Who
We
Are

People

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

A True Family

Arno Drechsel

Arno Drechsel

CEO & Head of R&D

Viktor Drechsel<br />

Viktor Drechsel

CFO & Head of Operations

Hugo Drechsel<br />

Hugo Drechsel

CSO & Head of Marketing

A Strong Team

Julia M.

Julia M.

Head of Customer Management
& Global Market Development

Manfred W.

Manfred W.

Head of Quality, Facility
& Infrastructure

Robert D.<br />

Robert D.

Team Leader
Injection Molding

Julia S.

Julia S.

Sales Office Manager

A Group of Experts

Josh Mosier

Josh Mosier

General Manager & Technical Sales Director of Komet Irrigation Corp., USA & Canada

Francois Davel

Francois Davel

Regional Sales Manager
Africa, Middle East and Oceania

Gustavo Hossri

Gustavo Hossri

Regional Sales Manager
South America

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 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.

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.