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
A Group of Experts
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.
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.
Kick-off for the production of the first polymer sprinkler.
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.
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.
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.
A first step towards a fully-automated production line is taken by purchasing the first robot.
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.
Repositioning of our trademark Komet.
10 years of development, and countless field tests under the toughest conditions have paid off: The Komet Pivot product line revolutionizes the irrigation industry.
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.
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.
We hold high expectations for our products and business processes. Consequently, it is essential to follow the right strategies in its pursuit.
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.