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Expo Agroalimentaria

Labor shortage makes Mexican growers shift to automation

After a slow start on Tuesday, it was a busy day at the Expo Agroalimentaria yesterday with growers looking for solutions for all kinds of things. Also this year, one of the most heard issues that growers are encountering is the shortage of labour. At the show, we're therefore seeing an increasing amount of suppliers of automation.

Labor might be cheap in Mexico, but if there is no one available, things can get challenging. In all stages of the cultivation as well as the post harvest processes, we see more and more solutions to reduce the need for manual labor.

Besides that, more solutions are on display as growers are eager to increase the yield and improve the quality of their crop. 

More solutions will be in our photo report that we will publish Monday November 19.

Andrea Bochini of Urbinati and Juan Manuel Solorsano of Plasticos Mallos de Villageras, the distributor of the Urbinati machines. The seeder and the seeder line belongs to Urbinati's most sold products in Mexico.

Juan Pablo Saucedo of AgroSense showing a visitor how to use TomSystem and how it saves labor as it clips 1,600 tomato plants per hour. It's been on the Mexican market for about 8 years and over the last three years, he has seen the demand growing for this product.

The team of Royal Brinkman Mexico. At their booth this year, they are presenting several solutions in two main themes: mechanisation and disinfection. On the left of the picture, a disinfection system for the workers. 

The team of Agrosistemas Viale. Viale Sistemi is an Italian manufacturer of drive equipment and the company in Mexico is named Agrosistemas Viale. They also represent Italian companies Termotecnica Pericoli and Recar in Mexico.