Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. and Tonutti Wolagri Group have reached an exclusive distribution agreement for the Russian Federation in which Tonutti Wolagri Group will assume direct responsibility for all Kinze-branded products and services in the territory.

Tonutti Group S.p.A., with its two brands, Wolagri and Tonutti, is a world leading manufacturer of hay and forage equipment. Three Italian production facilities and the head office are located in Remanzacco (UD) and in Suzzara (MN). In addition, the company also has a regional office in Moscow, Russia; a sales, service and parts facility in Perm, Russia; and a manufacturing facility in Krasnokamsk, Russia. Tonutti Group has also been present in the United States since 1985 with facilities in Memphis, Tennessee.

"We are very excited about creating this partnership between two brands built on trust," said Susanne Kinzenbaw Veatch, Kinze vice president, chief marketing officer and second-generation owner. "Our company has a long history of creating long-lasting, innovative farm equipment to help make growers productive and solve business problems. We're pleased to be working with Tonutti to support our customers in Russia and are confident they will provide the utmost service to our growers there."

Andrea Maselli, CEO of the Tonutti Group S.p.A. and General Manager of Tonutti Wolagri S.p.A., commented, "We're delighted to represent Kinze in the Russian Federation and to work with a company with such high standards, ethics and strong brand recognition. We've seen tremendous demand in Russia for the Kinze row crop planters. We will promote, service and support the products in order to increase customer satisfaction which will lead to strong sales growth in the region."

Riza Tchabanassan, General Manager of Marketing and Sales for the CIS Region for the Tonutti Group, commented, "We're proud to be associated with Kinze as a strategic partner for Russia. Our commitment to developing and distributing Kinze into the Farm Equipment Industries is built on our long-term customer relations and product support."

Tonutti Wolagri Group officially introduced the Kinze products in Russia during the Golden Autumn farm show held in Moscow from Oct. 6-16, 2011.