Agriculture

Belarusian firm starts shipping combine harvesters to Zimbabwe

By BelTA

The Belarusian manufacturer of agricultural machines, Gomselmash, starts shipping 20 grain harvesters KZS-812 to Zimbabwe, the counry’s State-owned media Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) has reported, quoting a press release by Gomselmash.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa was in Belarus in January 2019 where he and Cabinet Ministers signed a deal for Belarus to supply agricultural equipment, mass public transport buses and other machinery to Zimbabwe.

According to the deputy director of the sales and maintenance center Evgeny Mezhenny, the machines will be sent in several shipments within two weeks.

Some of the machinery expected to be shipped to Zimbabwe from Belarus this month

Five harvesters will be shipped on 17 March. Another five will be dispatched at the end of the week and the remaining ten – next week.

Two ports will be used for the shipment: Lithuanian Klaipeda and Russian Saint Petersburg with the reload in Germany. The Belarusian harvesters will reach Zimbabwe within three to four weeks.

The Belarusian holding company Gomselmash is one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural machines. It is one of the leaders on the world market of harvesters and other sophisticated agricultural machines.

The company uses the Palesse trademark to market the lineups of grain and forage harvesters, ear corn harvesters, potato harvesters, mowers, and other agricultural machines.

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Palesse harvesters are used in fields of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Czechia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Argentina, Brazil, China, South Korea, Baltic states, and other countries. Gomselmash operates an extensive distribution chain, joint ventures, and assembly enterprises.

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