Kverneland Group acquires Phenix Agrosystem

  • Kverneland Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in French company BC Technique SAS, which produces the Phenix Agrosystem brand of inter-row cultivators, rotary hoes, guidance interfaces and tine harrows.

This latest acquisition is a move that provides access to range of sustainable farming solutions, enabling growers to achieve efficient, accurate and consistent mechanical weed control.

While the Phenix brand will continue to be available in those markets where it currently exists, these premium products and solutions will be introduced as Kverneland products, available through the Kverneland dealer network.

The portfolio includes the Helios star-wheel equipped rotary hoe; Lynx guidance interface with colour scanning self-steering camera for use with any existing hoe; and the high-tech X-Green guidance interface solution that can be equipped with up to two colour scanning self-steering cameras.

In addition, the product range includes the Onyx series of row-specific tined hoes offering working widths from 3-12m. When equipped with ISOBUS and the X-Control parallelogram, the Onyx offers section control through automatic raise and lower of individual weeding assemblies at headlands.

This high precision capability also enables the inter-row Onyx hoe to be used in conventionally spaced cereal crops at 12.5cm row widths, boosting output and productivity. Product specifications and pricing details are still to be announced, with the first models expected to arrive during Spring 2023.