Servicing centres develop along with their capabilities

AgroCentre is doing its utmost to bring servicing closer to the customers' farms. And its efforts are duly rewarded. The company is not only expanding its “servicing geography,” but is also improving the capabilities of its servicing centres.

The company has opened its eleventh servicing centre in Chelyabinsk. This is located near the M5 Urals federal highway. Farmers from different places of the region came to see the new servicing facility whose workshop alone measures 600 sq m and can service up to 100 farming machines per month.

The guests visited a spare parts depot with an addressed storage system, a showroom and a demonstration site. There they were introduced to over 30 models from the world's best known manufacturers like Challenger, Vaderstad, JCB and Kverneland. Valley sprinklers were also demonstrated. The farmers eagerly took a test drive on the Challenger MT 765 C caterpillar tractor and watched the “break-dance” of the JCB 531-70 loader.

Sergey Sushkov, head of the Chelyabinsk Oblast Ministry of Agriculture, congratulated the farmers and AgroCentre, noting that within a short period of time the Company has shown itself to be a reliable partner, supplying a wide range of agricultural equipment.

Tatiana Grosul, the Chelyabinsk oblast's deputy minister of agriculture, said:

“Such a servicing site is a real gift for the farmers since finding quality and promptness of servicing is one of the biggest problems in our region.”

Late this year, AgroCentre will open an Agricultural Equipment Servicing Centre in Lipetsk oblast. Today its construction is in full swing. The centre has been called “the farming test ground” for its large scale and unique array of capabilities. The area of more than 3 hectares will accommodate maintenance workshops capable of simultaneously servicing five units of self-propelled machinery and a spare parts depot measuring 500 sq m and storing 300 million rubles worth of components and subsystems. Classrooms are available for training. They will contain exhibits of agricultural equipment and its subassemblies. There are plans to build demonstration sites where one will see not only the equipment at work, but also demonstration crops. Thus, it will become possible to watch in real life the results of the machines' operation and the agricultural technologies they employ.

“We know that appropriate servicing is a great help for the farmers,” says Sergey Lomantsov, executive director of AgroCentreLiski LLC. “Today, however, we wish to use the capabilities of our servicing centres for promoting modern technologies to the farms.”

The new centre will also be a sort of a lab for “making new farming personnel”. Students of agricultural educational institutions will get their practice at the Lipetsk branch of AgroCentre.

“This is a significant event for the region,” notes Nikolai Tagintsev, the Lipetsk oblast vice governor. “This is not just one more major servicing centres of agricultural equipment suppliers. It is actually the largest of its kind in the oblast. In the first place, this will enable us to develop our agriculture still further and to obtain modern farming technologies. Thus, the entire region's farming industry will start operating based on state-of-the-art concepts.”