Premier Tech Announces Partnership Between Prairie Engineering And PETKUS

Rivière-du-Loup (December 4, 2018) - Premier Tech is proud to announce the partnership between Prairie Engineering ­– a Premier Tech company – and PETKUS. These two well established companies in the seed, feed, and grain industry share a common goal of enhancing client experience by offering innovative solutions with commitment at heart.

Established in Germany since 1852, PETKUS develops, designs, and manufactures in house seed and grain technological concepts. Consistent with Premier Tech’s strategic vision, this business relationship will allow it to better serve the North-American agricultural market with equipment worthy of the 4.0 Industry.

Through this partnership, Prairie Engineering – a Premier Tech company becomes the exclusive distributor of PETKUS seed and grain technologies in the United States and Canada. Clients of the agricultural field will gain access to a variety of conditioning equipment including Roeber OptoSelector sorting equipment, cleaners, gravity tables and chemical treating while continuing to rely on Prairie Engineering’s proven expertise in the field.

In addition to distributing PETKUS state-of-the-art equipment, Prairie Engineering will oversee service, preventive maintenance and parts for the PETKUS North-American client base.

“This is essentially two companies that are forward thinking coming together to help their customers be successful. PETKUS is renowned for developing fresh approaches to older technologies and Premier Tech carries a long history of innovation. The industry will greatly benefit from this partnership,” says André Noreau, President of the Premier Tech Industrial Equipment Group.

“This strategic alliance gives us the best approach to bring innovation into North America. It fits our TIES concept: Technology, Innovation, Engineering, Service, perfectly! The relationship allows us to further pursue our goal of Strong Seed and Healthy Grain in one of the world's most important marketplaces,” says Mark Scholze, CEO of PETKUS.


Premier Tech has been growing its leadership position globally for more than 95 years, driven by the collective power of its 4 500 team members in 26 countries. Leveraging its human capital as well as a deeply rooted Culture revolving around innovation and excellence, Premier Tech focuses its efforts in three core industries: Horticulture and Agriculture, Industrial Equipment and Environmental Technologies.

With over 350 employees with sales, service and engineering hubs in 23 countries, PETKUS specializes in the development, design and manufacturing of seed and grain equipment. The company has installed over 200,000 cleaning machines and 2,000 complete seed-lines in the past 40 years.