Bulgarian farmers visited the headquarters of Simba International in the UK, invited by the official representative for Bulgaria Varex. The host of Bulgarian farmers was Simon Ravel, export manager of Simba. He introduced the guests to the history, development, current status, and production of machines with the brand Simba.
The purpose of the visit was for the Bulgarian farmers to get a place in the manufacturing process of soil combined machines to ensure the quality of work and quality of production. During their visit, they saw workshops of Simba in the city of Salford. A lot of machines were interesting for the farmers: cultivators Simba SL 400; conventional subsoiler Simba Flatliner 500, 4.2 meters and depth of work to 50 centimeters; roll Simba Singlepress, 5,5 m; Simba Unipress 4,2 meters. Universal Simba CultiPress, which simultaneously performs three operations – cultivating, leveling, and sealing of the soil.
Bulgarian farmers visited also three of the leading farmers in the UK, who have already used for many years machines with the brand of Simba.
One of the farmers was Peter White, who grows 8,000 acres of land – wheat, and rape. He uses for the fields: cultivator Solo 450 ST, 4.5 m; Unipress 6.6 m; cultivator Simba Horsch, 6 m (2002); Simba Flatliner 3,8 m; drill Simba Horsch Sprinter 6 meters with GPS. As a result of the precision processing of soil and favorable climatic conditions in 2008, Peter had a very good harvest. The average yield of bread wheat, for example, was 1080 kg from ha.
Simba International was founded in 1976 and 83 specialists currently work in the factory. Production, administrative and RD teams of the company are located on a total area of 30 ha. The company’s turnover for 2008 was 28 million pounds. Export sales were equal to 9 million pounds, Simon Ravel said. His prognosis for 2009 is optimistic, despite the global economic crisis. According to him sales levels in England will be the same as in 2008. Globally, he expects a slight but insignificant decrease in sales.