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Bratney and DAQ Form Strategic Partnership for South and Central America

Bratney, operating in the U.S. and Argentina, and Grupo DAQ, with locations in Argentina and Brazil, have joined forces to establish a strategic partnership and joint venture, according to a press release. This collaboration has led to the creation of a new, jointly owned company in the U.S. The purpose of this new venture is to facilitate the sale of Bratney’s top-of-the-line processing, milling, and packaging equipment in Central and South America. Additionally, the partnership will involve the sharing of engineering and design resources, as well as expertise on customer projects between the two companies.

“By leveraging our combined knowledge and years of experience in seed, grain, milling, food, and other industries — together with the best-in-class equipment produced by Bratney’s European partners — the Bratney/DAQ joint venture is positioned to provide unmatched equipment solutions and project services to all our valued customers across South and Central America,” said DAQ President Gustavo Pittaro.

“DAQ has a longstanding reputation for excellent engineering and design,” said Peter Bratney, CEO of Bratney. “However, a successful partnership also requires a common culture and a shared appreciation for the importance of exceptional service to customers above all else.”

On March 28, 2024, the companies formalized their agreement at DAQ’s headquarters in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina. Leaders from both companies, including DAQ co-owner Jorge Ferreiro, and Jorge Garcia, who oversees Bratney’s team in Argentina, were present for the signing. Garcia and Bratney’s Argentina team will continue to play a significant role in the sales activities of this joint venture.

Bratney, established by Ken Bratney in 1964, is a family-owned and operated company. DAQ, also a family-owned business, is in its second generation and has been serving the seed, grain, food, mineral, and industrial markets in South America for 30 years.