Adagin’s Timeline

Sale

12 November, 2018

Sale

After more than a year of visiting clients, testing our products and perfecting the outcomes, we made our first sale!

Field Testing

1 June, 2018

Field Testing

June 2018 – November 2018: We did as much field testing as possible to learn from our solution

Building the System

1 March, 2018

Building the System

March 2018 – November 2018 With our talented partners, we looked at a wide variety of solutions to find the best fitted design for solving the problem

Research & Development

11 October, 2017

Research & Development

October 2017 – September 2018: For most of the 2017 season and thereafter we focused on perfecting the solution for our clients

Pivoting

10 October, 2017

Pivoting

While marketing our harnesses to clients, we saw that there was a desperate need for traceability from the orchards.  We looked at RFID as a solutions platform

First Big international clients

11 August, 2017

First Big international clients

Moyca, from Spain, is one of Adagin’s largest international clients who benefited from the Picking Harness’s improved labour efficiency and grape quality

First batch of new Harnesses

10 April, 2017

First batch of new Harnesses

Due to high demand for samples in Europe, we began our first batch production with great success

At the Berlin Fruit Logistica

8 February, 2017

At the Berlin Fruit Logistica

The Fruit Logistica trade show opened up a range of opportunity for Adagin to market our product and looking for new and innovative products to introduce to the South African agricultural market

Preparing for Fruit Logistica Berlin

1 February, 2017

Preparing for Fruit Logistica Berlin

In preparation for the Berlin Trade show, we did a full photo shoot to showcase our new and improved Picking Harness

Picking Harness V.2

11 January, 2017

Picking Harness V.2

We decided to up our game and improve the harness, put it through an ergonomics test and make it more user-friendly. We also exported our new product to the European market

First Deliveries

28 October, 2016

First Deliveries

Our first orders came in October and the business was starting to take off!

Going into production

30 September, 2016

Going into production

After the market research it became clear that there was a need for the Picking Harness in South Africa. We decided to go in full production to supply this demand

Testing the Market – Namibia

20 September, 2016

Testing the Market – Namibia

We tested the market’s interest by attending farmer meetings in various table grape regions in South Africa and Namibia

Registering Adagin (Pty) Ltd.

17 August, 2016

Registering Adagin (Pty) Ltd.

On 17 August 2016 Adagin (Pty) Ltd was registered!

Testing the Market – Limpopo

12 August, 2016

Testing the Market – Limpopo

Our first meeting with farmers was in the Limpopo province of South Africa where the first grapes of the season is harvested

The first field tests

20 April, 2016

The first field tests

The first Picking Harness was tested in the table grape vineyards of De Doorns in the Western Cape Province of South Africa with great success!

Making the first Harness

1 March, 2016

Making the first Harness

The first Picking Harness was made by a friendly man in the Cape Suburbs. It helped the founders to test it on the farms for the first time.

Where it all started

12 February, 2016

Where it all started

Adagin’s timeline starts in February 2016 when we tested the idea of the Picking Harness by playing around with basic materials and a 3D printed clamp.