April 12, 2007
Kesko Agro opens a new outlet in Riga Latvia
SIA Kesko Agro Latvija, a subsidiary of Kesko Agro Ltd, opened today a new outlet in Riga, Latvia. The new outlet will primarily focus on Konekesko Ltd's B-to-B sales and the clientele will mainly consistof earthmoving, industrial and forest machinery companies. Konekesko operates in the Baltic countries under the name of Kesko Machineryas part of Kesko Agro's business.
SIA Kesko Agro Latvija's management, financial administration and marketing will be located in the new outlet, which will also house Kesko Machinery's product sales, spare part stock, and service and training centre. SIA Kesko Agro Latvija has about 190 employees in all, about 25 of whom work for Kesko Machinery.
In the planning of new premises, customer expectations concerning after-sales services and opportunities for machinery demonstrations, in particular, have been taken into account. The delivery reliability of spare parts and the fast availability of maintenance services provided the basis when designing the outlet for the growing market. The objective of Kesko Machinery is to improve after-sales customer service and enhance customer loyalty in the company's product representations.
The total area of the Riga outlet is 5,800 sq.m, which includes thesales display, service and maintenance, and storage areas. The outlet is located at Tiraines iela 15, Riga, LV-1058, Latvia and the web pages are available at www.keskoagro.lv.
Kesko Agro Ltd has been operating in the Baltic countries since 1994, when it started business in Estonia. Kesko Agro Ltd has subsidiaries in each Baltic state: Kesko Agro Eesti AS in Estonia, SIA Kesko Agro Latvija in Latvia and UAB Kesko Agro Lietuva in Lithuania. Agricultural and machinery trading centres are located in Jüri and Rakvere in Estonia, and in Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania. The machinery centre in Riga is the centre for the Latvian machinery trade. An agricultural trading outlet will be opened in Jelgava, Latvia in spring 2007. Kesko Agro Ltd has a total of 15 outlets in the Baltic countries, of which the two opened at the beginning of 2007 are located in Panevezys, Lithuania and in Paide, Estonia.
About Aker Yards:
Kesko (www.kesko.fi) is a retail specialist whose stores offer quality to the daily lives of consumers through valued products and services at competitive prices. Kesko operates in the Nordic and Baltic countriesand Russia.
President Seppo Hämäläinen, Kesko Agro Ltd, tel. +358 50 310 4090
President Aatos Kivelä, Konekesko Ltd, tel. +358 500 431 944
Sales Director Jorma Mattinen, Konekesko Ltd, tel. +358 500 428 891
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