About us

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, Ekotechnika AG is the German parent company of EkoNiva-Technika, the largest distributor of agriculture equipment in Russia. We have operated in the Russian agricultural market for more than 20 years. The Technology and Agriculture divisions were separated in 2011. The Agricultural Division, which primarily specialises in dairy production, today operates under the name of Ekosem-Agrar.

Employing 490 people (30.9.2017), EkoNiva-Technika serves local farmers in three regions (Central Russia, Chernozem region, Siberia). The range of activity comprises trade in agricultural machinery (including consulting, buying and selling machinery), trade in spare parts and after-sales services. The Group is currently also starting to trade technological solutions and equipment in precision farming and works equally active with development of services and products in the sphere of Smart Farming as this area has very large potential on the market.

Most of the Group’s products are now manufactured or assembled directly in Russia by local subsidiaries of foreign suppliers and purchased there, some machinery and spare parts are sourced from Western Europe or North America.

The Group’s principal supplier is the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, USA. The product portfolio also includes products of other leading suppliers such as JCB UK (telescopic handlers), Vaederstad (tillage), Grimme (potato harvesting technology).

Our sales territory covers an area the size of Germany, France and Italy taken together, we are the market leader in all regions of our responsibility

Ekotechnika and EkoNiva-Technika are led by a very experienced German-Russian management team. The founder, managing partner and managing director is Stefan Dürr, who has been active in Russia’s agricultural sector since the late 1980s and has been instrumental in its modernisation over the past years. In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his contributions to the German-Russian agricultural dialogue. Two years earlier, he was the first German entrepreneur to receive the Pjotr-Stolypin Prize, which is awarded to “Russia’s agricultural elite”.

(as per 31 january 2018)