Valtra makes major deal with the Road Service Lithuania26.05.1999
Valtra Inc., which is part of the Partek Group, has made an agreement for the delivery of Valtra Valmet tractors to the Road Service of Lithuania. The deal is worth FIM 5 million. Altogether, ten tractor brands took part in the competitive bidding. The tractors will be delivered to Lithuania in June and July, 1999.
The tractors are 6 cylinder and they will be used around the year for maintaining and cleaning Lithuania’s main roads, for tending ditch areas in the summer and snow work in the winter. The adaptability of the Valtra Valmet tractor to demanding conditions, the wide range of uses of the equipment, bi- directional manoeuvrability and the well-organized after-sales service were the decisive factors in the Road Service’s decision. Valtra tractors, which are tested in Nordic conditions, area also suited to Lithuanian conditions.
Valtra Inc. has been operating in Lithuania since 1993; tractors have been delivered to forestry companies as well as for agricultural use. Marketing director Arto Tiitinen says that the new deal will strengthen Valtra Valmet’s position of market leader in Lithuania as a tractor with a wide range of uses and also in the public-sanitation sector. Valtra Inc. is investing in conquering new export markets. Valtra Valmet tractors accounted for over 40% of the western tractors sold on the Baltic market. Suolahti tractor plant makes tractors to order, as a result of which the tractors can be fitted out with the special work needed, as has happened in this recent deal, too.
Valtra is the only tractor producer in the Nordic countries and the market leader. Valtra is the fifth-biggest producer in the western world. The company’s market share is growing rapidly in Europe and in South America Valtra is the second-biggest tractor brand. Last year Valtra produced 15,400 tractors. Valtra´s net sales in 1998 was FIM 3,5 billion and the number of personnel 2 400.
Further information is available from:
Arto Tiitinen, marketing director, Valtra Inc. tel int. + 358 14 5491 688
Aune Kinnunen, regional director, Valtra Inc. tel int. + 358 5491 671
Partek is the leading supplier of logistic solutions to ports and land terminals and cargo handling equipment for vehicles, and it is also the leading producer of advanced forest machines and tractors. Partek still owns the Baltic Sea region’s leading limestone business. The Group´s net sales total FIM 13,5 billion (USD 2.8 billion). Partek employs 12 000 people.Back