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North American Marketing Manager
Director of Client Services
Allflex Acquires German Technology Company Agrident
The blending of two technologically-focused companies to help move agriculture innovation forward
DALLAS (August 21, 2018)—Allflex, part of the Antelliq Group, announces its acquisition of Agrident, the German-based agricultural technology company specializing in RFID data capture systems used in process control and animal management systems worldwide.
Agrident was established in 1997 and has grown to become a leading provider of RFID technology for the electronic animal identification market. Their fixed and mobile reader technology offers advanced data capture features for management and traceability and has a worldwide reputation for excellence and superior performance. They are also recognized for their strong commitment to customer requirements, and a high level of support and service.
Their dedicated team of engineers, with a proven track-record in developing new readers and experience in electronic technologies like UHF, will further strengthen Allflex’s R&D capabilities and customer offering as a global leader in smart and intelligent identification and monitoring systems for the modern livestock industry.
“The addition of Agrident to our electronic reading capabilities gives us access to new and exciting products, as well as design and production capabilities for the future,” says Simon Alfaro, Allflex North American Technical Manager. “This offers us product to complement our current handheld and panel devices not only for North America, but globally.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Brian Bolton, Antelliq Global Chief Operating Officer said: “We are very excited to welcome Agrident to our business. Agrident’s RFID readers and associated technologies are a natural expansion of our smart data products and services, enhancing our capabilities in electronic animal identification and data capture. This acquisition underlines our commitment to investing in the sustainability of livestock farmers through providing the tools they need to ensure the proper health and management of their animals in the future.”
About Allflex Livestock Intelligence
Allflex, an Antelliq company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and delivery of animal identification and monitoring solutions. We bring cutting-edge, practical applications of visual and electronic animal identification, tissue sampling, traceability, and monitoring technologies to the world's livestock industries. With some 1900 team members worldwide, we have a global network of experts built up over 60 years, each with a great depth of experience and unparalleled knowledge who act as a resource to farmers, companies, and countries. Allflex has manufacturing and technology subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Israel, South America, China, Australia, and New Zealand. Our products are distributed in over 100 countries.
Antelliq is the world’s leading animal intelligence group, providing world-class devices for animal identification and traceability. Our pioneering monitoring solutions deliver smart data products and services for the management and wellbeing of livestock, fish, and pets. For over 60 years we have been satisfying customer needs in over 100 countries, supported by 24 production sites, spanning five continents. Antelliq has four regional innovation centers and many brands working collaboratively to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges: supporting farmers with real-time actionable information, providing a deeper connection with pets, and supporting conservation. Across Antelliq, our different brands provide the technology and intelligence that will be at the heart of overcoming these challenges. The name Antelliq is the embodiment of everything we stand for: intelligence connecting animals and people.