LONDON and TORONTO, ON -- JANUARY 29, 2019 -- A & L Canada Laboratories Inc., and Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE: DVR), both innovative leaders in agricultural services and technologies, are pleased to announce they have entered into a service agreement where A & L Canada Laboratories Inc. ("A & L") will engage Deveron to administer, manage and execute A & L's soil sampling collection business. The initial term of the agreement is for 5 years.
A&L has historically maintained a soil sampling service for numerous farmers and enterprise customers. Pursuant to this agreement, A&L will outsource the physical collection of soil samples to Deveron. Deveron's personnel will collect samples as part of a larger portfolio of services offered to clients in regions across North America.
Deveron and A & L believe that one of the major limiting factors to maximizing yield on the farm is the understanding of soil. This agreement will allow A & L to continue offering industry-leading soil analysis while allowing Deveron to leverage its network of on-demand data acquisition experts to collect soil samples. Ultimately, both companies believe current and prospective customers will benefit from this integrated relationship which will see an expansion in the coverage of soil sampling services across North America.
A & L is a leading agricultural testing lab in North America and has been providing soil sample testing for the last 30 years to some of the largest and most innovative agricultural companies and farmers in North America. The agreement today marks another strategic initiative between the two companies since they first announced their intent to work together in Q3, 2018 (see press release dated, September 12, 2018)
Deveron has built a leading drone data network throughout Canada and the mid-west United States over the last three years that leverages proprietary software to manage its complex network of licensed drone operators. This agreement marks the launch of another data acquisition product, soil sampling, that will continue to provide the agriculture industry with a scalable solution to acquiring data on the farm as digitization continues to become a necessary investment for farmers. The service agreement with A & L immediately increases the Companyâ€™s access to paid-acres under management while expanding the portfolio of products available to Deveron's customers.
"A & L's expertise and capabilities are an excellent complement to Deveron's data collection and analytic platforms. This new agreement will provide greater service to clients and help advance their farming operations", said Greg Patterson, CEO and founder of A & L Canada Laboratories.
"We are excited to be working with A & L to support their data collection needs with respect to soil sampling" reported David Macmillan, President and CEO of Deveron. "We look forward to building lasting relationships with A & L's customers in the years ahead as well as launching this service to new customers. As we integrate soil sampling into our offering, we also think there will be additional value-add by providing these current relationships with access to Deveron's other digital suite of product offerings."