SAMCO Maize Planting System to Improve Productivity in Inner Mongolia

BEIJING, China, and LIMERICK, Ireland, November 3, 2014

Samco Agricultural Manufacturing Ltd., based in Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland, has secured a Purchase Agreement with Xingye Planting Co. Ltd and Ruitian Modern Agriculture Co. Ltd based in Inner Mongolia, Northern China for their SAMCO maize planting machine and bio-degradable mulch film. The announcement was made during this week’s trade mission to China led by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Agricultural Minister Mr. Simon Coveney, Chinese Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Paul Kavanagh, Mr Ming Yang Business Development Manager, SAMCO & Mr. Li Jing Shan (Xingye Planting Ltd
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Agricultural Minister Mr. Simon Coveney, Chinese Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Paul Kavanagh, Mr Ming Yang Business Development Manager, SAMCO & Mr. Li Jing Shan (Xingye Planting Ltd.

SAMCO are recognised experts in forage and grain maize growing – particularly in adverse climatic conditions such as in Ireland, or Northern China where there are large tracts of land exposed to cold temperatures.

Welcoming the announcement Minister Coveney said: “Today’s announcement is clear evidence of what Irish companies can achieve in China.  This announcement confirms the high standing of Irish companies for the quality of their product and service.  China is a priority market for Irish agri-services companies, and Enterprise Ireland is working intensively with these companies to drive increased sales in this huge market. I strongly congratulate SAMCO on this agreement with Xingye Planting Company and Ruitian Modern Agriculture  Co. Ltd and wish all parties continued success”.  Enterprise Ireland is the trade and technology board of the Irish Government.

The Samco System machine lays a thin layer of biodegradable mulch film over the soil at the time of sowing which increases soil and air temperature. The machine forms a seed channel under the film creating an ideal microclimate for the seed to germinate and develop. 

Over the last couple of years SAMCO has been working closely with Xingje  to establish a prototype of high quality forage maize plantation on potato rotation soil with break-through results. As a direct result of this collaboration, Xingje have also successfully grown grain corn using the SAMCO system on this rotation land – effectively tripling the total area of Xingje’s maize fields.

Samco also have a close working relation with Ruitian Modern Agriculture  Co. who have successfully planted their high quality forage maize in high altitude conditions in Wulanchabu, Inner Mongolia using the SAMCO system.

Today’s signed agreement demonstrates the tangible benefits of SAMCO’s technology and provides them with a key reference partner in building out its Chinese business. The agreement also represents an enhanced and higher level of cooperation between SAMCO and Chinese Planting Partners.

Samuel Shine, Samco managing director said: “SAMCO is an innovative agriculture manufacturing company and our engineering technology is proven to help farmers to reduce costs and increase profits in an ever challenging agricultural industry. We look forward to working closely with both Xingye Planting Co. Ltd. and Ruitian Modern Agriculture Co. Ltd”

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, who is accompanying Minister Coveney on the trade mission added: “A key element of Enterprise Ireland’s strategy is to drive export sales of Irish companies. SAMCO is a highly innovative Irish company with an established global presence. I warmly congratulate SAMCO on this new agreement and look forward to working with them in the future as they continue to grow their sales in global markets”.

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For more information contact:

Samuel Shine
Managing Director
SAMCO
Tel: 00 353(0) 61396176   
Email: info@samco.ie

Ming Yang
China Business Development Manager
SAMCO
Mobile: 00 353 (0)872677036 (Ireland)
Mobile: 0086 18600433535 (China)
Email: yming@samco.ie
www.samco.ie