The participation of Ukrainian agricultural equipment manufacturers in the event was particularly important, given that the sector is currently operating at 20 per cent of its pre-war capacity due to the significant reduction in demand in the domestic market. The Ukrainian agricultural machinery stirred high interest among visitors, and numerous follow up partnerships are in the pipeline. The early results are already promising.
Three participants, namely “Zavod Kobzarenka” LLC (a leading manufacturer of more than 100 types of agricultural equipment), “Boguslavska Silhosptechnika” JSC (a leading manufacturer of sprayers and equipment for liquid fertilizers application) and “Elvorti” JSC (a leader in tillage and seeding machinery and equipment) have negotiated new contracts with Hungarian dealers. This was based on a successful collaboration in 2022 when the Ukrainian companies managed to fulfil all contractual agreements despite the operational disruptions caused by the war and close proximity of the factories to combat zones.
The Ukrainian company “TAD” LLC also generated great interest among the Hungarian attendees of the fair. The company specializes in manufacturing trailers and provision of transport services, including tailored solutions for extremely large and heavy cargo. Several Hungarian companies initiated negotiations with TAD with a view to contracting the company for the transportation of agricultural machinery from Ukraine in 2023.
“Vinmashpostach” LLC, manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality agricultural machinery and equipment which are unique in the Ukrainian market, signed a memorandum of intent to adapt its machinery to the standards of interested Hungarian buyers for shipment in 2023. In addition, the company signed a preliminary agreement on the shipment of equipment for automatic cleaning of solar panels.
We are extremely satisfied with the results of our participation in AgromashExpo-2023 and have already agreed to prepare the first shipments this year. Although the Hungarian market is very competitive, we see strong potential to strengthen our presence here. FEU support was instrumental in making all the arrangements and connections necessary for our participation. We are relying on further support from the FEU in promoting the agricultural machinery manufacturers on the EU market.”Yuriy Andriyash, Director of “Vinmashpostach” LLC