Italian manufacturer Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF), one of the leading producers of tractors, harvesters and diesel engines, has been chosen as technological partner for the development of farming mechanisation in Kazakstan, a key objective for the country’s government and the minister for the Development of Industry and Infrastructures.
The agreement, signed in Kostanay before the Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin, will see SDF supply know-how in technical innovation and expertise developed in the production of high-power tractors and combine harvesters to Agromash Holding, the main agricultural manufacturing hub in Kazakhstan.
SDF was chosen from a list of candidates due to its technological vocation, developed thanks to continual investments in research and development focused on sustainable agriculture and precision farming. Another key factor was its international presence, with eight production plants across Europe and Asia, twelve sales branches and 155 importers worldwide.
“We are proud to partner Agromash in this important international collaboration agreement”, said Lodovico Bussolati, CEO of SDF. “In almost a century in business, research for technological innovation has been the driver of our growth, and having the opportunity to contribute, with our skills, to the mechanisation of agriculture in the principal economic power of Central Asia is an acknowledgement of the hard work we put in every day to helping world agriculture grow in an increasingly sustainable direction”.
The partnership was facilitated with the mediation and support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Rome, and the Italian Embassy in Nur-Sultan, and is part of SDF’s strategic international expansion. It opens the door to one of the leading economic powers in Central Asia and one in which agriculture plays a key role. At present, the sector employs almost a quarter of the active population and increased production to more than €12 billion in 2020.