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History


1950s Paul Zimmerer starts a farm equipment business

1960s Paul Zimmerer’s sons design and build the first Zimmatic center pivot

1970s Zimmatic introduces long span systems, replacing 10 towers with just seven – reducing wheel tracks and system costs.

Low pressure center pivots, mobile pivots and corner systems take the fields, allowing growers to maximize their coverage.

1980s The refined structural design of Zimmatic center pivots reduces the number of parts, which keeps costs down and simplifies system maintenance.

Zimmatic pivots start “talking” with the Remote Monitor and Alarm Control (R-MAC) system using computer technology.

1990s The introduction of AIMS (Automated Irrigation Management System) control panels allow growers to precisely program water, fertilizer and chemical application – eliminating repeated trips to the fields.

2000s Introduction of technology products - Custom Corner - FieldNET - Precision Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)

2001 – Acquired Perrot hose reel and pivot irrigation systems and restructured the company as Lindsay Europe

2002 – Acquired Lindsay Brazil and Irrigation Specialists, an irrigation dealer in Washington state.  Lindsay South Africa was established.

2005 – Begin China operations

2006 – Acquired Barrier Systems, a manufacturer of moveable barrier systems and road safety products; and Snoline, a European leader in road marking and roadway safety equipment.

2007 – Acquired Truck / Trailer Mounted Attenuator (TMA) technology from Albert W. Unrath, Inc and added it to both Barrier Systems and Snoline product lines to further expand their offerings.

2008 – Acquired Watertronics, a leader in the manufacturing and servicing of sports turf and landscape irrigation pumping systems, golf course turf irrigation pumping systems as well as municipal portable water pumping systems and now includes pumping systems for agricultural applications.

2009 – Acquired Rail Structures & Signals.  China factory opens.

2010 – Acquired Digitec, Inc.

2011 – Acquired Precision Irrigation, IRZ Consulting and ezWireless.

2013 - Acquired Claud Laval Corporation