feedpods has a policy of continuous investment in every area of the business – from product development right through to customer service. An ongoing programme of research, together with careful monitoring of customer needs and design trends helps direct this investment.
Nobody else in the industry invests more in developing products that constantly set new standards, with a central design facility in Dublin and product category focused research teams at our factories.
Following product development, concepts are subjected to rigorous testing and evaluation using state of the art facilities that recreate different and challenging environments to help ensure the products perform, every time.
Feedpods (formerly known as FarmFeeder) began in 2009 as a solar-powered, robotic, feeding machine serving the agricultural sector. The project was a spin-out company from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, a third level institute of education and is based at five locations in the west of Ireland.
The design evolved and in 2010, FarmFeeder (Version 2) debuted at the National and European Ploughing Championships as a phone-controlled robotic feeding machine. Demonstrations were given to over 5,000 people over the 3 day event. FarmFeeder was featured in Ireland’s leading newspaper, The Irish Independent, for innovation in the agriculture sector and attracted global interest and press coverage.
Further refinement led to the design of today – a robotic feeder with non-corrosive, double-walled construction. The evolution of design was in tune with customer demands and a further need for individual animal feeding and best care practices. The feedpods product evolution now sees the company catering for not just for agriculture, but for a variety of sectors such as the equestrian and zoo markets.
The company has now been rebranded as feedpods™, with headquarters in Dublin (Ireland), manufacturing premises in Galway (Ireland) and research and development in Donegal (Ireland). 2015 will see feedpods expand its international reach with the opening of its London office.