Press release

New CLAAS sales partner in Turkey

CLAAS is to reorganise its sales operations in Turkey starting 1 October 2017. To achieve this, the agricultural machinery manufacturer has recruited a new importer, the Turkish firm ASKO Agricultural Machinery Industry and Trade, which has been granted exclusive distribution rights to look after CLAAS' business and after sales service for the entire product portfolio.

ASKO is a member of the well-known SANKO Group, a family owned business with successful branches in many areas of the Turkish industrial sector, including manufacturing tractors and construction machinery.

ASKO will expand the current dealer network in Turkey. The particular objective is to ensure nationwide supply of after-sales service. "Besides selling machinery, the idea behind teaming up with ASKO is to get closer to our customers and to advance and improve our parts and machinery service. Naturally we also want to continue professionalising and expanding our product consulting and sales by creating regional contact centres that cater to the needs of our consumers," explains Stephan Klosterkamp, Regional President, Africa & Middle East.

The agricultural sector is extremely important in Turkey, so the country offers a great deal of potential for CLAAS. ASKO will appear in public as the new CLAAS partner for the first time at the agricultural fair Bursa Agriculture from 11 to 15 October.