AgriClimate Tech Iyris signs exclusive distribution agreement with Silal for UAE market

AgriClimate Tech Iyris signs exclusive distribution agreement with Silal for UAE market

Dubai, UAE: iyris, formerly known as RedSea, a sustainable AgriClimate Tech business whose pioneering technology advances commercial farming in hot climates globally, has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Sherwood Middle East (Sherwood), a leading agricultural supplies distributor and part of Silal – for its SecondSky greenhouse covers in the UAE.

The agreement expands Sherwood’s product range to include agricultural coverings for the farming community and appoints Sherwood the exclusive distributor of SecondSky in the UAE.

The agreement will accelerate the sales and marketing of iyris’ SecondSky agricultural covers, stocking the product in Sherwood’s branches in the UAE and making it readily available to its customers’ network.

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“SecondSky greenhouse covers block near infrared heat radiation reducing energy consumption by over 40 per cent, water use by 30 per cent, and increase profitability by 28 per cent – transforming farming operations by improving yield and produce quality and profit margins, empowering sustainable farming in this hot climate,” iyris claimed.

Highlighting the collaboration, Simon Stockil, Growth Director, EMEA, at iyris, said, “We are excited to announce our exclusive distribution agreement with Sherwood, as we continue to ensure SecondSky greenhouse covers are readily available to meet the growing demand in the UAE market. In Sherwood, we have identified a trusted partner with an established distribution network and client base. We are now better placed to capitalize on the significant growth opportunity in the region. The agreement is a major step in advancing commercial farming in the region in a more sustainable and lucrative manner.

“As a pure-play technology company focusing on the commercialisation and development of AgriClimate technology solutions, the benefits of SecondSky have already been established in the GCC (Member countries of Gulf Cooperation Council). Partnering with Sherwood, a subsidiary of Silal, is a testament to this,” Stockil added.

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Regarding the partnership, Mussaab Al Farah, Managing Director at Sherwood, said, “At Sherwood, we provide high-quality agricultural supplies and offerings to farmers, enabling production growth. We are delighted to add iyris’ SecondSky, a truly unique product transforming farming practices worldwide, to our portfolio of products.”

In 2023, SecondSky won the ASABE AE50 award and the Davidson Prize, underscoring its innovative impact in the agricultural sector. iyris is a world-leading, sustainable AgriClimate Tech company advancing commercial farming for low to mid-tech farmers in hot climates globally. Serving a global recurring market of >US$6 billion, iyris’ technologies are deployed in eleven countries, across five continents – from Spain to Saudi Arabia – with high-profile partnerships such as a collaboration with the UAE’s leading agriculture company Silal and plastics manufacturers such as Armando Alvarez, Criado & Lopez & Al Amir.

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