Strong focus on quality and environmental aspects generates increasing demand for Finnish agricultural technology in the Central European market area. A delegation of eight Finnish companies is joining EuroTier 2016 in Hannover this week to explore new business and export opportunities in the region.
Agricultural equipment investments in Germany and the rest of Europe are guided by extremely high standards and expectations. Finnish agrotechnology companies are well positioned to answer to these demands, thanks largely to their focus on quality and environmental aspects.
Finnish agrotechnology is recognized internationally for its world-class quality, with Finnish manufacturers of forestry machinery taking pole position as global technology leaders. One reason for this success is that Finnish companies invest a significant part of their turnover back into R&D and emphasize quality control and product testing. Nearly all Finnish agrotechnology companies are also ISO 9001:2008 certified, with several companies supporting 14001:2004 environmental certification as well.
“Finland is an Arctic country, where waterways and plants are highly vulnerable to the environmental impact of agricultural practices. Sustainability comes first when Finns design and roll out new agrotechnologies, so increases in productivity are not achieved at the expense of the nature,” says Tapio Seppä-Lassila, the Program Manager of Agrotechnology from Finland program.
A delegation of eight Finnish companies is joining EuroTier
Eight member companies of Agrotechnology from Finland Growth Program are participating to EuroTier 2016 fair organized in Hannover, Germany on November 15–18. The purpose of the companies’ visit is to connect with existing and potential local partners and customers, showcase their products and services and eventually secure new business in Germany and other Central European markets.
“Germany is important export market for a great share of Finnish businesses across a variety of industries, and other Central European markets have a large role for the agrotechnology sector as well. Our trade relations with Germany are excellent, and we have every reason to believe the Finnish offering will remain highly relevant in the German market in the future,” Seppä-Lassila continues.
The Finnish companies joining EuroTier 2016 this week are heating device and environmental machine manufacturer Veljekset Ala-Talkkarianimal husbandry equipment maker Pellon Group, swine breeding and genetics expert Figen, mill and fodder mixing systems producer Nipere, milk and beef production solution specialist Demeca, firewood processor manufacturer Palax, feed factory manufacturer JPT Industriaand compact wheeled loader manufacturer Avant Tecno.
Pellon Group, a specialist in solutions for dairy, pork and beef production as well as horse stables and indoor riding arenas, has been doing business in Germany since the early 2000s and had a local subsidiary in Germany since 2011. The company has won the EuroTier Silver Medal for their intelligent manure removing system Pellon Manure Master in 2014. According to Pellon’s acting CEO Kari Lehtola, EuroTier 2016 is a great opportunity to present their expertise to prospective customers and maintain relations with current ones.
“The market potential particularly in cattle and swine feeding solutions is very high in the Central European region, which we serve through our subsidiary in Oppeln, Germany. A local presence also enables us to better serve the local industry by developing and tailoring our offering based on their specific needs today and in the future,” Lehtola confirms.
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