18 January 2016, 11:36
Kesla, the globally leading manufacturer of tractor forest equipment, and Valtra, the Scandinavian market leader in tractors, have agreed about cooperation. AGCO Suomi Oy, distributor of Valtra and Fendt tractors in Finland, starts representing KESLA tractor equipment from 16.1.2016.
”This is remarkable renewal in our range of forestry products – the market leaders are under the same roof also in this segment”, states Matti Kallio, the Sales Director of AGCO Finland. ”We will represent the whole KESLA assortment of tractor forest equipment from timber loaders and trailers to chippers. The product ranges of Kesla and Valtra make together a great combination. The products will be sold throughout our entire sales and service network in Finland. Our service network is the widest in Finland, supporting the needs of even the most demanding forestry and agriculture customer”, Kallio continues. ”When it concerns forestry, many Valtra tractors have already in the past been equipped with a KESLA trailer – now the clients can be served from common aspect. The client can purchase the whole productized package from one point, which ensures the seamless compatibility.”
”Valtra is a part of an international AGCO Group. The contract signed between AGCO and Kesla enables widening the cooperation in future to other markets as well. The Valtra Unlimited accessorizing functions have been strongly growing, and forestry accessories are big part of this function. We see strong possibilities for international cooperation as we already have several common retailers around the world” tells Mikko Lehikoinen, the Marketing Director of Valtra. ”In addition the recently renewed product families N4 and T4 support strongly forestry segment. That makes it actually very logical to strengthen our supply of forestry equipment. This cooperation combines two important forces on the market and we strongly believe that it is for the benefit of both Valtra and Kesla clientele. In the future we will also see cooperation in product development”, underlines Mikko Lehikoinen.
”We believe that tractor equipment branch and products will be integrated further with tractors in future. Kesla and Valtra already have lots of common network and projects for new market openings. Thinking of this, the cooperation between two leaders of their branch is a natural step in Kesla’s strategy, and Valtra is an optimal cooperation partner for us”, states Mika Tahvanainen, the Marketing and Sales Director of Kesla. ”Our common long term goal is to develop forestry equipment and forestry tractors from the point of product development, productizing, support and, of course, from the client’s point of view, to offer the best products and service in the branch competitively throughout our network”, Tahvanainen continues.