FRESNO, Calif. - Netafim USA
and Tucor, Inc.
have formalized a strategic alliance agreement in which Tucor will develop new web-based smart control systems for Netafim's Landscape Division. The announcement was made by Mauricio Troche, Netafim director of sales and marketing for landscape and turf products.
The innovative Tucor systems will be marketed by Netafim and will include controllers with multi-function capabilities, including conventional, two-wire (decoder) and hybrid operation. The controllers will be applicable to new and retrofit installations.
"Netafim's new controller product line will give landscape and irrigation contractors the opportunity to install a complete Netafim irrigation system from Techline® tubing to filters, regulators, valves, meters, and now, state-of-the-art controllers," said Troche.
"This partnership between two well-established brands guarantees product reliability and new system flexibility," he said. "It also underscores Netafim's commitment to developing water-saving technologies that benefit both commercial and residential water users."
Netafim USA, which has manufactured landscape dripline products for 25 years, is a division of Netafim, the world's largest drip irrigation manufacturer.
Tucor, a well-known name in two-wire systems, has produced a line of smart controllers since 1995. The company was among the first to introduce two-wire technology to the United States from Europe. Tucor also manufactures conventional multi-wire controllers.