It’s interesting how a business opportunity can suddenly present itself. Take for example brothers Tom and Padraig Hennessy, who ran a business laying water pipes on Irish farms. In the course of their work, the Hennessy brothers noticed how Irish dairy farmers were repeatedly asking them if they had a way to accurately measure mineral rates in water.

“Enough farmers were asking us how could they measure mineral rates in their water systems that we could see there was clearly a market for this type of technology,” says Padraig Hennessy.