an affordable yet high quality farming solution to small scale farmers looking to successfully compete in the agricultural market. Contact your nearest AFGRI Equipment Branch and inquire about our latest offering, BERONI. You can come and have a look at some of these beauts at the Balfour Hooidag this Thursday the 16th of January 2020.Click on the link below and see what all the buzz is about!
Get out, get back to your roots and visit a farm. If you happen to find a John Deere take a photo with your boy or girl child (age 10 and younger) in, on or over the green machine. It is an opportunity to start a discussion with your young ones about the importance of agriculture, and how we need to plan to feed the world’s increasing population. Come on let’s get those boots dirty!
Send your entry to email@example.com
The winner gets a pedal tractor loader valued at R4500. Competition closes 20 January 2020.
AFGRI Agri services in collaboration with AFGRI Equipment have the pleasure of welcoming our growers to a world-class facility in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. The move was brought about by the need to have a more accessible location, the ability to accommodate large agricultural equipment and to offer a variety of additional services from a single location. UNIGRO Financial Services as a regional hub operate from the same location to provide finance, insurance, and other financial products to our esteemed growers. Furthermore, a representative from AFGRI Grain Management is also based at the branch to facilitate the trade of grain and other commodities.
With the new branch in Middelburg, AFGRI Agri services are well poised to deliver a world-class service to our growers and offer greater convenience in doing business with AFGRI. We would like to congratulate and thank all parties involved in creating this iconic premises in the Middelburg business community. We are confident that our team will go above and beyond to facilitate agricultural growth within the community and surrounding areas.
Visit us at 33 November str, Middelburg.
WE believe in our farmers
WE believe in our employees
WE believe in our products
#Believeingreater – John Deere
13 May 2019
John Deere Sub Sahara Africa has used the opportunity of NAMPO 2019 in South Africa to re-affirm their commitment to growers on the continent. By looking back on years of commitment in the agricultural sector and looking toward the future of agriculture, John Deere is poised to play a predominantly key role in the green revolution. With the world population set to reach 9.7 billion people by the year 2050, the focus has shifted to Africa to deliver agricultural products and derivatives.
With exceptional leadership and tailored African solutions, John Deere Sub Sahara Africa will take the lead in bringing about tangible change in agriculture on the continent with the rollout of many new products and services. AFGRI Equipment is proud to be involved in driving change with their partners John Deere in providing action to an amazing vision.
Africa are you ready for the green revolution?!
Difficult agricultural conditions remained the talking point for most of the 2016 season. The Western Cape was caught in a drought choke-hold of which the likes have never been seen before in recorded history. The damage to yields were astronomical and can still be felt in the citrus, grape and deciduous fruit industries. Many agricultural companies across Southern Africa including AFGRI Equipment have felt the strain on their businesses and livelihood, as directly as the growers themselves due to lower revenues.
One key factor remained at the center of discussion, how do we as AFGRI Equipment raise the bar in terms of grower equipment support? As stated on several occasions AFGRI Equipment prides itself on after sales support and service, the most important factor when considering capital investment into equipment.
AFGRI Equipment Western Cape has taken receipt of five fully equipped service vehicles. These service vehicles are a force multiplier when attending to machine breakdowns. The speed at which a machine can be attended to, the diversity of tools and special tools make repairs and diagnosis a lot easier and quicker. The service vehicles are capable of operating air tools with it’s built in compressor, using electrical hand tools in field thanks to the inverter system and each is furnished with a service advisor laptop to facilitate accurate diagnosis.
We at AFGRI Equipment understand that indirect costs associated with down time can dwarf the costs of the breakage itself, for instance losing harvesting days with a machine or losing capacity with a spraying operation.
It is our ultimate quest to eliminate downtime as far as possible, we believe that the addition of the five new service vehicles will have a profound impact in the lives and businesses of our growers.
Friday 2 November 2018
The stage was set to give recognition to the best in the business with the annual John Deere awards evening. The event was held at Emperors palace in Johannesburg, participants and contenders showed up from all over Southern Africa. Dressed in their best, the tension in the air was palpable. Months of training, researching and examinations culminated into the moment everybody had been waiting for……………………..the John Deere Awards Ceremony 2018.
Sales awards for the year were given to Paul Jansen van Rensburg (AFGRI Equipment) for the Highveld region, Francois Destroo (AFGRI Equipment) for the Western Cape and Kwek Dietrichsen (Senwes) for the North West / Western Free-state area.
left to right: Lucas Groenewald (John Deere), Kwek Dietrichsen (Senwes), Francois Destroo (AFGRI Equipment), Paul Jansen van Rensburg (AFGRI Equipment), Jacques Taylor (MD: John Deere Sub Sahara Africa)
Parts expert awards had an astonishing 6 out of the top 9 being AFGRI Equipment employees. In no particular order the AFGRI Equipment contestants were:
Duncan Barry (AFGRI Equipment Ermelo)
Deon Britz (AFGRI Equipment Malmesbury)
Stephanus Fouche (AFGRI Equipment Grootvlei)
Wynand Pretorius (AFGRI Equipment Polokwane)
Annalien Thompson (AFGRI Equipment Standerton)
Jaco Wessels (AFGRI Equipment Marquard)
Third place winner was awarded to Deon Britz, a welcome achievement for the parts manager at AFGRI Equipment Malmesbury. Second place was awarded to Gaetano Cassara from Trekker & Diesel in Oudtshoorn. First place winner for 2018 was awarded to Jaco Wessels from AFGRI Equipment Marquard, with 15 years of experience in the trade, “I have learned so much through the Parts expert experience that John Deere has hosted. I have also learnt that there is a lot that still needs to be mastered and will be doing my best in 2019 to defend the title” added Wessels. Jaco will accompany a group of individuals on a John Deere factory tour in 2019.
Left to right: Stephan Gouws (John Deere), Jaco Wessels and Jacques Taylor (MD John Deere Sub Sahara Africa)
Top Tech 2018
Building up to the final awards of the evening the top technician of the year boasted with some regular faces, all looking for the top spot of this prestigious award. AFGRI Equipment placed three technicians in the top 10 for 2018 Gert Grobler (AFGRI Equipment Grootvlei), Artie Bester (AFGRI Equipment Bethlehem) and Niel Ackerman (AFGRI Equipment Grootvlei). Neil Ackerman being the defending champion from 2017.
Third place was awarded to Myburgh de Bruyn (Senwes Wesselsbron) who has 13 years of John Deere experience and won third place in the 2015 technician of the year awards.
Second place went to Gert Grobler (AFGRI Equipment Grootvlei) who also has in excess of 10 years experience and service with John Deere equipment. Gert has been an awesome contender achieving top ten placements in 2015 and 2016, and was placed third in the 2017 technician of the year. Gert is a level 4 AMS and Level 3 Advanced technician.
First place for the evening was awarded to Artie Bester (AFGRI Equipment Bethlehem), with 14 years of John Deere technical experience and the drive to do more, understand more and apply the knowledge Artie is without a doubt a pillar of support in the greater Bethlehem area. Artie won the John Deere technician of the year award in 2016 and won 2nd place in the 2017 competition.
Top: Stephan Nel, Artie Bester and Jacques Taylor
Left to right: Stephan Nel (John Deere), Gert Grobler (AFGRI), Artie Bester (AFGRI), Myburgh de Bruyn (Senwes) and Jacques Taylor (MD: John Deere Sub Sahara Africa)
We at AFGRI Equipment would like to thank the sponsors John Deere and John Deere Financial for their efforts in giving recognition to exceptional staff all over Southern Africa. The commitment to continuous improvement in after sales are the building blocks for a successful partnership between growers and dealers. We would also like to congratulate all of the contestants and winners on their achievements, we understand that it took a lot of hard work and commitment to compete against the best in the business!
Congratulations to all!
We look forward to the competition in 2019 as it heats up. And as always remember “Nothing runs like a Deere”.
THE TOP 10
It was an evening par excellence as AFGRI Equipment reinforced their footprint and commitment to growers in the Worcester area.
‘The new facility allows us to better service our growers. More technicians who are better trained, better tooled and empowered to keep machines running when they are most critical to grower operations. We might not be the best as a sales organisation, but I can unequivocally state the fact that there is no better dealership in South Africa in terms of after sales service and care.” said Mr Patrick Roux (MD – AFGRI Equipment)
The new facility provides the environment for staff to flourish and showcase a new level of professionalism when looking at Agricultural equipment in the area. The newest technologies to aid grower profit, as well as preventative notifications on machine errors are already being implemented to ensure a multi tiered approach to grower productivity + uptime + cost of operation = VALUE.
Our staff are ready to meet demands of agriculture in the 21st century.