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Belarusian-Chinese venture to up harvester output by 50% in 2013

16 January 2013

GOMEL (BelTA) – The Belarusian-Chinese agricultural mechanical engineering joint venture Harbin Dong Jin Gomel (Heilongjiang Province, China) will turn out 1,000 forage harvesters and ear corn harvesters in 2013, BelTA learned from Mr Igor Korotkevich, Head of the Non-CIS Sales Office of the Belarusian manufacturing corporation Gomselmash.

In his words, the plans have been earmarked by the relevant agreement between the founders of the joint venture – Gomselmash and Dong Jin Group, China. The planned output will exceed the year 2012 output by roughly 50%. As many as 660 harvesters were assembled in 2012.

Belarusian harvester manufacturers consider the Chinese market one of the most promising ones for promoting their products. “It is difficult to work here because the competition is tough but interesting as well because things happen so fast that decisions have to be made nearly on the fly. They can be very often unconventional in the routine sense. Where else can one find a market where harvester sales rise by 50-100% every year?” asked Igor Korotkevich.

Just like in 2012 this year the company will specialize in manufacturing ear corn harvesters KPS-4 (4YZQ-4). It is a self-propelled four-row ear corn harvester. The company will also offer an upgraded modification KPS-4-1. It is possible that the company will make a development prototype along the classical lines, which feeds threshed grain into the bunker.

The Belarusian-Chinese agricultural mechanical engineering joint venture Harbin Dong Jin Gomel was created in 2009. The joint venture specializes in assembling self-propelled forage harvesters KSK-600 Palesse FS60 and ear corn harvesters. Some of the mechanisms and parts of the assembly kits are delivered from Gomel while other parts are made by Chinese enterprises.

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