Deere opens Russian plant

Deere & Co has officially opened its new manufacturing and parts distribution facility south of Moscow in Domodedovo.

The plant, which is the company’s largest single investment to date in Russia, will manufacture agricultural, construction and forestry machinery as well as distribute parts in the region.

“Russia has a tradition of embracing advanced equipment and modern agricultural and forestry management practices,” said chairman and chief executive Samuel R Allen at the facility’s opening ceremony.

He added that Deere’s future plans in Russia were supportive of the Russian government’s objectives to boost the output of grain and other renewable resources and to make the farm and forestry sectors more commercially vibrant.

Deere said the Domodedovo facility will include a new EurAsia Parts Distribution Centre and would manufacture products for the company’s two major divisions, including large tractors and combines for use in agriculture and a series of products for use in construction and forestry.

“Deere first sold products in Russia 100 years ago,” said Mr Allen. “In addition to the new Domodedovo location, John Deere has a manufacturing site in Orenburg, offices in St Petersburg and Moscow, and more than 70 sales and service locations across Russia.”

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