The acquisition of Unimil will enable Deere to provide an expanded portfolio of parts with cost-effective solutions for customers
Deere & Company has agreed to acquire Brazilian aftermarket service parts business, Unimil, for an undisclosed sum.
Based in Piracicaba of Sao Paulo, Unimil provides aftermarket service parts for sugarcane harvesters.
Unimil to hold its current brand name
Unimil, which was established in 1999, employs around 430 people. The acquisition of Unimil will allow Deere to provide an expanded portfolio of parts with cost-effective solutions for customers.
Unimil will hold its current brand name. Deere is also planning to continue the current direct-to-customer business model of selling Unimil products, as well as offering dealers to provide additional services and support to sugarcane customers.
Brazil is claimed to be the number one supplier of sugarcane in the world. It produces around one-third of the world’s annual production.
Deere’s worldwide agriculture and Americas turf division president Cory Reed said: “The decision to acquire this company in the aftermarket parts business emphasizes our commitment to customers.
“Unimil has earned the confidence of customers in the sugarcane parts business by providing excellent service and products.”
Reed also noted that the addition of Unimil further shows John Deere’s commitment to the sugarcane business in Brazil.
Recently, Deere has launched a new sugarcane harvester, which is designed to significantly minimise production costs.
Via JD Link, Deere also provides connected support to enhance equipment uptime and grower productivity.
Earlier this month, John Deere has announced the latest G-Series forestry swing machines, which comes with increased options.
The forestry swing machine features new updates, which include improvements to the machine design and more standard features that offer loggers a streamlined and reliable machine.
In August, John Deere has introduced LS475 Liquid System option for its F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator.
The new liquid application system is claimed to allow operators to cover more acres, with few refilling stops, while offering capacity, speed, comfort and reliability that they can expect with the F4365 machines.