ARCUSIN AIMS TO GROW AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION
AG CONTRACTOR & LARGE SCALE FARMER MAGAZINE: MAY/JUNE 2020
ARCUSIN IS A WORLD LEADER IN BALE HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND IT IS CURRENTLY EXPANDING ITS DEALER NETWORK IN AUSTRALIA.
ARCUSIN’S AUTOSTACK COLLECTS AND STACKS LARGE SQUARE BALES UP TO EIGHT BALES HIGH.
In February, Arcusin appointed a new export area manager, Jeroen Moleman, for this part of the world. Jeroen says the company has been distributing its small and large square bale loaders in Australia for 20 years. It now sells a wider range of machines, and it is looking to add new dealers, especially in Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Arcusin is a Spanish company and it has been successfully designing, manufacturing and selling bale handling equipment for more than 40 years. Armando Cusiné Founded the company in 1976. He named the company using the initials of his name – AR Cusin. Today, Armando’s son Manuel Cusiné owns the company and recently the third generation joined the family company – Manuel, Blanca and Ferran Cusiné. All have an engineering education, so they will continue to design machines that meet the needs of farmers and contractors.
Arcusin employs about 50 people and works closely with partners around the world. Today, there are three types of automatic bale loaders in the Arcusin programme:
- The Autostack collects big bales (90×120) and stacks them six, seven or eight bales high.
- The ForStack is a fast new vertical bale accumulator that accumulates and stacks three or four big bales (90×120) and has the capacity to keep up with two or three big square balers.
- The Multipack is a compact 14 bale bundler, and the best machine to eliminate the manual handling of small bales.
“All our machines operate fully automatically and have their own hydraulic system on board,” Jeroen says. “With an Arcusin bale handler, you can improve the efficiency of production by reducing handling costs in the field.
“Our priority is to assure safe working conditions with 100 percent reliability. Therefore, we offer top-quality after-sales service and technical assistance and world-wide spareparts distribution through our dealer network.”
Jeroen says Arcusin has exported its machines since the late 1980s. One of the first steps it took to expand its global presence was to establish a company in the United States, Arcusin Corporation.
“It is growing quickly thanks to the good reputation of our products and our dealer network there.”
Today, Arcusin sells it bale loaders in more than 50 countries on five continents and maintains excellent after sales-service. It exports to a number of European countries, including France and Germany, as well as Russia, Canada, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Australia.
“Exports account for approximately 70 percent of our total production and the continuous flow of machines around the world is proof of their reliability and top performance.”
Australia has been one of Arcusin’s most important markets for over the past 20 years. It sold its first stacker here back in 2001 through Landpower, its first dealer.
“Since then we have been selling directly to passionate customers who have imported machines on their own and are happy with their investment,” Jeroen says.
“Every year we ship containers from Spain three months before hay season to be sure that farmers and contractors have their machines in the field when they need them.
“To be in Australia has been great for our company, since representatives get to travel Down Under a couple of times a year, and we love it.”