1950s Paul Zimmerer starts a farm equipment business
1960s Paul Zimmerer’s sons design and build the first Zimmatic center pivot
1970s - Zimmatic introduces long span systems, replacing 10 towers with just seven – reducing wheel tracks and system costs.
Low pressure center pivots, mobile pivots and corner systems take the fields, allowing growers to maximize their coverage.
1980s - The refined structural design of Zimmatic center pivots reduces the number of parts, which keeps costs down and simplifies system maintenance.
Zimmatic pivots start “talking” with the Remote Monitor and Alarm Control (R-MAC) system using computer technology.
1990s - The introduction of AIMS (Automated Irrigation Management System) control panels allow growers to precisely program water, fertilizer and chemical application – eliminating repeated trips to the fields.
Introduction of technology products
- Custom Corner
- Precision Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)
2001 – Acquired Perrot hose reel and pivot irrigation systems and restructured the company as Lindsay Europe
2002 – Acquired Lindsay Brazil and Irrigation Specialists, an irrigation dealer in Washington state. Lindsay South Africa was established.
2005 – Begin China operations
2006 - Acquired Barrier Systems, a manufacturer of moveable barrier systems and road safety products; and Snoline, a European leader in road marking and roadway safety equipment.
2007 – Acquired Truck / Trailer Mounted Attenuator (TMA) technology from Albert W. Unrath, Inc and added it to both Barrier Systems and Snoline product lines to further expand their offerings.
2008 – Acquired Watertronics, a leader in the manufacturing and servicing of sports turf and landscape irrigation pumping systems, golf course turf irrigation pumping systems as well as municipal portable water pumping systems and now includes pumping systems for agricultural applications.
2009 – Acquired Rail Structures & Signals. China factory opens.
2010 – Acquired Digitec, Inc.
2011 – Acquired Precision Irrigation, IRZ Consulting and ezWireless.
2013 – Acquired Claude Laval Corporation/LAKOS, a leading provider of proprietary solids separation and filtrations solutions for a variety of commericial, industrial, groundwater and agricultural application.
2015 – Acquired Elecsys Corporation, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology solutions and custom electronic solutions. Lindsay Sulama (Turkey) factory opens. Acquired SPF Water Engineering, a full service water resource consulting firm offering integrated water resource planning, water supply investigations and development.