FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netafim USA, a subsidiary of Netafim Ltd. – the global leader of precision irrigation solutions – announced that FlexNet, the company’s innovative, high-performance, flexible, lightweight piping solution for above- and below-ground drip irrigation systems, will now be produced in Fresno, California. The investment in local manufacturing enables Netafim to produce and deliver FlexNet to customers across the Americas more efficiently and provide growers with more custom configuration options.
Growers can now purchase the custom configurations to fit their farming operation and expect to receive their order within approximately 30 days. FlexNet is the industry’s only leak-proof flexible sub-main pipe solution that ensures the integrity and uniformity of drip irrigation systems. Growers across the country trust FlexNet for its durability through even the toughest conditions. The unique integral welded connectors provide faster layout, faster retrieval, and decreased labor costs through its lightweight, compact construction. When compared to a typical layflat installation, growers can save 20-30% on labor costs.
“Netafim USA began its operations in Fresno over 40 years ago. Our dripline manufacturing presence in Fresno was our first step toward a long-term commitment to California’s Central Valley community. Our recent investment in a recycling center in Fowler, California, and this manufacturing expansion underscores our commitment to our local community, team members, and the Central Valley agriculture industry,” said Mike Hemman, President and CEO, Netafim USA. “This investment was driven in part by global supply chain challenges. This expansion enables us to significantly reduce lead time and provide more flexibility to farmers. Our expansion will create more jobs and support our mission to provide farmers with innovative solutions that improve crop yields and reduce costs.”
“This expansion is a vote of confidence for our manufacturing presence in California and demonstrates our leadership in the irrigation industry,” said Kerri Birdwell, Product Manager, Netafim USA. “We’re thrilled to continue supporting growers with industry-leading irrigation solutions and a local manufacturing presence. It’s a point of pride for our team and a benefit to US farmers.”
ABOUT NETAFIM USA
Netafim USA, based in Fresno, CA, develops and manufactures drip irrigation systems for agriculture, landscape & turf, greenhouse & nursery, mining, and wastewater. Netafim offers an extensive range of irrigation solutions including driplines, filters, sprinklers, valves, water meters and digital farming equipment for complete dripline system installations. For more information go to www.netafimusa.com.