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AGCO In Russian JV

Posted on September 17, 2013

AGCO and Russian Machines, part of the Basic Element group have announced the creation of a new joint venture to manufacture and distribute agricultural equipment and replacement parts in Russia.  AGCO and Russian Machines plan to make a total investment of approximately US$ 100 million in the joint venture over the next three years.

The joint venture is expected to begin operations in early 2014, with AGCO and Russian Machines each having an equal ownership. The manufacturing facility will be located in Golitsyno, near Moscow, with a total area of nearly 12.5 hectares including 27,000 square meters of production facilities. The site will include a product show room, a training center manufacturing.

AGCO will introduce more of its products into the Russian market, while Russian Machines will provide the production capabilities.

"This joint venture is a very significant step in AGCO’s growth strategy for the Russian market,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO chairman, president and chief executive officer. “The agricultural sector in Russia has significant potential but needs modernization and efficiency gains. The joint venture between AGCO and Russian Machines is to join forces in bringing local farmers a wide range of professional farming equipment, technologies, services and solutions.”