Ocmis, Irrimec et RKD announce the launch of Farmfront Group

Farmfront is the world’s leading platform of irrigation service providers. The Group will be made up of Ocmis Group, Irrimec Group and RKD, and together the three manufacturers will combine their strengths to operate as Europe’s irrigation expert and the world’s leading platform of irrigation suppliers, with the scale and specialization to adapt to the different realities of agriculture.

Backed by Carlyle, a global investment firm with extensive experience in helping companies grow, and led by Daniel Neves, an industry leader with 24 years of success in agribusiness, Farmfront aims to be the first group in the world to offer a one-stop shop for all irrigation technologies. Farmfront will be headquartered in Milan, Italy.

As we’ve already said, we think this is an excellent opportunity that will enable them to better serve their customers. Carlyle brings exceptional experience in working with management teams to develop businesses in new markets while offering new capabilities and expertise. This change of structure represents an exciting step for the Ocmis, Irrimec and RKD groups and will create further opportunities to strengthen their partnerships with their customers while delivering results to farmers.