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Machinery sales becomes separate business unit


The Danish Agro group is setting up a separate business unit for machine sales under a Finnish director.

Size of turnover, exploitation of synergies and future potential are the reasons for the move according to group CEO Christian Junker.

- Thanks to our international and strategic partnerships, the Danish Agro group's activities within machinery sales have grown considerably since 2012, reaching the point at which total turnover is now EUR 335 billion in Finland, Estonia, Poland and the Czech Republic. To create the best conditions for more growth, we are going to separate machinery sales from our other agribusiness activities to become a standalone business unit within the group. We believe the move will make better use of synergies, experience and coordination across borders, says Christian Junker, and adds:

- We have also decided to give the new division its own management at group level. Since we started in this area back in 2012, machinery sales have been under the group board. Ensio Hytonen, CEO of the group's Finnish agribusiness activities, has been appointed director of machinery sales  at group level. He has many years of in-depth experience of the business, and I am convinced that he can develop and grow our activities to make them even stronger, says Christian Junker.

The 80 subsidiaries of the Danish Agro group will be divided into six business areas: Agribusiness Denmark, Agribusiness International, Agribusiness Support, Agribusiness Machinery, Agribusiness Special Feed and Food Activities.