About Us

Sitrex hay gear has been proving itself on NZ farms since the early ‘90’s, with the name being synonymous with quality and reliability – exactly what is needed to get the job done, and done well.

Sitrex is one of Europe’s leading hay gear manufacturers, with products expanding across a complete hay equipment line, from grass cutting to harvesting, raking, baling and mixer feeders.

Originating in Trestina, Italy in the 70’s, Sitrex continues to grow, manufacturing using cutting edge technology and machinery for accurate production and highest quality standards.

Sitrex hay gear comes with a comprehensive 12-month warranty.

Distributed by Rata

Sitrex is proudly distributed to NZ farmers by Rata. This was an easy choice to bring Sitrex to New Zealand shores as it closely matches our company passion for good quality products that get the job done. Sitrex products are well priced with a focus on the needs of farmers and land owners. Since Sitrex products first came to NZ they have proven to meet farmers and lifestyle owners needs.

Meet our team

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Glenn WaltonLinkedin-icon

Director & Sales Manager

Mobile: 021 220 9045

Email: glennw@rataequipment.com

I have been involved at Rata all my working days. The first ten years were mainly focused on engineering and fabrication. A passion for sales and marketing have lead me to now manage this area of the business. Interests include family, mountain hiking, and agricultural technology.

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Charlie WaltonLinkedin-icon

South Island Sales

Mobile: 021 228 2880

Email: charliew@rataequipment.com

Charlie's days in the agriculture sector started when he was growing up on the family farm - eventually going onto have his own in South Canterbury where he farmed Sheep and Deer. Today he does the kilometres travelling the South Island helping our Dealers supply Farmers with gear that lasts and gets the job done!



Louis SearleLinkedin-icon

North Island Sales

Mobile: 027 615 7542

Email: louiss@rataequipment.com

I knew I wasn’t a 9 to 5, sit at an office desk and sell boring stuff like pens and pencils type of guy. Landing a job here at Rata Industries provided me with an exciting and hands-on career working with NZ farmers. I began right in the assembly area, giving me valuable knowledge of Rata products, however further studies and an interest in marketing lead me to where I am today.

When I’m not at work you can generally find me hiking, fishing or enjoying a barbeque with the family somewhere in the great South Island.