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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.
With the theme: “Increasing Rice Production through Hybrid Rice Technology,” ADAMCO and Yanmar Philippines Corporation (YPC) joined the third National Rice Technology forum that held last September 27-29, 2016 at Bicol University in Polangui, Albay.
Over 1,100 farmers, extension workers, students, and other rice industry players from various regions attended the event as it showcased the advancements in rice production through hybrid rice technology. This event aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of Filipino farmers, and to promote the advantages and profitability of planting hybrid rice. This is also in-line with DA’s goal to make Philippine rice industry more competitive in addressing the daunting challenges that the agriculture sector faces such as achieving rice self-sufficiency, increasing farm productivity and mitigating the impact of climate change.
ADAMCO and YPC translates increasing farm productivity through the introduction of agricultural-machineries in farming such as the Yanmar EF393T farm tractor, Yanmar VP6D six-row mechanical rice transplanter, and Yanmar AW70v rice combine harvester. With ADAMCO’s mission to make farming easy and more profitable for farmers, machineries from land preparation to harvesting, are made available and accessible to Filipino farmers.
The said 3-day event is a collaborative effort of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Rice Productivity Advocacy Board in support of the National Rice Program, with different municipal and provincial local government units.
Adamco recently opened two new branches as part of its ongoing effort to reach more Filipino farmers nationwide. The branches of Sara, Iloilo and Naguilian, Isabela opened their doors to the public on July 13, 2016 and September 16, 2016, respectively. Both store locations are conveniently situated in the center of surrounding farming communities in these key rice and corn-producing provinces. Farmers interested in making their farm production more efficient can view the different Yanmar machineries on display at the stores.
These branches serve as one-stop shops for parts and service of Yanmar farm machines, so, customers do not have to travel to bigger Adamco stores in the cities to take care of their machinery needs. Clients can also avail of advice on which machines can fit their farming operations from the well-trained staff manning the store.
The company aims to open more stores before the year ends. With these new branches bringing new machinery to the countryside, Adamco hopes that it truly makes agriculture easy and profitable for all farmers.
Last June 19, 2015, ADAMCO had its first product demonstration of its latest product – Yanmar Tractor (Yanmar EF393T and EF494T) and Transplanter (Walk Behind: AP4 and Riding Type: VP6D). It was held in Brgy. Rabago Rosales, Pangasinan, attended by 200 participants. Different people from the local government (Vice Mayor Harry B. Bernabe) and government agencies (Department of Agriculture) also attended and enjoyed the product demo.