AGCO Corp. announced that it's been awarded a contract in a competitive bid for tractors by the Heilongjiang provincial government in China. This program is aimed at expanding agricultural technology and productivity in the local Chinese market.
Under the terms of the agreement, AGCO will deliver over 300 units of Valtra tractors to the province by the year end. These units will help meet the needs of the Heilongjiang province for advanced agricultural technologies. AGCO’s Valtra T191h tractors are high calibre machines that have received wide recognition in the China market thus far. The new units to be delivered to the province will further contribute to the sustainable growth of the local agricultural sector.
With the delivery of the machines, AGCO will conduct large scale technical training for over one thousand local end users. The planned training will allow the local end users to better understand modern agricultural equipment as well as operational and maintenance knowledge.
"AGCO is committed to growing our representation within China and the Heilongjiang province is one of our key focal areas,” said Hubertus Muehlhaeuser, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Integration and General Manager, Eastern Europe & Asia.
Eric Raby, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Eastern Europe and Asia, explained, “AGCO has been successful in this province with the Valtra brand of tractors and this addition to the current fleet of machines reinforces the progress AGCO is making in obtaining acceptance from farmers of the region,”.
AGCO has been a market leader in China for imported tractors. Over the past decade it has assembled a strong local post-sales service team and spare parts stocks serving the needs of local end users in various regions.