HISTORY


PASSING THE TEST OF TIME

1895 Production of Hayes farm fencing products begins in Central Otago, New Zealand.
1902 Sunbeam, the forerunner of Supershear, appears in the Australian shearing industry.
1938 The Speedrite electric fence brand is established.
1958 The Stafix electric fence brand is established.
1960 The PEL electric fence brand is established.
1989 Tru-Test is incorporated in the United States and the North American subsidiary (Tru-Test Inc.) opens in Texas USA.
1990 Tru-Test Group wins the New Zealand Governor General’s Supreme Award for Export Excellence and the Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Innovation in Exporting.
2000 Tru-Test Group shifts into world class manufacturing facility in Auckland, New Zealand.
2004 The Patriot brand is launched in North America, meeting the growing needs of the smaller livestock producer looking for reliability and value from their electric fence products.
2005 Tru-Test Group offers remote control capability across its large mains energizer range.
2007 Tru-Test launches the world’s first animal weigh scale with integrated Bluetooth technology –
the Tru-Test Bluetooth XR3000.
2009 Tru-Test Group’s first livestock management software application is released, connecting a PC wirelessly to RFID readers and weigh scales to translate data into individual and group animal records for advanced decision making for profit.
2010 The 63 J energizers are launched in the Stafix (M63R) and Speedrite (63000R) brands. The world's more powerful energizer with 63 joules of output energy powering up to 630 km of fence line.
2013 Tru-Test Group purchases Radian Technology Ltd creators of the comprehensive MilkHub Dairy Automation System, adding diary automation solutions to our stable of agricultural products and services.
2013 Tru-Test Group purchases DTS (Dairy Technology Services) adding on farm cooling solutions to our stable of agricultural products and services

 


 

HIGHLIGHTS



  1963 – John Hartstone – King Country NZ dairy farmer develops the world’s first commercial proportionate flow milk meter for herd testing.  

  The Tru-Test XR3000 advanced animal weigh scale is released; quickly becoming the world’s best selling weigh scale due to its durability and the unique technology that enables it to quickly lock on an accurate weight of a moving animal.  

  The Tru-Test WOW! Walk Over Weighing system is launched for dairy specific application.  

  The TRACC programme is initiated as a key step to becoming a World Class Manufacturer.  

  The Unigizer™ is launched in the Stafix, Speedrite and PEL brands. Designed with versatility in mind, the Unigizer is an energizer powered by either mains power or battery, with optional solar capability.  

  The 63 J energizers are launched in the Stafix (M63R) and Speedrite (63000R) brands. The world's more powerful energizer with 63 joules of output energy powering up to 630 km of fence line.  

  LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT PASTURE MANAGEMENT AND ANIMAL CONTAINMENT CONTRACT MANUFACTURING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS  
 
Milk Meters Weighing & EID Dairy Automation On Farm Cooling  
Speedrite Stafix PEL Patriot Hayes
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