Davimac Group has been working hard to build its Australian dealership network to sell and support its range of Australian-built farm implements.
Millions of Australian businesses have seen their employees spend the last few months gearing up home offices, learning to use video-conferencing software, and not ironing their shirts.
But for the 89,400 Australian agricultural businesses, it has been largely business as usual.
Thanks to campaigning from the National Farmers Federation and a quick response from the Australian federal government, Australia’s food supply chain was quickly recognised as an essential service.
This in turn ensured people involved in Australia’s food production could continue to operate, especially farmers.
With Australian farming being thrust into the spotlight, though, came discussions about Australia’s food security and food sovereignty.
Although there is more than enough food grown in Australia to meet local demand, increased uncertainty around farming input supply chains prompted many to call for the re-examination of an increasingly globalist approach to how we acquire these inputs.
Agricultural implement manufacturer Davimac Group has long been aware of the concerns in this area.
Australian agricultural manufacturing was valued at $1.8 billion in 2019, yet foreign companies selling into Australia account for more than half of local demand – a trend expected to rise in 2020.
With uncertainty around supply chains at its peak, Davimac recognised the need to provide confidence to Australian farmers while supporting the development of local manufacturing skills and expertise.
To build this confidence Davimac Group developed strong local partnerships with its dealer network throughout Australia.
These relationships form the backbone of support that ensures Australian croppers, graziers, vignerons and horticulturalists will always have a local team to provide the tools and assistance when its needed.
All backed by a manufacturer whose own supply chains are as strong and reliable as they can be.
“We’ve worked hard to establish a nation-wide network of dealers,” said Davimac Group Relationship Manager Dean Symons.
“We’ve developed the tools and expertise needed to make fantastic farm implements, but nothing replaces the confidence that comes from buying from a local.”
Davimac implements are made for Australian conditions.
From heavy duty ploughs for deep ripping in Western Australia’s sandy soils to direct drill seeders made to suit anywhere from Victoria’s high-rainfall farmlands to Queensland’s cracking vertisols.
And tracked chaser bins that ensure harvest efficiency while reducing compaction from heavy implement traffic.
Having such a diverse range of products means ensuring your dealers have access to the information they need to sell and support them.
“When you’ve got a product range dating back to the late 70s, it’s important to make sure people can easily get the information they need to keep their machines running,” said Mr Symons.
“That’s why we’ve developed an online store to support our customers and dealers, and it’s why we’re developing a service platform to make sure our dealers can get support when they need it.
“Making high-quality machines doesn’t start and end when the money changes hands – it means building strong, reliable supply chains and it means keeping those machines running season after season.”
For more information about the Davimac Group’s wide range of Australian-built models, see the website www.davimac.com.au/ or contact your local dealer on 02 6366 8584 or at www.davimac.com.au/davimac-dealers