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Belarusian Amkodor to build soil cultivator factory in Russia

Economy 21.09.2018 | 19:27

NESVIZH, 21 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor intends to build a factory in Russia to make soil cultivation machines. The news was released by Director General of OOO Amkodor-Agro Trading House Vadim Babarikin during an exhibition of Amkodor's agricultural machines in Nesvizh District, Minsk Oblast on 21 September, BelTA has learned.

The executive said: “We intend to build a new soil cultivator factory in Russia in order to be present in regions of this country, in order to be competitive, and use the preferences granted to Russian manufacturers. Construction will begin in 2019.”

In order to make Amkodor machines more popular on the Russian market, the Belarusian company presents the machines during specialized events. In particular, Amkodor machines will be showcased during the agricultural expo Agrosalon in Moscow in October. “It is the best way to approach clients, who can take a close look at the machines, ask questions, and take them for a spin,” said the executive.

Apart from export Amkodor takes care of import substitution. Amkodor machines are priced 20-40% below the competition from Europe. The company helps keep foreign currency in the country and support other Belarusian manufacturers, added Vadim Babarikin.

Deputy Director General of OOO Amkodor-Agro Trading House Alexander Novitsky took visitors on a tour of the import-substituting agricultural machines showcased at premises of the agricultural company OAO Novaya Zhizn. Visitors could take a close look at forage harvesting machines, in particular, mowers, turners, and swath makers. The lineup would have been incomplete without a vertical feed mixer, which can transport large volumes of forage even in tight quarters. “We will expand the lineup of forage harvesting and distributing machines soon. We may even offer a self-propelled feed mixer and a self-loading feed mixer,” he said.

Visitors could also see mounted and trailed soil cultivators with the operating width of 3m, 3.5m, 4.6m, and 6.2m. Amkodor also showcased a pre-sowing machine, a disc harrow, a pulverizing mixer for pulverizing agricultural crops, a multifunctional trailer for transporting and dispersing organic fertilizers.

As part of the presentation Belarusian agricultural specialists were made familiar with new technologies used to make import-substituting agricultural machines and discussed applications of modern Belarus-made agricultural machines.

The holding company Amkodor comprises 29 organizations, including 19 factories that make over 120 models and modifications of agricultural machines, road construction and maintenance machines, machines for housing and utilities industry, forestry industry, production sector, and logistics.

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