In 2001, Lindsay acquired, Perrot, a French manufacturer with more than 30 years of experience manufacturing hose-reel irrigators. After the acquisition, Lindsay Europe (LE) was established and began the manufacturing of Zimmatic by Lindsay pivots and laterals. LE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindsay Corporation. Located in the northwest of France, Lindsay Europe was the first Lindsay facility outside of the USA. LE consists of offices, a factory and a warehouse to service Western and Eastern Europe as well as French speaking Africa. The factory, originally established in 1972, covers an area of 7,000 m² while an adjacent field allows LE to field test new products. In addition to metal fabrication, LE also extrudes its own polyethylene pipe for superior quality control.
Although Lindsay Europe was only established in 2001, Zimmatic by Lindsay center pivots have been sold in Europe since 1979. There are more than 100 Zimmatic and Perrot dealers in Western Europe and French speaking Africa. These dealers have been trained to provide installation, after sales service, help with product application and maintain inventory’s of critical parts. Lindsay pivots can be found throughout the region including a 12,000 ha project in Candasnos (Zaragoza), Spain.