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Company driving innovation in agricultural sector

VITAL ROLE South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue

OPTIMISATION By employing BI’s products, farmers and agricultural businesses can optimise their machinery and increase output

TRANSFORMATIVE TECH Precision agriculture, which is driven by technology, is transforming the industry

11th August 2023

By: Simone Liedtke

Creamer Media Social Media Editor & Senior Writer

     

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South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue. The industry, therefore, stands to benefit immensely from industrial solutions supplier Bearings International’s (BI’s) expertise in supplying and servicing “high-quality interconnected consumables”, the company says.

It explains that, by enhancing efficiency, supporting precision agriculture and addressing sustainability challenges, “BI can catalyse transformative change within the sector” and, in turn, unlock the full potential of South Africa’s agriculture sector.

However, to ensure sustainable growth and maximise productivity, BI says the industry must embrace innovative solutions and technological advancements, such as the use of advanced bearings and power transmission solutions that can significantly reduce downtime, minimise equipment failure, and maximise overall operational efficiency.

“By employing BI’s products, farmers and agricultural businesses can optimise their machinery and increase output, ultimately driving economic growth,” the company says, adding that its product range is “at the forefront of technological advancements catering for the changing needs of mechanical parts within the agricultural industry”.

For example, precision agriculture, which is driven by technology, is transforming the industry.

The integration of precision agriculture techniques also empowers farmers to reduce resource wastage, precisely apply fertilisers and pesticides, and closely monitor crop health, which leads to improved yields and a diminished environmental impact.

BI notes that the significance of sustainable farming practices to ensuring the long-term viability of the agricultural sector cannot be overstated.

In this vein, BI is addressing sustainability challenges by providing ecofriendly bearings solutions, which are specially designed to effectively reduce friction, resulting in minimised energy consumption and extended machinery life span. Consequently, carbon emissions are lowered, and maintenance costs are reduced.

“By offering world class, quality consumable products, BI aims to limit breakdowns and downtime and offer products such as electric motors, which are known for reducing carbon emissions,” the company says.

Additionally, BI services local farmers through technical support, equipping them to effectively use modern bearing technologies.

With a vast distribution network, BI’s products are easily accessible, even in remote areas, the company says.

With over 40 branches nationwide, BI provides round-the-clock technical expertise, assistance, and maintenance services.

However, meeting the agricultural industry’s evolving needs requires constant innovation and research.

“Through collaboration with global leading manufacturers and original-equipment manufacturers regarding product advancements, we aim to supply improved quality products that adhere to the latest technological specifications, as well as provide a longer life on machines,” the company concludes.

Edited by Nadine James
Features Deputy Editor

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