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PELLENC AMERICA, INC.

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Address

3171 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa
CA, 95401
United States
Phone
707-568-7286
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Primary
John S. Felice

 

Since its creation in 1973, the PELLENC group has manufactured tools for agriculture, green spaces and local communities, working closely with the sector to make human tasks easier while also increasing productivity. The 1489 employees of the PELLENC group are committed to values of excellence and thoroughness in their work, passionate about design, production and marketing of tools in the vanguard of technological innovation. We are constantly seeking new ways of making the work of nature more enjoyable and more efficient, through our conviction that it is possible to be effective while also respecting the environment. Today, the PELLENC group is pushing its influence even further, with the support of a new governance structure which shares these values and this philosophy. Together we are continuing in our mission to work with nature at the service of humanity.

Grape Harvesting Machine Optimum
Grape Harvesting Machine Optimum
With the advent of the OPTIMUM range, PELLENC puts innovation at the service of excellence and performance, for a new approach to viticulture reconciling harvest quality, respect for the environment, profitability, and ease of use. As such, each grower will find in the OPTIMUM range of harvesting machines and the multifunction carrier an equipment solution adapted to its needs and the characteristics of its vineyard and its exploitation.
Optimum Grape Harvesting Machine
Optimum Grape Harvesting Machine
With the advent of the OPTIMUM range, PELLENC puts innovation at the service of excellence and performance, for a new approach to viticulture reconciling harvest quality, respect for the environment, profitability, and ease of use. As such, each grower will find in the OPTIMUM range of harvesting machines and the multifunction carrier an equipment solution adapted to its needs and the characteristics of its vineyard and its exploitation.
2020 UC Davis Vision 2 Trial
2020 UC Davis Vision 2 Trial
Short clip of our Optical sorting trial with the powerful, Vision 2 optical sorter.
Vineyard Equipment Shown at UWGS
Vineyard Equipment Shown at UWGS
Since its creation in 1973, the PELLENC group has manufactured tools for agriculture, green spaces and local communities, working closely with the sector to make human tasks easier while also increasing productivity. The 1489 employees of the PELLENC group are committed to values of excellence and thoroughness in their work, passionate about design, production and marketing of tools in the vanguard of technological innovation. We are constantly seeking new ways of making the work of nature more enjoyable and more efficient, through our conviction that it is possible to be effective while also respecting the environment. Today, the PELLENC group is pushing its influence even further, with the support of a new governance structure which shares these values and this philosophy. Together we are continuing in our mission to work with nature at the service of humanity.
Harvest with Selectiv Process
Harvest with Selectiv Process
Pellenc's Selectiv Process harvesters with on-board sorting and destemming!
Harvest 2020 with Selectiv’ Process

Looking forward to a great 2020 harvest with Pellenc Selectiv’ Process Picking heads! Check out this short one-minute video from some in-field harvesting with Selectiv’ Process.

As we’re all gearing up for another exciting harvest, be sure to reach out to your local dealer to inquire about a demo and see the difference in quality harvesting for yourself!

The OPTIMUM series of Pellenc tractors, matching harvest heads ( bin dump and side discharge models), and vineyard tools are designed to be intuitive and offer “plug-and-play” usability for year-round mechanized vineyard management.




Pro Activ’ Maintenance for Battery Powered Tools

Introducing a new value-added maintenance program from Pellenc America, PRO ACTIV’ MAINTENANCE for battery-powered tools! Pro Activ’ maintenance is a thorough, in-between season and discounted program to help ensure your battery-powered tool is ready for the next season.

PRO ACTIV MAINTENANCE is available on Vinion, Prunion and Fixion tools*, as well as Lixion and P2000 pruners. This program will give you peace of mind by having a maintained tool ready-to-go before pruning and tying season kicks off. Take advantage of your Proactiv’ Maintenance by contacting our Battery-Tools department by using the form on the page.

Visit the PRO ACTIV’ page for more information.




News Archive


New Under-Vine-Cultivator and SoftTouch Leafer
27 April, 2020

NEW PELLENC UNDER-VINE-CULTIVATOR!

The Under-the-Vine cultivator and optional rotary tillers come equipped with (2) electro-hydraulic weeders and a self-contained hydraulic power pack and are effective in many types of soil conditions. The unit comes with a control panel for installation in the tractor cab for easy control of the tool. This weeder is designed to work around young vines, even with a very small size (from 1/2in diameter). Weeder blades are controlled by an adjustable sensing rod. The UVC works two 1/2 rows per pass at speeds up to 5 mph providing good efficiency. The Under-Vine-Cultivator is available in a few sizes that are adaptable to fit your vineyard row width.

The UVC conveniently hitches to your in-row tractors 3-point hitch for quick connection. With some simple adjustments and quick setup, the under-the-vine cultivator contours to your vineyard terrain and cultivates to the depth you require. Save time, labor, and money by mechanizing your vineyard cultivation today!

Contact us today for more information!




Trial at UC Davis 2019 Crush Featuring the Pellenc Optical Sorting Line
28 February, 2020

Pellenc America conducted a Trial with UC Davis Winemaking Team headed up by Anita Oberholster Ph.D. and Leticia Chacon Rodriguez with the Pellenc Optical Sorting Line that consists of the Pellenc Selectiv Process Winery-Medium (SPW-M), Vibractiv Table & Selectiv Vision 2.

Our control group was handpicked Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi, CA. that we processed with only the SPW-M that mechanically destems and sorts the fruit with the Pellenc patented Selectiv Process System. Our Trial consisted of 2 sorting levels with the Pellenc Vision 2 Optical Sorter. The first part of the trial we used the lower level Optical of sorting. For the second trial we used the high level of Optical sorting.

As the wines matured, we noticed some very interesting results. The bottom line is we could take a harvest of Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon and with different levels of sorting we could change the complexity of the finished wine. We easily understood how to change the settings on the Pellenc Vision-2 to make the necessary changes ourselves. 

As a Winemaker we found the Pellenc Vision 2 Optical Sorter Control Panel (Human Machine Interface) very intuitive. We were able to understand the controls and make immediate changes to the machines settings to receive our desired results.

More information about the Optical Sorter:
Vision 2

More information about the Mechanical destemmer/sorter:
Winery Medium



Multifunction Vineyard Tools on Display at UWGS
17 January, 2020

Join us at the Unified Wine Symposium this year! We’ll have our latest multifunction vineyard tools on display like the Under the Vine Cultivator and more! Also, checkout the latest equipment for winemakers including the new Smart Oak and Smart Glass. Get hands-on demos of our battery powered hand tools including the new Fixion 2 Tying machine and the Prunion Pole! We will have Pellenc product experts available to help answer any questions you might have. Stop by and see what’s new! 

Pellenc America
UWGS Booth: L13

Pellenc America, with locations in Santa Rosa and Paso Robles, California is the American headquarters for all industry-leading Pellenc products manufactured in France. Since Pellenc France’s founding in 1973, the PELLENC group has manufactured tools for agriculture, green spaces, and local communities, working closely with the sector to make human tasks easier while also increasing productivity. The 1489 employees of the PELLENC group are committed to values of excellence and thoroughness in their work, passionate about design, production, and marketing of tools in the vanguard of technological innovation. We are constantly seeking new ways of making the work of nature more enjoyable and more efficient, through our conviction that it is possible to be effective while also respecting the environment.



Pellenc’s Launch of the Pellenc-Pera Oenoprocess
18 November, 2019

Stop by the Pellenc America Booth 501 at the WIN Expo to see the exciting new Fixion-2 Tying Machine, Vinion 150 Handheld Pruner and Industry Leading Selectiv Process-2 Harvesting equipment. We will also be featuring our Pellenc Optimum Multifunction Family of tractors with attachments to help you Mechanize your farming operations and reduce your input costs. We will show our new EOLE VXL Sprayer, TR3 Multifunction tool carrier, Pruning Equipment, Trimming equipment and Leaf Removing equipment. Also, on display will be our Industry Leading Selectiv Process-2 Winery equipment, our Vision-2 Optical Sorter and our new digital drive Extractiv Crusher.

You will have an opportunity to see the Launch of our exciting new PELLENC-PERA Oenoprocess equipment. The PELLENC-PERA Oenoprocess equipment includes industry leading presses ranging from 20 HL to 600 HL presses, Thermovinification equipment, Gulf Stream Heating & Cooling equipment as well as a range of Flash Détente systems. Experts in each field will be on hand to answers questions about our equipment product offerings.

Use our promo code PEL501 to see us at our booth for FREE!


Releasing New Vineyard Products at the Show!
18 January, 2019

Come see our new prodcuts at both of our booths (A & 205) at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium! 

Booth A Information:

This year we are releasing multiple new products including the EOLE 3000/VXL sprayer which supports up to 800 gallons of product, a large pump, mixing reservoir, rate control and much more.

Come by our booth and see the KLIMA cane-pruner, now fully supported and distributed by Pellenc America, Inc. for North America. Stop by and talk with an expert about how Pellenc’s year-round MULTIFUNCTION philosophy can save you time, money and labor!

Explore the industry-leading technologies in Winemaking/Oenology including 10t/hr high-precision optical sorting, thermovinification with Flash Detente, intelligent presses, and more! Toy tractor giveaway each day at our booth in the Unified Exhibit Hall! 

 

Booth 205 Information: 

Visit our booth to try the brand new Fixion 2 tying machine with ultra-lithium batteries built into the handle for true cordless freedom! Even with the battery built-in, the Fixion 2 is still one of the lightest, most efficient and ergonomic tying guns on the market with plenty of power to last over a full day of work.

Stop by and see the complete range of Pellenc battery-powered tools!

 

See the Launch of New Vineyard Tools and Winemaking Equipment
20 November, 2018

Please stop by the Pellenc America Booth at the WIN Expo to see the exciting new Fixion-2 Tying Machine, Vinion 150 Handheld Pruner and Industry Leading Selectiv Process-2 Harvesting equipment. We will also be featuring our Pellenc Optimum Multifunction Family of tractors with attachments to help you Mechanize your farming operations and reduce your input costs.

We will show our new EOLE VXL Sprayer, TR3 Multifunction tool carrier, Pruning Equipment, Trimming equipment and Leaf Removing equipment. Also, on display will be our Industry Leading Selectiv Process-2 Winery equipment, our Vision-2 Optical Sorter and our new digital drive Extractiv Crusher.

You will have an opportunity to see the launch of our exciting new PELLENC-PERA Oenoprocess equipment. The PELLENC-PERA Oenoprocess equipment includes industry leading presses ranging from 20 HL to 600 HL presses, Thermovinification equipment, Gulf Stream Heating & Cooling equipment as well as a range of Flash Détente systems. Experts in each field will be on hand to answers questions about our equipment product offerings.

Pellenc America, Inc.
WIN Expo Booth: 612

Be our guest and use our promo code (PEL612) for free access to the trade show floor. 

Register here. 


De-stemming and Sorting: Selectiv’ Process Winery: 99.8% Cleanliness and Whole Berries!
20 March, 2018

High-frequency de-stemming combined with the roller sorting table enables the Selectiv’ Process Winery to gently destem and separate all green waste from the harvest.

Quality

  • 8% of grapes are in the bin *
  • 95 % of petioles > 35 mm removed
  • Whole grapes
  • Respect for the harvest and stalks

Cost-effective

  • De-stems and sorts
  • Quality work with manually or mechanically harvested fruit
  • Reduction of labout costs
  • Up to 25% saving on the total cost of destemming and sorting
  • Available in S, M or L based on your needs

Efficiency

  • High sorting quality for large flow rates
  • Principle proven by over 1500 users
  • Can be adapted to the harvest (based on the size of the berries)
  • Range adapted to every winery size.

Comfort

  • Simple, instant adjustment
  • Quick cleaning (15-30 minutes)
  • Easy to install
  • Screws made of flexible material

Multiviti Trimmer: Simple and Fast
08 February, 2018

The Multiviti trimmer is quick and simple to use. Coupling and uncoupling is completed without tools.

Cost-effective

  • Low maintenance costs
  • Combined task possible
  • Coupling completed in 3 minutes

Comfort

  • Lightweight tool
  • Quiet
  • All commands plus width and height settings are made from the MULTIVITI cab

Quality

  • Any diameter of shoot can be cut
  • Large number of settings

Safety

  • MULTIVITI shock-proofing

"The trimmer on a MULTIVITI chassis offers the advantage of being controlled by the Pellenc MULTIVITI joystick, which I find ergonomic and easy to use. The drive is simple and robust, and the machine requires little power and maintenance. I am pleased to say that thanks to the Mutiviti trimmer I save time in the vineyard as well as in the workshop!"

Christian and Jean-François OTT – Domaine OTT, Château de Selle, Taradeau – FRANCE

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