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Agrotechnology innovations from Finland – strong presence in Astana 6-8 September


Finland, with a long history of agricultural innovation has plenty of solutions and expertise to offer to Kazakhstan in its significant agricultural development and modernization project. Eight industry leading Finnish agrotechnology companies will be present at Astana Expo to connect with local agro sector stakeholders.

Finnish agrotechnology is recognized internationally for its sustainable technologies which improve productivity. According to Elina Puszkarzewicz, Program Director of a national export program Agrotechnology from Finland, Finnish solutions match very well with Kazakhstan’s requirements and support Kazakhstan’s Green Economy Strategy.


Jouni Virtaniemi, Commercial Director of Antti-Teollisuus, one of the agro companies visiting Astana, affirms that Finnish industry is well prepared to meet Kazakhstan’s growing demand for high-quality and energy-efficient crop and grain handling solutions.


“Antti-Teollisuus is really interested in Kazakhstan and we have high expectations for future business,” Virtaniemi says. “With our energy-saving drying solutions and cost-effective wagon dryers, Kazakh farmers are able not only to improve productivity but also to create sustainable growth.”


In addition to crop and grain handling field, Finnish agrotechnology companies have special expertise also for livestock-related solutions.


“We hold animal welfare in high regard. Finland has very strict animal welfare and food industry regulations, making our companies innovative in developing efficient and hygienic livestock solutions,” Puszkarzewicz says. “A good example of this expertise is Pellon Group, a company whose advanced, automated feeding solutions have a lot of potential in Kazakhstan.”


Agrotechnology seminar at Astana Expo on 7 September


To connect Finnish and Kazakh companies and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector, Agrotechnology from Finland, the Embassy of Finland in Astana and the industry leading Finnish companies will organize a seminar for local agro companies and state stakeholders at the Finnish pavilion on 7 September 2017.


At the event, the participants will not only hear about the latest technologies and solutions, but will get an opportunity to have direct discussions with leading Finnish companies: Ala-Talkkari, Antti-Teollisuus, ELHO, Pellon Group, JPT-Industria, Sampo Rosenlew, Suokone, and Valtra.


The Finnish government is actively supporting the agricultural collaboration between Finland and Kazakhstan. The Finnish agro company business delegation will be in Astana on 6-8 September 2017 and is led by Finland’s Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen. Minister Tiilikainen himself will also be joining the Agrotechology seminar.


“Finland and Kazakhstan have dynamic economic relations and I am pleased to note that there is a lot of potential to increase cooperation also in the agricultural sector,” Minister Tiilikainen says. “Visit to Kazahkstan gives us excellent opportunities to take this promising cooperation further.”

Additional information:


Elina Puszkarzewicz, Program Director, Agrotechnology from Finland, Finpro,
+358 40 3433 349,


Zhaniya Adilbek, Trade Commissioner, Finpro Kazakhstan,
+7 707 228 2020,




Veljekset Ala-Talkkari Oy is an expert of environmentally friendly biomass heating systems, with over 60 years of experience in this field. Our main products are central biomass heating boilers 30-990 kW and low-emission biomass devices (solid fuel bio-burning equipment) 30-990 kW. Our heating systems are suitable for heating private houses as well as large premises (incl. farms, industrial buildings). Our products also have environmental management equipment as well as subcontracted machining for various customer groups.


Antti's expertise in agriculture is well known for more than 60 years. We are profoundly familiar with the changing and challenging needs of agriculture and the high requirements set by farming and farmers. Antti dryers represent the absolute best in the field. Dryers are equipped with the well-known features tested and proven for even the most difficult drying conditions. Antti offers dryers for large range of applications. Antti drying & storage technology guarantees the quality of your grain.


ELHO designs and manufactures innovative and high-quality agricultural machinery. We work closely with our end customers and dealers around the world to make our machines as well working, user-friendly and sustainable as possible. Most of our production is exported around the world.
The family owned company was established in 1968. We employ about 100 people.


Pellon Group
Pellon offers complete solutions for milk, pork and beef production. The solutions improve farm productivity, efficiency, easy-care, reliability of operation and the welfare of the animals in the production units. Pellon offers an advanced, automated solution, in which the production process can be controlled as a one entity. This guarantees an optimal feed consumption and the best possible conditions for animals.


JPT-Industria Oy is an innovative feed factory manufacturer from Finland. The company is privately owned and established in 2007. With the skilled personnel, we have more than 30 years of experience in the feed factory field. We work closely with our customers around the world to make our products efficient, user-friendly, sustainable and hygienic. Thanks to the containerized structure of our products, our target market is the whole world.


Sampo Rosenlew
Sampo Rosenlew Ltd is a family owned company producing combine harvesters and forestry machinery. The history of the company dates back to 1860. Sampo Rosenlew is one of the first combine harvester manufacturers in Europe. Traditionally the main markets have been in Europe, but at the moment the company is growing significantly in developing countries in Africa, CIS and the Middle East.


Suokone is a Finnish engineering company, founded in 1971, specializing in designing, manufacturing and marketing of machines for soil handling in various surroundings, including the high powered low ground pressure tractors. Exports to more than 20 countries account approximately for 50% of our sales. Over 40 years’ experience guarantees a good and reliable quality to our products and services. Our company has been found to conform the Management System Standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 by DNV since 2006.


In the changing face of agriculture—changing climates, changing terrains, changing crops, changing demands—one name says true reliability, low total cost of ownership and adaptability: Valtra. Helping today’s modern farmer and contractor constantly evolve is at the heart of everything Valtra does. But their versatility goes well beyond the machines they make—it’s inherent in the service they provide, too. It’s all about identifying challenges and developing cost-effective, easy-to-implement solutions.




Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes tourism. Finpro comprises Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. Finpro is a public sector operator with 240 experts serving in 37 trade centers in 31 countries and 6 regional offices in Finland.


Agrotechnology from Finland is a national program gathering the most innovative Finnish companies operating in the field of agricultural and forestry machinery and livestock solutions. It facilitates Finnish agrotechnology companies to find new markets and increase their exports. The program is managed by Finpro.

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