Gomselmash sends combine harvesters to Ukraine to help local farmers with harvesting


The Belarusian industrial group Gomselmash has sent two harvesters "Polesye-1218" to Chernigov Oblast to help local farmers with the harvesting works, BelTA learned from Vasily Novikov, deputy head of the department for regional sales at Gomselmash.

The harvesters were sent to Chernigov Oblast late July. “It was the initiative of Gomselmash. On the one hand, Gomel and Chernigov oblasts are neighbors, we have great friendly ties. On the other hand we want local farmers to learn more about our equipment,” he said.

This initiative is only one in a series of measures to promote the Belarusian equipment to Ukraine. For example, this year Gomselmash held workshops in Kiev, Lvov and Chernigov to demonstrate its grain harvesters. In addition, Gomel-made machine periodically are field tested in different regions of Ukraine, including on the main machine-testing ground in Kiev Oblast.

Ukraine is the second largest sales market after Russia for the Gomel company. “Our annual sales there reach sometimes 400-600 combine harvesters. Therefore, it is important for us to use every opportunity to promote our equipment there," said Vasily Novikov.

The industrial group Gomselmash was founded in 1978. It stemmed from the Gomselmash factory that was established in 1930. The company operates 9 plants. As a major manufacturer of agricultural machines in the CIS states and Europe, Gomselmash offers self-propelled and trailed forage harvesters and crushing mowing machines, grain harvesters, mounted mowers, potato and beet harvesters.