Salford Acquires Valmar Airflo

Tillage, seeding and fertilizer application equipment manufacturer Salford Group has announced the acquisition of Valmar Airflo Inc., a Manitoba-based maker of seed and granular spreaders.

“We are thrilled to add Valmar Airflo to our family,” said Geof Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Salford Group, in a news release. “This merger will allow us to offer a complete line of competitively priced seeding and granular application equipment to the grower and service provider.”

A Salford I-1100 Vertical Tillage implement with a Valmar Airflo 1655 seeding a cover crop (Salford Group)
A Salford I-1100 Vertical Tillage implement with a Valmar Airflo 1655 seeding a cover crop (Salford Group)

The deal follows Salford’s acquisition of BBI Spreaders last October.

Valmar was founded in 1977 by Charles Balmer, a Swiss immigrant who started out as a mechanic for the J.I. Case dealer in Elie, Manitoba. He was eventually inducted into the Manitoba and Canadian Agricultural Halls of Fame for his work in agricultural equipment design (read his bio here.)

Valmar’s product line includes units that combine the company’s patented Airflo metering technology with other tillage, seeding, planting, and application equipment, including Salford’s tillage machines. The companies already have a history of working toegether, particularly in catering to the growing interest in cover crops over the last decade.

“This next step in our cooperation with Salford Group is very exciting for us,” said Mercedes Caron, Valmar
President. “Salford Group has the capital, additional core expertise and access to markets that will bring
Valmar’s existing product lines to more farms in North America and a greater global market.”

The Valmar manufacturing facility at Elie, Manitoba will continue production, with Valmar operating as a new unit of Salford Group. It will also become a distribution centre for the complete Salford product line. The facility will be Salford’s fifth manufacturing location, in addition to Salford, Ontario; Osceola, Iowa; Cornelia, Georgia; and Omsk, Russia.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Related:

Leave a Reply

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

gdpr, __cfduid, PHPSESSID, wordpress_test_cookie, woocommerce_items_in_cart, woocommerce_cart_hash, wp_woocommerce_session, wordpress_logged_in, wordpress_sec, wp-settings, wp-settings-time, __cf_mob_redir, wordpress_cache, realag
__cfduid

Marketing

Measuring interactions with the ads on the domain.

__gads,fsk_ut_2317
IDE

Statistics

These are used to track user interaction and detect potential problems. These help us improve our services by providing analytical data on how users use this site.

_ga,_gid,_gat,_cb,_chartbeat2,_chartbeat4
_ga,_gid
metrics_token

Preferences

Preference cookies enable the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

chartdefaults, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url
JSESSIONID, _os_session,anonymous_votes,csrf-param,csrf-token,user,user-id,user-platform,intercom-session,intercom-lou,intercom-session
personalization_id, tfw_exp

 

Register for a RealAgriculture account to manage your Shortcut menu instead of the default.

Register