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WHO WE ARE

At Vantage NZ we enable smarter farming through the use of smart technology

Vantage New Zealand (the trading entity of Agri Optics New Zealand Ltd) has grown to be New Zealand’s leading precision agriculture solutions provider since our establishment in 2010. In February 2020, we re-branded and re-launched as Vantage NZ, combining the highly skilled and knowledgeable staff from both Agri Optics NZ and GPS Control Systems. Customers can be assured that Vantage NZ will continue to provide  outstanding precision agriculture service and support across NZ. 

We are dedicated to providing a range of precision ag products and services that deliver genuine value to our clients. We are the New Zealand dealer for world-renowned precision ag providers Trimble Agriculture, AquaCheck, Halo Farm Systems and Precision Cropping Technologies (PCT).

With a highly skilled and knowledgeable team across New Zealand, we have the expertise, technology and skills to deliver leading precision ag products, services and solutions tailored to your needs. 

We work alongside the agronomist, fertiliser or field rep, or direct with you the grower to achieve real environmental, profit and production gains through the implementation of precision ag technologies leading to better and more informed management decisions. 

OUR MISSION

We connect NZ agriculture with precision technology, advice, and support, for a sustainable future.

OUR VISION

To be the leading advisors and providers of precision agriculture solutions for the New Zealand farming sector, delivering genuine value to our clients.

our commitment to you

We will deliver real, measurable value to every client. By doing this Vantage NZ will continue to be NZ’s most trusted and respected precision ag service provider.

We will provide high quality services and solutions. We will offer quality precision ag tools and services to enable you to make informed, financially sound, spatially based decisions.

We will deliver honest advice.  Vantage NZ will only recommend precision ag advice and solutions that will truly benefit your operation. If we think our precision ag solutions cannot help you make better decisions and improve your bottom-line we will be the first to let you know.

Meet Our Team

Management

Garry Watt - Business Manager

After growing up on a dairy come sheep/beef farm in Kimbolton in the Northern Manawatu, Garry has had a 30-year career in Tractor and Farm Machinery. He now enjoys supplying the best Precision Ag solutions to our customers.

Jemma Mulvihill - Founder & Director

During her study abroad in the US, Jemma saw an opportunity to apply Precision Ag techniques and technologies to enhance NZ agriculture. She took the plunge and founded Agri Optics NZ (now Vantage NZ) with Craige and Roz Mackenzie.

Phil Neill - Precision Ag Services Manager

Over the last 10 years, prior to joining Vantage NZ in 2020, Phil managed HydroServices and Aqualinc soil monitoring business. Phil has been associatd with Vantage NZ for almost 10 years and is excited to be a part of its growth.

North Island

Russell van de Laak - Trimble Hardware Specialist

Russell Joined the Vantage NZ team in 2020 having come over from New Zealand’s previous Trimble re-seller. Russell has over 20 years of experience in Agriculture as a dairy, beef, and grain farmer in addition to doing technical support and installations.

Cameron Burmeister - Trimble Hardware Specialist

Cam brings an excellent knowledge of machinery to complement his understanding of what Precision Ag equipment best suits our customers – with 10 years experience as a heavy diesel mechanic around the greater Manawatu.

Wade Riley​ - Trimble Ag Specialist

With experience in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Wade has broad knowledge of a range of crops such as sugar cane, cotton, rice, cereal crops, soybeans, vegetables and orchards. Wade has been in New Zealand almost 13 years.

Rodrigo Estrada - Precision Ag Specialist

Rodrigo has a wide range of practical experience, working in Agronomy and Agriculture since 2015. Before starting with Vantage NZ in 2022, he worked for a range of agricultural businesses both in Guatemala and New Zealand.

South Island

Tom Yeatman - Precision Ag Consultant

Tom has a wide range of practical experience – growing up on an arable farm in Hinds and working on dairy, arable, deer, sheep & beef farms, and as an agricultural contractor before joining Vantage NZ’s South Island team. 

Shane Blampied - Trimble Hardware Specialist (South Island)
The last 14 years have seen Shane working as a diesel technician, troubleshooting drills and Braud harvesters. GPS and electrical issues were at the forefront of his workload. He joined our South Island team in March 2020.
James Storey - Hardware & Software Consultant

James has had over 10 years experience in Precision Ag and until joining Vantage recently he was the New Zealand National Sales and Support Manager for Topcon Agriculture products. James joined Vantage NZ as he liked the diverse range of services.

Courtenay​ - Office Support - Precision Ag Services

Courtenay has been working as an Administrator in South Canterbury for the last few years after studying to achieve her level 3 & 4 Certificate in Business Administration and Technology. She has a wide range of experience to draw from.

Adrianne Middleton - Administration

Adrianne has worked in admin/accounts for many years from being Senior Receptionist at a large equine hospital to being PA for a major events catering company and looking after the accounts for their farm and now their agricultural fencing business.

Harry Jassal - Trimble Ag Software Specialist

Harry has worked in many industries in technical and compliance capacities. He follows an agnostic approach to solve day to day business problems. Harry loves all things computers & systems and is especially looking forward to helping NZ growers to streamline their record keeping and compliance needs.

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