MORGANTOWN, Pa., June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltzfus Spreaders, a leading manufacturer of wet-lime, litter, row-crop and multi-use ground-driven agricultural spreaders since 1945, announced it will partner with Agri Direct Company Ltd.. Kasai-gun, Hokkaido, Japan as the exclusive Stoltzfus Spreaders distributor for the country.
Agri Direct will stock units at its location for sale, trade show exhibits, demonstrations and overall brand-building through its extensive dealer network in Japan. Founded in 2000, Agri Direct has quickly become a leading Japanese importer for agricultural and construction equipment from major manufacturers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the U.S.
Stoltzfus Spreaders' first container load shipment to Agri Direct arrived in March. It included custom CU100 10-ton Redhawk™ ground-driven units. Customizations-based on the requirements of local farmers-included electric actuated banding deflectors, front-mounted gate height indicators with electric actuated gate, heavy specification 15-ton undercarriages and oversized tires.
Stoltzfus Spreaders President Bernard Hershberger said, "We are very excited to grow with one of the largest short-line ag distributors in Japan and we look forward to working with Agri Direct in a market that would be difficult logistically for us to serve directly.
"We have a lot to offer the Japanese market with our ability to customize units to specific farming needs. Having a partner like Agri Direct is of utmost importance in truly understanding their needs and supplying the right spreaders to the Japanese agriculture sector."
"At Agri Direct, we are dedicated to customer success; we have high standards for our equipment suppliers," said Import Manager Yuta Abe.
"After visiting Stoltzfus Spreaders, we feel they are a great fit for Agri Direct's Japanese dealer network because they share our customer-focused values and have high product standards. Our customers will greatly benefit from machines sized and configured for their purpose and our shared passion for providing exceptional customer service."
Headquartered in Morgantown, Pa., Stoltzfus Spreaders has been supplying spreaders to global agricultural markets for 70 years, longer than any independent spreader manufacturer in America. All products are made in the U.S.
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