Deere and Company has announced that it will acquire Unimil, a privately-held company in the aftermarket service parts business for sugarcane harvesters. Unimil, located in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, was founded back in 1999. It has about 430 employees and has become known for its sugarcane harvester parts.
"The decision to acquire this company in the aftermarket parts business emphasizes our commitment to customers," said Cory Reed, president of Deere's Worldwide Agriculture and Turf Division in the Americas. "Unimil has earned the confidence of customers in the sugarcane parts business by providing excellent service and products."
The new deal highlights Deere’s commitment to the sugarcane business in Brazil, as well as its commitment to helping customers reduce their sugarcane production costs. Through JD Link, Deere will also be able to offer connected support to maximize equipment uptime and grower productivity.
With Unimil, Deere can now provide an expanded portfolio of parts with cost-effective solutions and will continue the direct-to-customer business model of selling Unimil products. It will also provide additional services to support sugarcane customers in the future.
Brazil is the number one supplier of sugarcane in the world, producing one-third of the world’s annual production at nearly twice as much as any other country.To learn more about all of the equipment Deere has to offer, visit www.JohnDeere.com.