Harvester Concepts Ltd.
Harvester Concepts designs, manufactures and sells innovative harvesters for diverse crops, including salad, cress, lavendaer, stinging nettle and everything in between. Harvester Concepts evolved from Jenquip, which produced pasture management products as well as herb harvesters. Harvester Concepts is a family-owned engineering business based in the heart of Manawatu region in the lower half of New Zealand`s North Island. The products and services offered by Harvester Concepts were originally sold under the Jenquip brand alongside a range of feed budgeting tools and electric fencing equipment for pastoral farmers.
The two parts of the business were separated in 2013 following the sale of the Jenquip brand and the agricultural product portfolio to NZ Agriworks. This allowed original owners Merv George and his wife Jenny to focus on continuing to design, build and develop their extensive range of herb harvesters under a new name — Harvester Concepts.
The business employs three workers and began operation under the Jenquip banner in 1997, with the first herb harvester built in 2002. Since that time, Merv and Jenny's herb harvesters have developed a loyal following, with customers all around the world and new models developed as needed to meet the requirements of small crop growers.