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Olá Irri­con­trol

Support in the digital transformation

The BAUER Group con­tin­ues to grow: the youngest member, Irri­con­trol, is a Brazil­ian high-tech start-up with a focus on soft­ware devel­op­ment for the agri­cul­tur­al sector. This ensures cus­tomers the best pos­si­ble support for digital change, which is also fun­da­men­tal­ly trans­form­ing agriculture.

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“Irri­ga­tion Valley”

From 10m² to giant fields.

The found­ing story of Irri­con­trol reminds the humble begin­nings of suc­cess­ful Silicon Valley start-ups: A 10m² room in the uni­ver­si­ty dor­mi­to­ry in Itajubá, Brazil, served as a think tank and research lab­o­ra­to­ry for the two fellow stu­dents and pas­sion­ate soft­ware devel­op­ers Luiz Alberto and Helton Franco. Their enthu­si­asm for agri­cul­ture, espe­cial­ly for irri­ga­tion, set the goal: to develop a digital tool that makes irri­ga­tion control easy. The vision grad­u­al­ly became reality: In 2017 the company Irri­con­trol was offi­cial­ly founded, and the first con­trols were sold in 2018. Mean­while, Irri­con­trol is estab­lished on the Brazil­ian market and employs 25 people.

Irri­con­trol and Bauer are working on the devel­op­ment and opti­miza­tion of future-proof soft­ware solu­tions for agri­cul­ture. The two product lines from Irri­con­trol — Smart­Con­nect and Nexus — are an ideal addi­tion to the Bauer control unit range.

Smart­Con­nect is perfect for farms that have an inad­e­quate GSM network in their fields, as it is still the case in many agri­cul­tur­al areas around the world. These farms can now also use modern control tech­nol­o­gy: Thanks to Smart­Con­nect and the Irri­con­trol plat­form an own infra­struc­ture for com­mu­ni­ca­tion is set up, with which irri­ga­tion systems can be easily con­trolled and mon­i­tored from a PC or smart­phone. The Smart­Con­nect is now avail­able for all new pivot systems from Bauer.