Former Ship Captain Rolando de Jesus enjoys early retirement at home and still reaps hundreds of thousands pesos per cropping from rice/corn combine harvesters he purchased from Ada Manufacturing Corporation (ADAMCO).
De Jesus worked as seaman for three decades before he ventured in farm service business, such as combine harvesters and tractor rental. With the help of ADAMCO, De Jesus acquired his first rice combine harvester in 2014 using his savings as down payment. The demand for his harvesting service grew exponentially which prompted him to purchase another two rice/corn combine harvesters from ADAMCO in 2015.
“Hindi na ako kapitan ng barko, pero may income at savings pa rin mula sa combine harvesters. Dahil sa magandang kita, nakapagpundar din ako ng lupang sakahan at nakabili ng house and lot,” he said.
The latest YANMAR rice/corn combine harvester which De Jesus purchased from ADAMCO is equipped with SmartAssist which can help him manage his unit remotely. SmartAssist allows YANMAR machine owners to track work and location of machine, as well as measure size of fields it serviced using smartphones. This technology also helps determine schedule of preventive maintenance and detect machine errors or possible theft, thereby minimizing downtime in operation and giving machine owners peace of mind in their farm service business.
With ease of business, De Jesus is planning to purchase another combine harvester from ADAMCO. “Bukod sa malaki talaga ang kita, nabigyan ko ng hanapbuhay ang mga kabaryo ko at nakatulong pa kami sa mga magsasaka. Pero kahit marami na units ko, kulang pa rin para ma-serbisyuhan mga magsasaka dito sa Pangasinan.”
With barely three years in farm service business, De Jesus decided to retire as Ship Captain and return home to take over the management of their business in 2017. He now owns five rice/corn combine harvesters and one tractor servicing farmers in Pangasinan and nearby provinces. With proper management, De Jesus attests that farm machine owners may earn half million pesos net income per combine harvester annually.
With over 30 branches and extension outlets nationwide, ADAMCO aims to empower farmers to be entrepreneurs through increasing their productivity and income by using the latest farm machines like YANMAR. In February 2019, ADAMCO and YPC launched their “Kita Tayo sa ADAMCO” campaign in partnership with multi-awarded actor dubbed as “Idol ng Bayan”, Robin Padilla, to intensify their efforts in promoting farm mechanization as profitable agribusiness and attract more investors to go into farming, including young entrepreneurs.
To help farmers and entrepreneurs to venture in farm service business, ADAMCO offers flexible financing terms to its customers. Customers are also assured of after sales support from ADAMCO as it has dedicated technicians in all its branches and it offers genuine and complete spare parts of all equipment it sells. ADAMCO is a 100-percent Filipino owned company and a member of the Ropali Group of Companies engaged in agricultural machinery, banking, motorcycles, and real estate.
Interested investors may contact ADAMCO customer hotline at 0917-3232626, message them via Facebook fb.com/adamcoph/ or visit any ADAMCO branch for more information.