VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy , the first and only international e-learning platform dedicated to vine pruning, provides the community of pruners around the world with the digital tool to learn the SIMONIT & SIRCH pruning method.
FELCO manufactures the highest quality pruning tools that ensure the necessary precise cuts and enable operators to do high quality work.
This collaboration will include both digital initiatives and in-person events.
"We have been using FELCO pruning shears for years. They are ergonomic, of excellent quality and guarantee two things that are fundamental for us: the well-being of the pruners and the well-being of the vines we work with" explains Marco Simonit, co-founder of SIMONIT & SIRCH.
"FELCO is proud to be Main Sponsor of the VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy.
The pruning technique can be transferred in many forms, but with VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy, the high-quality educational path is now available online 24/7 for students around the world. Training programs like these are essential to ensure healthy vines now and in the future ... "explains Stéphane Poggi, COO Chief Operating Officer of FELCO SA. FELCO pruning tools are made like a Swiss watch with the highest quality materials, have extreme precision in their function, they guarantee the rapid healing of the pruning wound, are ergonomic, adapt perfectly to all sizes of the left and right hand, and made to last over time, as each part is completely replaceable Meticulously made in Switzerland, Using only 100% renewable energy, FELCO tools are designed to work in harmony with nature and to last for generations. Since their launch in 1945, these tools come with a lifetime warranty on forged aluminum handles.
VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy
The Academy opened its virtual doors on January 15, 2021. It was created by SIMONIT & SIRCH, a company with 30 years of experience and an established leader in manual training of vine pruning around the world. The VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy platform offers online courses, free videos and a forum with viticulture professionals and vine enthusiasts from all over the world. With more than 6,000 users from over 40 countries, VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy continues to grow, continuously implementing the platform with new content.
Based in Geneveys-sur-Coffrane (canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland), FELCO SA is the world leader in professional pruning shears and cable cutters. The Swiss company was founded in 1945 by Félix Flisch. Visionary inventor, Félix Flisch has elevated pruning shears to a cutting tool synonymous with precision, quality and durability. Its spirit of innovation has remained constant throughout the more than 75 years of the FELCO brand's existence. Still in the hands of the family today, it employs about 250 people and produces every year more than a million hand tools for pruning and 200,000 industrial tools, 90% of which are sold in more than 110 countries, in particular through seven branches (Switzerland, France, Germany, Benelux, South Africa, Canada and the United States) and a large network of authorized importers and distributors. The company is particularly committed to sustainable development, both internally and externally.
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