Belarus-China JV to assemble 1 thous. maize harvesters in 2011
19 January 2011
“Harbin Dong Jin Gomel Agricultural Engineering Enterprise” JV Co., Ltd. (Heilongjiang Province, China) is going to assemble 1 thousand self-propelled maize ear harvesters in 2011. The statement was announced by Ivan Proturo, First Deputy Director General of PA “Gomselmash”.
Gomselmash has already started the harvester vehicle set manufacture. The finished harvesters will be shipped in such a way to deliver all the planned machinery sets for harvesting maize by the beginning of the new harvest season.
The maize ear harvester KPS-4 (КПС-4) (self-propelled harvester, four rows) has been designed by Gomselmash specialists. In autumn 2010, the machine passed tests in China which resulted in the decision to start out its batch production there. As our interviewee said the manufacture launch was very promising since maize ear harvesting was commonly widespread in China and market outlets for the machines were literally immense. “Sure, it won’t be easy: hardly had we finished tests than we had to boost production that much. Still we have some difficulty but we are not going to give up since it is a real breakthrough in boosting exports,” – Ivan Proturo stated.
The Belarus-China JV was established in 2009. Its founders appeared to be PA “Gomselmash” and the Chinese Dong Jin Group Corp. Last year the enterprise assembled 100 self-propelled forage mowers KSK-600 “Palesse FS60” intended for mowing down maize at any grain ripeness stage, sunflower and other tall-stalked crops with their simultaneous chopping and loading the mass into transport trailers. The similar production volumes of the machinery are scheduled for the current year.
Production Association "Gomselmash" is a multi profile manufacturer, producing technologically interrelated line of agricultural technique for cultivating and harvesting of main crops using the modern agrarian technologies. The enterprise production line includes combines and sets for harvesting cereals, maize, other forage crops, sugar beet and potato.