Allflex, part of the Antelliq Group, announced that it has acquired Germany-based Agrident, an agricultural technology company specializing in radio-frequency identification (RFID) data capture systems used in process control and animal management systems worldwide.
Agrident was established in 1997 and has grown to become a leading provider of RFID technology for the electronic animal identification market, Allflex said. Agrident's fixed and mobile reader technology offers advanced data capture features for management and traceability and has a worldwide reputation for excellence and superior performance, according to the announcement.
Agrident's team of engineers, with a track record in developing new readers and experience in electronic technologies like UHF, will further strengthen Allflex’s research and development capabilities and customer offering as a global leader in smart and intelligent identification and monitoring systems for the modern livestock industry, Allflex said.
Commenting on the acquisition, Antelliq global chief operating officer Brian Bolton said, “We are very excited to welcome Agrident to our business. Agrident’s RFID readers and associated technologies are a natural expansion of our smart data products and services, enhancing our capabilities in electronic animal identification and data capture. This acquisition underlines our commitment to investing in the sustainability of livestock farmers through providing the tools they need to ensure the proper health and management of their animals in the future.”
Allflex, an Antelliq company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of animal identification and monitoring solutions. It brings cutting-edge, practical applications of visual and electronic animal identification, tissue sampling, traceability and monitoring technologies to the world's livestock industries. Allflex has manufacturing and technology subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Israel, South America, China, Australia and New Zealand.
Antelliq is a leading animal intelligence group that provides devices for animal identification and traceability. Its monitoring solutions deliver smart data products and services for the management and well-being of livestock, fish and pets. Antelliq has four regional innovation centers and many brands working collaboratively to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges: supporting farmers with real-time actionable information, providing a deeper connection with pets and supporting conservation.