Business news from Ukraine


23 March , 2021  

Astarta agricultural holding, the largest sugar producer in Ukraine, has contracted 20 new 8R Series John Deere tractors’ engine range 320-370 horsepower equipped with AgriChain Farm production management modules, the company said in a press release.
“ASTARTA uses AgriChain as a single data system for agribusiness management, which is why the capability to integrate data from machinery with AgriChain modules is one of the key determinants in selecting the model and producer of the tractors,” Head of the Agriculture Division of the company Vadym Skrypnyk said.
The company said that during the operation of John Deere tractors, an open platform My John Deere collects and analyzes their telemetry data, which enables to monitor in real time technological operations, energy use, workload, idle periods and their causes, thereby providing management with the opportunity to receive a comprehensive range of data for agricultural production management.
According to Astarta, during the implementation of the second stage of its five-year investment program aimed at upgrading its agricultural machinery, the first seven units have already been received in 2021. The remaining 13 will be supplied soon. In 2020, the company purchased 31 John Deere tractors.
Astarta is a vertically integrated agro-industrial holding operating in eight regions of Ukraine.