Shell Supporting Farm of The Future

By: Food Focus on 11 February 2023

Shell Supporting Farm of The Future


Koos Uys from Standerton is one of the lucky recipients of a brand-new drone, compliments of the Shell Lubricants “Farm of the Future” themed competition.


To qualify for the prize, customers had to buy Shell Rimula, Gadus and Spirax products from Atlas Oil Delmas, Bell Supply Co and Oil at FPS before 31 December 2022 and scan the QR code.


The handover of the Mavic 3 Enterprise Series drone, worth R135 000, took place on 30 January on Uys’ farm, Rietpoort, near Standerton in Mpumalanga. Uys and his two sons, Kobus and Hannes, farm maize, soya beans and Brangus cattle. “I have been using shell lubricants for many years and have never experienced problems,” Uys said.


Benedicta Mankhili (Shell), Hein Venter (Shell), Steve Cloete (Atlas Oil), Koos Uys (prize winner), Antonie Brelage (Oil at FPS) and Sebastian Laine (Atlas Oil).

Hannes Uys said they consider drone technology extremely useful for farm management. “We have been using an older generation drone for a couple of years to ensure farm operations are running smoothly. With the new drone, monitoring remote areas, which used to take hours of walking and driving, can now be completed in a much shorter time.


“We look forward to incorporating this new drone in monitoring our farm operations, especially cattle herd management,” Uys said.


Benedicta Mankhili, B2B Marketing Manager at Shell, said the promotion was in support of Shell’s “Farm of the Future” campaign, which is focused on the use of innovative and sustainable lubricants and services to ensure agricultural equipment is operating at peak performance now and in the future.


Hein Venter, Technical Advisor at Shell Downstream South Africa, said lubricants play a vital role in agriculture. “When choosing a lubricant, it is important to ensure it complies with the requirements of original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Shell Lubricants carry the approval of all the major agricultural equipment manufacturers”.