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 730 people and has a presence in five regions in Russia (Central Russia, Voronezh, Siberia, North West and Altai). The company's main business activity is the sale of imported agricultural machinery, which accounts for around 55% of total sales revenues (based on 2022 financial year data).

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.


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“.


Ekotechnika and Cognitive Pilot establish Russia-wide service network for smart agricultural machinery


Strengthening of the leading market position through the expansion by two sales regions in Siberia and in the northwest of Russia


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


Development of the Smart Farming segment in partnership with John Deere


Record harvest and stabilization of operating business


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


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


Issue of a corporate bond in Germany


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


Ekotechnika sells close to 2,000 new machines


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


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


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


Distribution partnership with John Deere


Establishment of regional branches opened in Voronezh and Siberia


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


Start of the sale of pre-owned agricultural machinery


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


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