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The year that was

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

It's good to report that life was better in 2022. After the previous two years, it could only improve, and it did! In New Zealand, we witnessed a return to the normal we used to know. At Teatwand and Onfarm Solutions, 2022 was a busy year.

The business development team including Gary Arnott, Robert Barker and Ryan McPeake started travelling again, attending a number of events and tradeshows across the globe. The Research & Development team grew, the manufacturing capacity increased, and a new marketing specialist was hired. Plus, early in 2023, a new General Manager will start.

The year was highlighted by several remarkable milestones. These include launching a new product, the Teatwand Parallel, winning an innovation award at the World Ag Expo, and completing the first installation of the Teatwand Parallel in California. Furthermore, Robert Littlejohn and his wife Nicole moved to California to become Onfarm Solutions' first US Customer Services Technician.

In terms of personnel, Onfarm Solutions welcomed Wayne Huang as an R&D engineer, Anton Musalov as an R&D engineer after completing an internship, Annabel Black as a marketing specialist, and Grant Mitchell as an industrial electrician. They also welcomed two new interns from the Canterbury University Engineering Department Will Ferguson and Ed Bayliss. Finally, a new CNC operator/machinist will join the team in early this year.

In 2023 our onsite R&D team are working an exciting new product development. This project is in response to requests from USA customers with large herds. The design is in progress with prototyping due mid-year. Watch this space!

Photo:- The R&D team from left to right Anton Musalov, Will Ferguson, Ed Bayliss, Grant Chemaly, Jamie Spyker, Wayne Huang

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