NaanDanJain’s 2011 Press releases
Defense Minister Ehud Barak arrived today (January 4th) on a special visit to the Israeli-Indian irrigation giant, NaanDanJain, at Kibbutz Naan. During the visit, Minister Barak toured the production plant of NaanDanJain, regarded as “number one” in the speedy production of irrigation lines. The Minister also visited the model site that showcases all of NaanDanJain’s advanced irrigation and dripline solutions.
The Minister showed great interest in the story of the kibbutz factory, and was impressed that all the Company’s products – sprinklers, micro-sprinklers and drips – clearly display the words “Made in Israel”. The Minister also tried his hand at assembling sprinklers on the Company’s production line.
NaanDanJain’s CEO, Avner Hermoni, showed Barak the Company’s cannon-sprinklers, capable of reaching long ranges and producing a high water distribution. Hermoni told the Minister that the Company was examining the possibility of developing a cannon-sprinkler solution for defense against forest fires, such as the one that broke out on Mount Carmel in early December 2010.
Hermoni, born on Kibbutz Hazorea and former commander of a paratroop commando unit, was treated to battlefield stories by Minister Barak, who remembered him well from the time he headed the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit. Hermoni said of the visit: “We are honored to host Minister Barak, a man who combines concern for the security of Israel with Israel’s kibbutz roots. The Israeli-Indian agricultural collaboration, which we represent, is related to the productive security cooperation that the Defense Minister is so familiar with. I believe that the two sectors complement and strengthen each other for the good of Israel.”
The Company executives, recently returned from a visit to India, conveyed the Jain Company’s pleasure at the Defense Minister’s visit, an event constituting another link in the development of agricultural ties between Israel and India, similar to the close security ties between the two countries.