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Back in the 80s we started out with our namesake CDA (Controlled Droplet Application) booms. This innovative spray technology created a consistently optimum droplet size thereby increasing coverage and reducing chemical waste. Providing our farmers and growers these types of innovative solutions for proven true efficiency, function, and quality has been what we’ve lived for ever since.

With the arrival and subsequent proliferation of the ATV, C-Dax became a specialist manufacturer of ATV products. The C-Dax SprayRider® in particular, becoming the gold standard for on-board ATV sprayers.

These days, as ATV’s are being phased out on farms and replaced with RTV’s, our products are just as easily adapted to suit this new form of transport thanks to our QuickSmart System.

Our range developed with Goldline sprayers, C-DIT spreaders, and the Eliminator Weed Wiper to enable farmers to have a wide range of efficient solutions to suit their particular farming needs—from home users and lifestyle blocks, through to extensive multi-farm operations. The C-Dax 6000 has brought large capacity and incredible accuracy to fertiliser spreading.

In 2009 our value brand, InEx, was rejuvenated and relaunched to fill the need for well priced, but NZ made products, that overseas imports had created within NZ. C-Dax is committed to being a NZ manufacturer and all of our products are designed and produced right here in the Manawatu, and proven New Zealand wide.

Moving into technology products such as the C-Dax Pasture Meter has enabled us to further strengthen our position as an innovation leader.

The C-Dax Pasture Meter is a revolutionary product proving indispensable to a range of farming operations. By measuring pasture cover accurately, consistently, and efficiently at 200 measurements per second up to 20kph, the Pasture Meter in partnership with HawkEye software, records data to calculate available feed, growth rates, identify poor production areas, increasing fertiliser efficiency and pasture utilisation, thereby maximising farm production.

In 2011, the C-Dax Pasture Meter was at the forefront of the prestigious NZ Innovators Awards, winning the “Innovation in Environment and Agriculture” category. Then in 2013, we saw our international efforts rewarded by winning the Exporter of the Year in the annual AMCHAM Awards (American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand), and also the Fieldays® International Innovation Merit Award for our development of XC3 Smart Control to encompass spread, spray, and measure—the total on-farm solution—which has been a real game changer for farming efficiency and compliance requirements.

Our collaborative approach to innovative technology and investing in our own dedicated C-Dax R&D team has meant that we can focus on the future and lead the field in functional innovation, which is essential for enabling farmers to navigate the continuous changes within primary industries. Part of this approach is the establishment of the C-Dax Robot which brings a world first in true automation (allowing remotely overseen pasture measuring), and the ongoing development and release of further farm robotic solutions.

Join us on our journey to working smarter, not harder.