Who
We
Are

People

It is the people who make Komet what it is today. We are a family-run business that strongly emphasizes the development of each and every one within our company.

A True Family

ARNO

Arno Drechsel

CEO & Head of R&D

VIKTOR

Viktor Drechsel

CFO & Head of Operations

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Hugo Drechsel

CSO & Head of Marketing

A Group of Experts

Julia Magnes, Head of Global Sales Development

Julia Magnes

Head of Customer Management
& Global Market Development

Francois Davel, TSM for Africa and Oceania

Francois Davel

Regional Sales Manager
Africa, Middle East and Oceania

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Cobus Myburgh

Technical Sales Manager
Sub-Sahara Africa

Roman Yakovlev, Regional Sales Manager for Eurasia

Roman Yakovlev

Regional Sales Manager
Eurasia

Gustavo Hossri, Regional Sales Manager South America

Gustavo Hossri

General Manager
Latin America & The Caribbean

Eugenio Lucca, Regional Sales Manager LATAM

Eugenio Lucca

Regional Sales Manager
LATAM

Carlos Pedroso, Technical Sales Manager Brazil

Carlos Pedroso

Technical Sales Manager
Brazil

Luiz Sobenko, Technical Sales Assistant Brazil

Luiz Sobenko

Technical Sales Assistant
Brazil

Josh Mosier, General Manager North America

Josh Mosier

General Manager Komet Irrigation Corp. &
Technical Director North America

Ryan Nolevanko, Sales Director North America

Ryan Nolevanko

Director of Sales
North America

Wesston Hughes, Komet's Regional Sales Manager for the Northwestern US

Wesston Hughes

Technical Sales Manager
North West US

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Tyler Novotny

Technical Sales Manager
North Central US

Chase Parr, Technical Sales Manager for South Central US

Chase Parr

Technical Sales Manager
North East US

Chris Hindman, Technical Sales Manager for the Northwestern US

Chris Hindman

Technical Sales Manager
South Central US

Bradley Darden, Komet's Regional Sales Manager for the Souteastern US

Bradley Darden

Technical Sales Manager
South East US

Brady Klok, Regional Sales Manager for Canada

Brady Klok

Regional Sales Manager
Canada

Gustavo Dantas, Komet's Technical Sales Manager for the Caribbean and Latin America

Gustavo Dantas

Technical Sales Manager
Caribbean & LATAM

History

In 1952, Roland Drechsel, our father and founder of the company, realized his full potential in agriculture. His fascination turned into our mission, and his values still accompany every step we take today. Based on trust, mutual respect, and above all, honesty, we – together with our employees – have been leading this innovative, family-run business to success since 1952.

1952

A star is rising in the sky of irrigation: Roland Drechsel founds Komet in Bolzano. Inspired by astronomy, the name has quickly been found and has ever since accompanied our aspiring irrigation company. In the early days our father is focusing on the design and installation of irrigation systems for the vibrant fruit and winegrowing in South Tyrol, our home region.

1960s

Kick-off for the production of the first polymer sprinkler.

1970s

Komet moves to Trento signalizing an important step in its development: customer relationships are intensified, and above all, expanded. With polymer sprinklers, the ambitious company specializes in irrigating technically demanding large-scale areas, and embraces new and exciting markets.

1980s

We – Arno, Viktor, and Hugo – join the family business. Following the example of our father, we build on the latest technology, successfully raising Komet onto a higher level. The result: our business is picking up.

1991

Entering the American market, Komet has finally arrived in the circle of the big players. High quality, meticulous expertise and devotion are the key to success. At all times, we and our products are highly reliable – this is what is appreciated by our American customers.

1998

A first step towards a fully-automated production line is taken by purchasing the first robot.

2000

Komet moves to Lienz in Osttirol. At the turn of the millennium Austria becomes the new home for our products. Simultaneously, a new era is dawning on us: Years of extensive developing and investing allow us to fully specialize in big volume guns and products for pivot irrigation systems. At the same time, we leap forward in the United States and open Komet Irrigation Corp. in Fremont, Nebraska.

2011

Repositioning of our trademark Komet.

2014

10 years of development, and countless field tests under the toughest conditions have paid off: The Komet Pivot product line revolutionizes the irrigation industry.

2016

Progress and innovative spirit have ever since distinguished our company. The process of optimizing our big volume guns has come to an end, and the Komet Twin Ultra is launched on the market.

2018

Our irrigation company is growing, which is why we expand our production facilities. This way we continue to inspire our customers with the best quality and highest technology.

2021

With Komet Brazil, we opened our second cross-Atlantic office & warehousing location – further strengthening our position on the international market. Since September 2021, our customers in Brazil are able to place orders directly with our team at Komet Irrigação do Brasil, and receive outstanding customer service right on their doorstep.

2022

Just a few years after our previous expansion, we completed another major addition to our headquarter facilities: In summer 2022, we opened our latest high-tech production hall – enabling us to increase our output in response to the ever-growing demand for Komet products on the global market.

2023

As Komet’s global presence continues to grow, so does our international team of technical sales advisors – providing our customers with direct access to highly trained irrigation experts in ever more countries around the world.

Strategy

We hold high expectations for our products and business processes. Consequently, it is essential to follow the right strategies in its pursuit.

Quality strategy

Quality Strategy

Smart processes, a high level of commitment, constant quality controls, and continuous training ensure the highest quality, in products and in customer relations.

Human resourcers

Human Resources Strategy

Flexible, performance-oriented and always in consultation: We recognize our employees’ potential, and embrace and develop it in unison.

Innovation

Innovation Strategy

By always being one step ahead, our customers benefit from our visions and our innovative spirit. This is why our products are recognized as the technological market leader.

Patent strategy

Patent Strategy

We treasure our ideas. That’s why we have them protected at an early stage, and are ready to defend them legally.

Production

Production Strategy

With a well-selected product range and a high degree of automation, we are able to respond quickly and flexibly to market changes as well as individual customer enquiries.

Quality

We aim for the highest quality in everything we do. We pay the utmost attention to processes, products and customer relations. All of them need to grow and prosper.

Process quality

Process
Quality

Precise and structured processes guide our doing, supported by the latest in organizational software. We are certifiable according to ISO 9001 since 2014.

Product quality

Product
Quality

Our innovations turn us into the technological market leader.

Relationship
Quality

We build on friendly and collaborative business partnerships.