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2356 RESEARCH DR.
LIVERMORE
CA, 94550
United States
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(925) 371-0796
Fax
(925) 371-0310
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Ananda Van Hoorn

Manufacturer of Electronic Hand-Held Tools Since 1984

After 30 years of success in Europe, Asia, and Australia the growing demand in the United States prompted the company to open their only subsidiary in Livermore, CA. Establishing a base in North America has allowed for efficient distribution of product as well as an official Infaco service center.

Infaco USA hosts sales representatives in California, Oregon and Washington state as well as a thoroughly developed network of agents and dealers extending coast to coast.

Conveniently located in beautiful Livermore wine country, Infaco USA finds itself less than three hours away from California's thriving wine regions; with close proximity to Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Paso Robles and the San Joaquin Valley.

Online Store: Visit our website to learn more or to place an order.

Blog: Visit our blog to see video testimonials and see our latest innovations in action.

 

Vineyard Management with Infaco's Electronic Pruning, Tying, and De-suckering Tools


Infaco offers a full line of tools to help vineyard managers improve efficiency, lower costs, eliminate repetitive motion injuries, and reduce wood diseases.

Electronic Pruning with the Electrocoup F3015 Shear

Infaco invented the world's first electronic pruning shears. Our latest model features an ergonomic design, interchangeable heads, and a revolutionary safety system. Clients don't just tell us how much faster this tool is - they also gush about the high quality cuts that reduce disease, their new ability to retain the best workers, and even improvements in their quality of wine!

Tying Vines with Infaco's Electric Tying Machine (A3Mv2.0)

Infaco's electronic tying machine allows workers to move 3 times faster than they would by hand. We also offer 3 different gaugues of wire which means that no matter what weather you're up against, we've got you covered. Call us for a free trial!

Removing suckers with Infaco's New 6-in-1 Tool (PW2)

Infaco's latest innovation is a multifunctional tool that easily morphs into a suckering tool that allows workers to move quickly and eliminates time-consuming bending and stooping. Other attachments transform the tool into a hedge-trimmer for canopy management, a chain saw, a reciprocating saw, and an olive harvester. Call us for a demo and see for yourself why this tool won the top prize at the world's largest viticulture expo.

Electric Vine Tyer (A3Mv2.0)
Electric Vine Tyer (A3Mv2.0)
This electric vine tying machine gets the job done 3 times faster than by hand. We offer 3 different gauges off wire so you're sure to find the right match no matter what weather you're up against. Call us to get a free trial!
Battery-Powered Desuckering Tool (EPAv2)
Battery-Powered Desuckering Tool (EPAv2)
Infaco's dedicated desuckering tool, the EPAv2 is an incredibly fast and easy way to remove suckers. There's no need to invest in costly tractors and no need to bend over 4,000 times per day!
Larry Smyth of Carriage Vineyards
Larry Smyth of Carriage Vineyards
Why does Larry Smyth of Carriage Vineyards like his F3010 Electrocoup pruning shear? Maybe it's the 20% increase in productivity and less wasted time re-training crews.!
Matt Phillips of North Coast Vineyard Services
Matt Phillips of North Coast Vineyard Services
Hear Matt talk about how the A3M v2 tying machine cut labor costs and kept his vineyards free of litter from green tape
Electric Shears: Addressing America's Farm Labor C
Electric Shears: Addressing America's Farm Labor C
Improving working conditions and productivity across America's farms is an urgent need. See how an electric shear can help do both.
Richard Sauret Vinyards
Richard Sauret Vinyards
Richard Sauret explains how the Electrocoup F3010 with DSES safety system saves time and helps make more cuts possible while pruning his 13,000 vines alone.
Never Go Back To Manual Pruning Again!
Never Go Back To Manual Pruning Again!
Nicolas Vonderhayden of The Mountain Winery shows us how easy pruning with his F3010 Electrocoup is and shares why he'll never consider switching back to manual pruning
ELECTROCOUP F3015 INFACO
ELECTROCOUP F3015 INFACO
New design : compact - ergonomic - entirely made out of soft grip More efficient light- fast -powerfu
Electric Pruning at Cardella Wines
Electric Pruning at Cardella Wines
Nathan Cardella of Cardella Wines talks about their use of the Electrocoup. He doesn't get why his neighbors aren't using them too!
New Suckering Tool
New Suckering Tool
This video shows how INFACO's new de-suckering tool works.
Fast and comfortable vineyard suckering at DeRose
Fast and comfortable vineyard suckering at DeRose
Listen to the owner of DeRose Vineyard explain how they use Infaco's Electrocoup F3010 and the EPAv2 desuckering tools to increase productivity and worker comfort and safety.
Electric Shears: Addressing America's Farm Labor Crisis

Improving working conditions and productivity across America's farms is an urgent need. See how an electric shear can help do both.


News Archive


The Most Powerful, Effective Pruning Tool Is Now on the Market
18 November, 2016

Electrocoup F3015 Standard 00

Infaco’s redesigned F3015 pruning shear just hit the US this fall and is the most powerful, effective pruning tool on the market, with two tons of torque.

It also features a safety system for the non-pruning hand, consisting of a light cotton glove with metal mesh fibers that are lightly conductive, so that if the blade comes in contact with the glove, the electrical cycle is immediately interrupted and the blade stops, without fail.

The shear is the only one on the market to offer interchangeable heads that deliver from 1.6 to 2.2 inches of cutting capacity so that one shear can knock out cane pruning and Eutypa surgery. The power tool itself weighs only 1.9 lbs, easily making it the lightest, safest, most powerful and versatile vineyard shearing system available.

“The F3015 keeps all of the best features of the previous model, but adds some really remarkable innovations,” reports Operations Manager, Van Hoorn.

Electrocoup F3015 3 kits

Van Hoorn notes that one of the dramatic improvements of the new Electrocoup F3015 model is a lightweight lithium battery that weighs less than two pounds and can be worn on the belt of a vineyard worker.

“The battery on the former model weighed a little under six pounds, and was carried on the backs of the workers, which could get hot if you are pruning in California or Texas,” explains Van Hoorn.

The lithium battery, about the size of a thick smart phone, has one-third of the weight, and comes with both a belt and vest option, made of lightweight, breathable material for maximum comfort.

In addition, the new lithium battery takes only 1.5 hours to charge, and is equipped with a special mode that charges the battery to exactly the right level so no one has to manage re-charging the battery during the off season.

Electrocoup F3015 Standard 30

Finally, the F3015 shear has a brushless motor, which allows the shear to be more ergonomic, makes it lighter, and with fewer moving parts it also makes it less likely to break down, even under the most demanding circumstances.

Van Hoorn says the lightness, efficiency and versatility of the new F3015 means that laborers can work under improved conditions, enabling vineyards to extend the number of years their best pruners can continue to produce quality results without risk of shoulder or wrist injuries. She also notes that it could facilitate the entry of more women into pruning practices, a factor that could help address long-term labor shortage issues for the agriculture industry.

“Women are working in every other part of viticulture except pruning,” Van Hoorn points out. “This tool enables them to do that. Viticulturists could double their labor pool just by encouraging the participation of women through partial mechanization like this.”

For Infaco logomore information on Infaco-USA, Inc. and the Electrocoup F3015, go to:

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Double Your Labor Pool
31 October, 2016

Electric pruning shears make it easy to double a vineyard's labor pool during pruning season: First by attracting women for pruning crews and secondly, by extending the number of years that current workers can prune. Don't let the labor shortage control you: take control by drawing on a larger labor pool and retaining your best workers. The Electrocoup has 2 tons of torque at the pull of a trigger and eliminates repetitive motion injuries! Call Ananda at 1-800-425-8809 to inquire.


Just Arrived: Infaco's New F3015 Electric Pruner!
19 September, 2016

Infaco invented the first ever electric pruning shear over 30 years ago. Now our newly redesigned F3015 model has touched down in the USA and is ready for pruning action!

What's New

The shear itself now features a brushless motor which means a lighter tool that's more ergonomic and is even less susceptible to breakdowns. Of course the shear still features Infaco's patented safety system which eliminates the fear that workers will injur their non-pruning hand.

A completely redesigned lithium-ion battery is now smaller and lighter so users can now wear the battery in 4 different ways. The 48V battery lets users get a full 9 hour work day on a single charge. This top-of-the-line lithium-ion battery charges in just 1.5 hours and features a hibernation mode eliminating the need to re-charge during the summer months.

Highly Adaptable

  • Head Changes: The F3015 can be used for cane pruning, Eutypa surgery and more thanks to an ingenious system that lets users change the cutting head to up the cutting capacity from 1.6" to 2.2".  Here the F3015 improves on an already great system by making head changes even easier - users just need to change two screws.
  • Pole Pruning: For vineyards with landscaping needs or olive trees to prune, the shear easily converts to a pole pruner. Light carbon-fiber poles are available in a variety of sizes from 4' to 11'5" and the shear works with any of these poles no matter what cutting head is used.

 


Pruner Poles on Sale (Psst: Your Shear Can Do More Than Just Cane Pruning!)
21 July, 2016

If you already own an Electrocoup battery-powered shear for pruning your vineyard, now is a great time to add a pole! Some of our most popular poles are on sale for our past and present models (See pricing below). Help us clean the warehouse and get more out of the investment you've already made!

Shear + Pole = More than just cane pruning!

  • Use poles to landscape trees around the vineyard and tasting room.
  • Use the pole to cut diseased vines all the way down to the ground without ever bending over. Read an interview with a vineyard owner in Virginia using our shortest pole (about 4' long) to easily remove vines). You can also check out his video below:

F3010 Poles

In most cases you can add on these poles without purchasing any additional parts. Call us to discuss!

$240 Short Fixed-length Pole (47")  [Part # P7120]

$400 Medium Telescopic Pole (6.9' to 11.5') [Part # P7T210]

F3005 Poles

Please note that in order to function, an F3005 pole also requires a control box and special glove. Please call us to discuss and to ensure you get the right glove size!

$200 ($86 OFF!)  Short Fixed-length Pole (47") [Part # PF120]

$250 ($72 OFF!) Medium Fixed-length Pole (86.5") [Part # PF210]

$400 ($281 OFF!) Long Telescopic Pole (86.5" to 137.5") [Part # PF350]


Another Round of Suckering?
13 June, 2016

Removing suckers with Infaco's EPAv2For those of us with another round of suckers popping up, Infaco USA has a revolutionary solution (and it's on sale!).

Was: $1183 > Now: $1056

Infaco's desuckerer is a hand-held, battery-powered unit that helps users remove suckers 37% faster than going by hand - plus you'll never have to bend down. Our studies showed that workers removing suckers by hand have to bend over 3,000-4,000 times per day. This is back breaking work and it's time consuming. The desuckerer by Infaco eliminates bending over because its telescopic pole can be adjusted to match any user's height. A few other points to consider:

* Knocks off 99% of suckers
* No training needed
* Compatible with Infaco's Electrocoup batteries

Not for use in vineyards with netting around the trunks


Reduced Price Shears
02 May, 2016

 

By now you probably know how rare it is for Infaco to offer reduced prices on our shears. For a short while we have a limited quantity of shears that we are offering for a great price. Help us clean our warehouse while we gear up for new stock!

 

 

Electrocoup Pruning Shears

Electrocoup F3010 - $2098

We have 22 of these brand new shears that come with a 1 year warranty that can be easily extended to 2 years with your first Annual Maintenance service.

Comes with everything you need to get started! Discounted extension poles also available.

 

 

F3010

Electrocoup F3005 - $1200

We have 12 refurbished F3005s in stock. These come with a 1 year warranty that cannot be extended. 

For vineyards and farmers that sometimes find themselves needing a backup, this is a great tool for the job.

Comes with everything you need to get started! Discounted extension poles also available.

 

 

 

Electrocoup R4005 - $1400

Coming soon we will have 8 refurbished R4005s in stock. This is equivalent to an F3005 shear fitted with a larger head that can cut up to 2" diameters. These come with a 1 year warranty that cannot be extended. 

For vineyards and farmers that sometimes find themselves needing a backup for larger work, this is a great tool for the job.

Comes with everything you need to get started! Discounted extension poles also available.


Removing Diseased Vines
31 March, 2016

"I love this method because I don’t have to bend down and kill my back. Plus I can get the work done quickly without needing a tractor."

 

Q: What kind of diameter were you cutting in the video?
A: Between 1 and 2 inches but some larger like 2.5-3″.  There is a cool technique I learned on how to cut large material with the medium head by rotating the tool in the same direction that the cutting blade is moving in while the blade is closing.

Q: What is the purpose of cutting down those trunks?
A: Those vines are infected with Phylloxera because they are not grafted, so I am removing them for replanting in 2017.

Q: What kind of vineyards do that kind of work?
A: Any vineyard or other operation requiring removal of the plant at soil level could use our tool for that purpose.  Using the Electrocoup pruner is better than a saw because any small amount of soil will destroy a chain saw in seconds and reciprocating saws dull faster also.

Any type of systemic disease could require this type of work.  There are many disease that infect vineyards and require removal of vines, Pearces Disease, Phylloxera infestation, Red Blotch….long list not to mention Eutypa, Crown Gall, black gooo…

Q: How is the work usually done?
A: Sometimes the vines are cut to 18″ tall and pulled up with a chain attached to a tractor.  I will be cutting as low as possible and then using a tillage machine to chop up and release the roots and below ground stump.

Q: Is there a certain time of year that this work is usually done?
A: Could be anytime of year but preferably after harvest and before budbreak, during the dormant season.

Q: Who’s your amazing cinematographer?
A: My son shot this at the Dog and Oyster


How does 1 man prune 13,000 vines? Find out in this video
21 March, 2016

Richard Sauret of Richard Sauret Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA explains how the Electrocoup F3010 with DSES safety system saves time and helps make more cuts possible while pruning his 13,000 vines alone.

 


Never go back to manual pruning again
13 August, 2015

Nicolas Vonderhayden of The Mountain Winery shows us how easy pruning is with his F3010 Electrocoup and shares why he'll never consider switching back to manual pruning


Infaco Annual Maintenance Program
15 June, 2015

Send in your shears by July 1st!

What is an Annual Maintenance?

Our $180 Annual Maintenance Program includes shipping and all of the service and parts listed below. Plus this year you can take advantage of our new service for customers with medium and maxi heads!

Replace the blade, blade rivet, axis, washers, bolts, half aperture switch, and handle covers

Check the connector, trigger spring, and motor

Update the electronic boards

Grease the crown, pinion, and gear box

Regrind the counter blade

Recharge battery periodically

Extend warranty (1st year only)

Update software (improves reaction to jamming cuts)

Return your shears in time for the next season

 

What's the turn around time?

We have an average 2-month turn around on all Annual Maintenance. This works great for the majority of our customers who don't begin pruning until December. However, if you need a quicker turn around, please note this on the Annual Maintenance form that you send with your shears.

How can I get my shears back faster?

  1. Send in your shears early (don't wait until October!)
  2. Include an Annual Maintenance form with each shear
  3. Pre-pay for your Annual Maintenance by including a check so that we can ship it back to you the same day that it's finished. 

 

What if it needs additional repairs?

For any repair over $50, our technician will contact you to get approval for the repair and discuss your options with you.

 

What if I have a medium or maxi blade?

Do you use a medium or maxi blade for your pruning? By (very) popular demand, we now offer an Annual Maintenance just for you! For an additional $33 (covers additional blade cost) our technician will conduct a full Annual Maintenance plus replace your medium or maxi blade. Please note that any shear received with a medium or maxi head attached will automatically receive this service.

 


Fast and comfortable vineyard suckering
29 May, 2015

Listen to the owner of DeRose Vineyard explain how they use Infaco’s Electrocoup F3010 and the EPAv2 desuckering tools to increase productivity and worker comfort and safety.


Pruning has never been easier
01 December, 2014

Infaco's battery-powered shear has 2 tons of torque, offers a revolutionary safety system, and is the most ergonomic shear on the market. Call us at 925-371-0796 to get a free trial and we'll make sure you never dread pruning again! 

Infaco has also been expanding our network of dealers and repair centers to better serve Napa and Sonoma Counties:

Central Valley Builders Supply and Harmony now carry Infaco's entire line of tools. Look for our line of pruning shears, tying machines, and suckering tools all at locations near you! Waterbury's Outdoor Power Equipment and Central Valley Builders Supply will also soon join our network of Authorized Service Providers (ASPs) so that a repair center is never far from you!


Make double pruning a breeze this year
20 October, 2014

Whether you are double pruning to reduce the risk of Eutypa or because of a late frost, Infaco's electric pruning shears will help you reduce the costs involved.

We recently had the chance to meet up with a customer a bit north of Santa Barbara county who started to get later frosts and was able to solve the problem with double pruning while reducing pruning time from 4 weeks pruning to just 1 week!

Watch the video here:

  


'Tis the season... to maintain your Infaco shear
25 August, 2014

Don't forget: Send in shears by 8/31 for guaranteed return by 10/31. Infaco USA's Annual Maintenance program can extend your warranty and is a great value! Call us at 925-371-0796 if you have any questions or simply get the informational flyer and maintenance form here.

What's included in our Annual Maintenance program? 

Our $180 Annual Maintenance Program includes return shipping and all of the service and parts listed below. Plus this year you can take advantage of our expanded options including service just for customers with medium and maxi heads!

  • Replace the blade, blade rivet, axis, washers, bolts, half aperture switch, and handle covers
  • Check the connector, trigger spring, and motor
  • Update the electronic boards
  • Grease the crown, pinion, and gear box
  • Regrind the counter blade
  • Recharge battery periodically
  • Extend warranty (1st year only)
  • Update software (improves reaction to jamming cuts)
  • Return your shears in time for the next season

New this year: Medium & Maxi head service

Do you use a medium or maxi blade for your pruning? By (very) popular demand, we now offer an upgraded Annual Maintenance just for you! For an additional $33 (covers additional blade cost) our technician will conduct a full Annual Maintenance plus replace your medium or maxi blade

 

 


Rushing Harvest? Don't Rush Pruning Decisions!
08 August, 2014

Save yourself some stress this year and plan ahead for the upcoming pruning season. Infaco USA's clients prune faster, save labor costs, get better quality cuts, and retain their best pruning workers year after year. See what we mean about saving stress?

Just listen to our client Tony Spinetta talk about the Electrocoup pruning shear has simplified his vineyard management!


Healdsburg BBQ This Saturday, July 19th
14 July, 2014

BBQ InvitationInfaco & Waterbury's Outdoor Power Equipment are excited to invite you to our joint customer appreciation BBQ for customers past, present, and future! Mark your calendars to join us for a good old fashioned BBQ featuring state of the art vineyard tools. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and cold beverages will be provided. Please let us know if you're planning to come so we can make sure there's enough food 'n drink! RSVP Online or RSVP to Waterbury's at 707-431-8577.

When: July 19th 10 am - 2 pm

Where: Waterbury's Outdoor Power Equipment
1448 Grove St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448


Refurbished Electric Pruning Shears
16 June, 2014

Refurbished Electrocoup F3005 pruning shears now available for $1300!

Infaco Electrocoup F3005If you have ever thought about switching to an electric pruning shear, now is a great time to make the leap. Our technician has fully checked each shear, tested it, and outfitted it with a new blade.

These units also come with a brand new F3010 battery that runs for 8-12 hours on a single charge and has a 5-year pro-rated warranty. (We are throwing in the new F3010 battery that works with our entire line of tools for about 1/2 price!)

Call or email Infaco to inquire at 925-371-0796 or contact@infaco-usa.com.


First shipment of desuckering tools now in stock!
07 April, 2014

Infaco's award-winning EPAv2 suckering tool is equipped with a speed dial and is under 6 pounds. Users can continuously run the tool for 4-6 hours and it telescopes from 4.4ft. to nearly 6ft. eliminating the need to continuously bend down throughout the day. Two types of flyweights are available: steel flyweights for the most stubborn vines or rubberized flyweights for younger vines. Contact us at contact@infaco-usa.com or 925-371-0796 to get a demo on your property right away. 

  • No bending down
  • No chemicals
  • No training needed
  • Removes suckers better than hand suckering

Remove Suckers Like a Pro


Oregon & the future of vineyard management
24 March, 2014

Robots, drones, and data-driven agronomy are changing the landscape of agriculture around the world. The Oregon Precision Farming Expo will definitely change the way you think about the future of farming and vineyard management. Join Infaco April 2-3 in McMinnville, OR at the Precision Farming Expo where we have been invited to participate on a pannel focused on automation.

Gathering some of the best minds in precision agriculture and hosted at the world famous Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, the OPFE14 expo floor will display recent advances in precision Ag technology alongside the aviation wonders of the last century. In the Museum’s IMAX Theater, research and industry leaders will share their knowledge in interactive presentations and workshops.


Cutting Labor Costs @ North Coast Vineyard Services (video)
24 February, 2014

"The time cards were billed in at one-third of the time it took to tie with the green tape last year" says Matt Philips of North Coast Vineyard Services. Hear more about how he uses INFACO's A3M electric tying machine to cut his labor costs and reduce litter.


Unified Special + Desuckering Demos
24 January, 2014

Infaco's New Desuckering ToolComing to Unified? Find us at booth #642 where we will be offering a discount on our Electroup F3010 pruning shears and demos of our newest invention: a desuckering tool that will knock your socks.... er suckers... off! Come meet the team, see live demos, lock in your discount, and meet our President fresh off the plane from France!


Special Unified Symposium Discount
13 January, 2014

Desuckering Tool in ActionComing to Unified? Find us at booth #642 where we will be offering a discount on our Electroup F3010 pruning shears and demos of our newest invention: a desuckering tool that will knock your socks.... er suckers... off! Come meet the team, see live demos, lock in your discount, and meet our President fresh off the plane from France!


How does 1 man prune 13,000 vines? Find out in our latest video we shot with Richard Sauret
18 December, 2013

 

Richard Sauret explains how the Electrocoup F3010 with DSES safety system saves time and helps make more cuts possible while pruning his 13,000 vines alone.


Sauret Vineyards: 1 Man vs. 13,000 Vines
17 December, 2013

How does 1 man prune 13,000 vines? Find out in our latest video we shot with Richard Sauret.


Coming to a city near you: Infaco's labor-saving tools
04 November, 2013

Infaco's electronic shears and tying machine are coming to a city near you! Come see our labor-saving and arm-saving tools at any of these tradeshows:

November

11/8 - Sonoma Grape Expo *  Cloverdale, CA
11/12 - Tree & Vine Expo * Turlock, CA
11/14 - Wine & Grape Expo * Napa, CA
11/14 - Grape, Raisin & Nut Expo * Fresno, CA

December 

12/5 - North Coast Expo * Santa Rosa, CA

Want a demo on your property? Find an agent near you or call us at 925-371-0796!


San Diego County Vineyards - We've got you covered!
18 October, 2013

Ramona Vintners CellarsINFACO is proud to announce that vineyards in the San Diego county now have a local rep! Vineyard owner Eric Metz will be happy to show you INFACO's state of the art battery-operated pruning shear and electric tying machine too. Call Eric today to set up a demo at your vineyard:

Eric Metz
Ramona Vintners Cellars
Ramona, CA
760-788-1388
winegrower@ymail.com

Find an agent near you


Video - Retener a los Mejores Trabajadores
06 October, 2013

Vea el video de Migel Reyes de Cardella Winery y aprender cómo Infaco lo ayudó.

Video Testimonial - Spanish


Ready for Pruning?
20 September, 2013

Vineyard Pruning with F3010 Shears

  Are you ready for pruning? Vineyards with Infaco's Electrocoup shears are! Our president invented the world's first electric pruning shear and hasn't ever stopped improving it. Watch our customer video tesimonials to hear for yourself about how our battery-operated pruning shears can help you including:

  •  Pruning 30% faster
  •  No more aching arms or risking losing a finger
  •  Workers are just as productive in the last 10 minutes as in their first 10 min.
  •  Vineyards are more uniformly pruned (easier trellising later)
  •  Workers make better pruning decisions (higher quality fruit)

Quiet Double-Duty Tools for the Winery & Vineyard
09 September, 2013

How can properties with work crews and tourists get their work done without creating noise and polution that drive their customers away? Increasingly clients with tasting rooms or on-site B&Bs are looking to Infaco's line of quiet battery-operated tools to meet their needs.

From saws to hedgers to pruning shears, owners like that Infaco's single battery pack allows them to landscape at their winery and prune their fields, quickly, comfortably, and without the noise and fumes associated with gas-powered devices.  Call 925-371-0796 for an on-site demo to hear for yourself how Infaco's line of quiet batery-operated tools can help you minimize your investment and maximize your flexibility all while creating a serene atmosphere for your customers.

  • Infaco's Electrocoup pruning shear features 4 interchangeable cutting heads so vineyard pruning and tree pruning can all be done with the same device (max cutting capacity = 2.57 inches)
  • Infaco's Powercoup converts from hedger to saw in just minutes
  • Infaco's Electro'liv olive harvester also runs off of the same battery as the Electrocoup and Powercoup.

Oregon Wine Growers Rejoice!
23 August, 2013

Oregon wine growers can now find Infaco's electric pruning shears and electric tying machine at Pacific Tractor & Implement in Hillsboro.  Call (503) 648-3841 to get started today.

In the next few months we'll also be announcing new Authorized Service Providers in the Pacific Northwest - like us on Facebook to be the first to know!


Got Olive Trees?
25 July, 2013

Do you have olives on your vineyard? Infaco's line of tools allows you to move from your vineyard to your olive trees while minimizing your investment. Many people don't realize that Infaco makes a hand-held electric olive harvester that harvests 3 times faster than hand-harvesting methods and works off the same battery pack as our shears.  Our standard F3010 electric pruning shear that you can use in the vineyard also attaches to our telescoping extension pole allowing customers to prune their olive trees without a ladder.  

Learn more about our Electro'liv olive harvester or call us at (925) 371-0796 to schedule a demo on your property.

Infaco's electronic olive harvester - the Electro'liv


Electrocoup Pruning Shears Solving Labor Shortage
09 July, 2013

If you already use Infaco's electric pruning shears, you may be asking yourself, "what labor shortage?"  Over and over, Infaco customers have told us that their productivity with the shears increases and that with fewer people pruning, they have a team that makes more consistent pruning choices that lead to higher quality grapes and more productivity increases when it comes to harvest and tying.  Watch a video of our customer Tony Spinetta telling you himself how the Electrocoup shears have solved his labor shortage.

Get a jump on your next pruning season by giving us a call at 925-371-0796 or emailing us at contact@infaco-usa.com.


New Desuckering Tool Wins Top Prize for Innovation
14 February, 2013

Infaco's new desuckering tool won top prize at the world's largest viticulture expo.  The tool quickly and easily removes suckers while eliminating the need for time-consuming bending and stooping.  Our battery-operated desuckerer will hit the US market in April 2013 - contact us to learn more or to place a pre-order!  

Call: (925) 371-0796

Email: ananda@infaco-usa.com 

 

 

 

 


Electrocoup Pruning Shears Speed Pruning & Reduce Injuries
24 January, 2013

Livermore, CA Vineyard owners looking for ways to increase productivity and to save operating costs in a competitive market have long been forced to weigh the benefits of electric pruning shears against the ever-present possibility of workers losing a finger to these powerful tools.  Livermore-based Infaco USA now offers a stunningly simple yet ingenious way for vineyard owners and managers to have their wine and drink it too: The Electrocoup F3010 shears bring all the speed and the assisted power of an electric pruner while virtually eliminating the possibility of injuries. 

According toPractical Winery & Vineyard Journal, “hand pruning remains the single largest expense in vineyard operations” but mechanization can help. The Australian and New Zealand Grape Growers and Winemakers participated in a first ever research program that showed not only did workers quickly adapt to the pruners, but their output increased by an astounding 40 percent. What’s more, the Electrocoup F3010 also seeks to reduce repetitive motion injuries (RMIs) which OSHA sites as accounting for one in four lost-time injuries reported to the Labor Bureau of Statistics.

The Electrocoup F3010 shear itself is a light tool operated solely by pulling a trigger with one finger and can easily cut through 2 inch diameter branches. The operator wears a light battery pack fitted in a Camelbak style vest that allows for all-day pruning without recharging. To eliminate all fears of hand injuries, workers can don a cotton glove interwoven with metal fibers – when the glove is touched to any metal part of the Electrocoup F3010 – such as the sharp metal edge of the shears – the device is grounded and the blades won’t budge. With the safety glove on one hand and the Electrocoup in the other, workers move swiftly through the rows, grabbing canes, and pruning with confidence without the inevitable feeling of fatigue.

To work faster without the looming fear of repetitive motion injuries or serious wounds, the Electrocoup F3010 and its companion safety glove are a creative solution to a centuries-old problem.

 

About Infaco

Infaco’s president and founder invented the world’s first electric pruning shears 28 years ago. Today the Electrocoup shears allow vineyards across 35 countries to prune their vines quickly and comfortably. Infaco also makes tools for fruit and olive orchards, landscaping, and forestry management. For more information please visithttp://www.infaco-usa.com

 

Contact

To learn more about the Electrocoup or to schedule a private demonstration:

 

INFACO-USA Inc.
2356 Research drive
Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Office: (209) 244-7182
contact@infaco-usa.com

 

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GREAT SALES REPRESENTATIVES OPPORTUNITY CALIFORNIA-WASHINGTON-OREGON
09 July, 2012

COMPANY PRESENTATION:

INFACO is the world’s leader of electronic hand-held tools used in the agricultural industry (wineries, fruit growers, green spaces and forestry) and wants to develop the USmarket. INFACO USA Inc. is the recently established subsidiary of the INFACO group in Francewhich has 28 years of experience, is present in more than 30 countries and has a 20% growth per annum. Check our website: www.infaco-usa.com

 

JOB TITLE: Sales Representative

 

TYPE OF WORK: full-time

 

General Summary:Achieves maximum sales results and growth within an assigned territory by effectively selling the company’s products. Personally contacts and secures new business from prospective customers mainly winemakers, fruit growers, green spaces and forestry.

 

CORE FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrates products in the field to potential customers and assists them in selecting those best suited to their needs.
  • Promotes/sells/secures orders from prospective customers through a relationship-based approach

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must like to work in the agricultural industry
  • Must like the contact and conviviality of down-to-earth customers
  • Must be passionate about sales
  • Must like negotiating and convincing people
  • Must have personal and professional ambition
  • Must always be driven by work done properly
  • Demonstrated aptitude for problem-solving and well-organized
  • Ability to determine solutions for customers (consultative sales approach)
  • Must be results-orientated and able to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Assertive, interpersonal skills and self-driven
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications and contact management software
  • Valid driver’s license

 

DETAILS OF FUNCTION:

  • Establishes, develops and maintains business relationships with prospective customers in the assigned territory to generate new business
  • Focuses sales efforts by demonstrating in the field on a daily basis company’s products to prospective customers in combination with telephone calls and in-person visits
  • Develops clear and effective written computerized proposals/quotations for prospective customers
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems ; developing solutions; preparing reports ; making recommendations to management
  • Expedites the resolution of customer requests by executing same-day response
  • Coordinates sales effort with marketing, sales management, accounting, logistics and technical service groups
  • Researches sources, analyzes the territory’s potential and determines the value of prospective customers to the organization
  • Plans and organizes personal sales strategy with sales management by maximizing the Return on Time Investment for the territory
  • Supplies management with regular oral and written reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services
  • Keeps management informed on sales results by submitting regular activity and results reports, such as weekly work plans, monthly and annual territory analyses
  • Provides historical records by maintaining records on the territory and customer sales
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks in the agricultural industry; participating in professional societies
  • Keeps abreast of product applications, technical services, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature and consulting with marketing and technical service areas
  • Participates in trade shows and conventions

 

REPORTING:Reports directly to the Territory Manager

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must reside within assigned territory
  • Must have a laptop computer and a smart phone
  • Must have a presentable and reliable car to demonstrate products in the field

 

REMUNERATION:

Fixed salary + Individual Bonus + Expenses Reimbursement 

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