About Ekotechnika

State-of-the-art technology for efficient farming

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, Ekotechnika AG is the German holding company of the Russian EkoNivaTekhnika Group, the largest dealer of international agricultural machinery in Russia.

The company employs some 540 people and has a presence in three regions in Russia (Central Federal District, Volga Federal District and Siberian Federal District). The company's main business activity is the sale of imported agricultural machinery, which accounts for around 70% of total sales revenues (based on 2018 financial year data). Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, USA, the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, is the Group’s main partner and principal supplier.

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Ekotechnika AG is also expanding its spare parts business offering its customers a growing number of additional services. Moreover, the company has established a new Smart Farming segment to position itself for the digital future.

The Group has operated in the Russian agricultural market for more than 20 years. It was founded by Stefan Dürr, CEO, who has been active in Russia’s agricultural industry since the early 1990s and has been instrumental in modernizing the sector over the years.

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In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his contribution to the „German-Russian Agricultural Policy Dialogue“.

2018

Ekotechnika enters the forestry market and signs a strategic partnership with Tigercat Industries

2018

Development of the Smart Farming segment in partnership with John Deere

2017

Record harvest and stabilization of operating business

2016

Implementation of John Deere’s exclusivity strategy in our product portfolio

2015

Change of legal status into Ekotechnika AG after financial restructuring (debt-to-equity swap)

2013

Issue of a corporate bond in Germany

2013

Opening of the modern headquarter and dealership center in Detchino (Kaluga region)

2012

Ekotechnika sells close to 2,000 new machines

2012

Expansion of the service locations in the Central Federal District, the Volga Federal District and the Siberian Federal District

2011

Focus on agricultural machinery as EkoNiva’s operations are separated into Machinery Trading and Agriculture divisions

2008

Record fiscal year for the company, which becomes a leading distributor of John Deere machinery in Europe

2004

Distribution partnership with John Deere

2002

Establishment of regional branches opened in Voronezh and Siberia

1998

Start of the import of new agricultural machinery and spare parts to Russia

1996

Start of the sale of pre-owned agricultural machinery

1993

Foundation of the Russian-German EkoNiva Group, which focuses on organic farming and agricultural consulting

1989

Stefan Dürr is the first Western European trainee in the Soviet agricultural sector