Bagtech’ success represents more than 35 years of innovation in agribusiness, by developing its own technology through an innovative partnership with Festo. Bagtech has been able to bring high precision, quality machines to the market. Apart from manufacturing, the company offers its expertise in the management of bulk fertilizer and warehousing around Africa, as well as consultancy worldwide. Well known in Africa, Bagtech is continuing its journey into the Americas.
The 2020 crisis has brought numerous challenges worldwide and has forced to adapt to the new reality of digitalisation, or the internet of things, where working from distance is the new normal. For food related companies it is vital to be prepared for this new era. Thanks to Bagtech’s unique automation system that enables clients’ equipment management and the sharing of information, with no interruptions from anywhere in the world, the company was able to remain compliant to new legislation while maintaining its services to clients. Through its success in ensuring clients equipment was fully functional during this trying time, Bagtech strengthen its relationship with the customers, while expanding brand awareness in the North of Africa and the Americas. “Our team keeps a close relationship with clients in order to improve the experiences daily to deliver their needs” – Fred Coelho, CEO of Bagtech.
The pandemic created a first-time opportunity for Bagtech to commission one of their flagship NPK plants completely online. “Every challenge brings us a new opportunity to do things differently”- Fred Coelho CEO of Bagtech quoted by saying on the completion of the commissioning. While busy innovating in IT, the company still found time to reach new regions delivering NPK plants to both Angola and Brazil, a first-time in these countries for Bagtech.
Furthermore, Bagtech has been focusing on improving product performance, increasing the productivity of its clients. The latest development is a mixer screw allowing for a more gentle mix and lower rotation of the product to deliver a higher quality fertilizer. It runs off a smaller motor lowering energy consumption and making the plant more sustainable. This new concept has also been designed to run at ground level, eliminating the need for civil engineering (pits) resulting in a further cost reduction for the project.
However, even with this pandemic the world still needs feeding, and quickly. And considering that up to 50% of the food we eat would not be available without fertilizers, this industry will remain robust and be deemed as essential, meaning that, the more high-tech and innovator the industry becomes, the higher rate of results will be achieved, leading to a continuous supplying to the end consumers.