Aitchison Industries was also founded in 1972 in Wanganui and specializes in manufacture of seed drills and fertilizer spreaders. The company has introduced many new innovations over the years including the now world famous inverted T-slot booth that Peter Aitchison , the company founder, attached to a tine to create a very effective direct seeding system. The product lineup now includes a comprehensive range of seed drills, Agripsred fertilizer spreaders, cultivators and aerators.