Sukup Manufacturing Co. has formed a partnership with OPIsystems, an industry leader in stored grain management and monitoring technology. Sukup now exclusively offers OPI’s Advanced Grain Management technology to dealers, and recently introduced the platform at a dealer event in Iowa.
“Sukup is embracing technology use in agriculture. In fact, we create some of our own control systems in-house. However, grain bin sensors are highly specialized and an important investment for our customers, and OPI creates the best grain monitoring system on the market,” said Matt Koch, a Sukup engineer.
New tech to help prevent storage loss
“Our mission is to store and protect the world’s grain supply,” said President Charles Sukup. “We are pleased to partner with OPI systems. Their technology will help provide peace of mind, increase storage optimization and aid in loss prevention for our customers.”
OPI’s platform allows farmers and commercial facilities, such as co-op grain elevators, the ability to remotely monitor and manage real-time conditions of stored commodities in their bins.
“We are excited to announce our recent partnership with Sukup Manufacturing. The partnership supports Sukup’s continued advancement of value-added and innovative solutions by promoting and offering OPI’s Advanced Grain Management technology through its extensive dealer network,” said Marco Hunstad, chief revenue officer at OPIsystems Inc. “Working with the Sukup team will continue to strengthen OPI’s position as the leader in the global market for advanced grain management.”
About Sukup Manufacturing
Sukup is the world’s largest family-owned and operated grain storage, drying and handling equipment manufacturer. Headquartered at Sheffield in northern Iowa, the company covers 1 million square feet of office, manufacturing and warehouse space. Sukup employs more than 600 people, and is one of the largest employers in north-central Iowa. Three generations of the family are active in the business.
Sukup’s product line includes on-farm and commercial grain bins, portable and tower dryers, centrifugal and axial fans and heaters, stirring machines, bin unloading equipment, and bin floors and supports. The company also manufactures a line of material-handling equipment, such as bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors, as well as a line of steel buildings.
Sukup has six distribution centers located throughout the Midwest. Its products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in over 80 foreign countries.
About OPIsystems Inc.
For 35 years, OPIsystems has remained a global leader in grain management and monitoring tools. OPI has helped farm and commercial customers in over 45 countries manage storage and prevent loss.
Source: Sukup Manufacturing Co.