Dizengoff Nigeria, leading agricultural solution provider, has announced an international partnership with CASE IH, a global leader in agricultural equipment manufacturing.
The CEO/Country Manager of Dizengoff Nigeria, Mr. Antti Ritvonen, who made the announcement at a press conference in Lagos, said, “we are very excited to be partnering Case IH in the area of providing quality tractors to Nigerian farmers, as we intend to improve farming substantially as well as revolutionise the Nigerian agricultural sector through mechanisation.”
Accoding to him, for Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in food production, farmers need to embrace mechanisation in their farming activities. He said a lot of farmers today in Nigeria still depend on hand tools such as hoes and cutlasses, which are time consuming, laborious and very inefficient.
He added: “We believe this partnership is very important to Nigerian farmers, as it will impact positively on their production. We are committed to selling the most reliable and productive agricultural equipment solutions available.”
Also speaking at the event, the Commercial Manager, Tractor and Implement, Mr. Damisa Enahoro, said, “without doubt, mechanisation is the solution every farmer will need to improve production and eliminate loss of time. Nigeria has the potential of becoming the food basket of Africa, and mechanisation is key to achieving it. This will invariably stimulate the overall economy of Nigeria.”
Damisa explained that the partnership would enable Dizengoff to get all its technicians and service team trained by CASE IH with the sole aim of providing a robust after-sales support to its customers.
Case IH is a global player with a long-established reputation for powerful, highly productive agricultural equipment and an incomparable heritage of leadership, innovation and reliability, built since its foundation in 1842 in Racine (USA).
Through its partnership with CASE IH, Dizengoff sells and supports its full range of tractors, including the JX and JXT Series of all- purpose machines ranging from 75 to 125 hp and further. Both Series are well-suited for the Nigerian farmers looking for small, maneuverable, highly versatile tractors they can use for soil preparation, to operate implements and pull trailers, as well as for transport.
Case IH product offering also includes medium and high horsepower tractors, the world-renowned Axial-Flow combine harvesters, balers, and a complete line of specialized equipment such as the most advanced sugar cane harvesters and cotton pickers available in the market.
Dizengoff Nigeria is a member of the Balton CP Group UK, with presence in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopian and Nigeria). In Nigeria, the company was established in 1958, making it 59 years of operations in Nigeria. Dizengoff has 2 major divisions; Agriculture and Communications Technology.