The POLYPLASTIC Rivulis Irrigation Systems JV will bring high quality micro irrigation solutions to Russia to improve farm productivity and drive higher yields.
Gvat, Israel and Moscow, Russia – Rivulis, a global micro irrigation solutions innovator and POLYPLASTIC Group, the CIS’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer for the infrastructure and agriculture sectors, announced today that they signed a definitive agreement to establish a joint venture in Russia, becoming the first Tier 1 commercial and manufacturing micro irrigation operations in Russia.
The joint venture will combine the POLYPLASTIC Group’s established brand, expertise in plastic pipeline and infrastructure solutions and wide network of manufacturing facilities and sourcing capabilities with Rivulis’ experience as pioneers of the micro irrigation industry, comprehensive product portfolio and ability to deliver complete turnkey projects, to increase the adoption of micro irrigation across Russia.
“Rivulis is proud to join forces with the POLYPLASTIC Group to create the first major multi-national micro irrigation company in Russia,” says Richard Klapholz, CEO of Rivulis. “Expanding our global footprint with manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Russia supports our vision of making micro irrigation accessible globally. We look forward to working together to help better serve the Russian grower community.”
The POLYPLASTIC Rivulis Irrigation Systems joint venture company will set up a local drip line manufacturing facility and warehouse in Volzhskiy, just outside of Volgograd, in the largest agriculture zone in Russia. The joint venture will market and sell Rivulis and Eurodrip products and services as well as relevant POLYPLASTIC pipes. It will commence operations in the spring of 2019.
“As the leading plastic pipe manufacturer in the region, the collaboration is a natural extension of our product portfolio in the agriculture market,” says Miron Gorilovskiy, President of the POLYPLASTIC Group. “Both companies are deeply committed to the Russian market and share the same values of providing high quality products and a full range of solutions.”
Given the region’s strategic focus on agriculture, the POLYPLASTIC Rivulis Irrigation Systems company will lead the transformation of the local agriculture market by improving the irrigation technology and services available to the Russian grower community.
“Beyond establishing a manufacturing facility, the fully local entity will have dedicated management, marketing, sales and support teams. In conjunction with our strong Russian distribution partner network, we will be closer to our customers and better able to help them grow beyond their capabilities today and achieve their future goals,” says Vassilis Kykrilis, General Manager of Rivulis’ Eastern Europe & Middle East Business Unit.
About Rivulis: Rivulis is a global micro irrigation solutions innovator offering the broadest portfolio in the market featuring the industry’s most recognized product brands, including T-Tape, Ro-Drip, D5000 PC, Supertif and Eurodrip Eolos and Eolos Compact.
Established in 1966, Rivulis is headquartered in Israel and has 15 manufacturing and distribution facilities, 2,000 employees, 3 R&D Centers (Israel, California, and Greece) and multiple Design Centers around the globe.
We work with over 3,300 business partners worldwide to provide full turnkey micro irrigation solutions for any, and all, grower needs from individual growers to large corporate plantations in the agriculture, horticulture, greenhouse, landscape and mining industries.
Leading the mass adoption of micro irrigation globally, Rivulis is committed to increasing accessibility to all growers everywhere through simple, affordable and smart technology for a more sustainable future for all.
To learn how Rivulis can help you GROW BEYOND your highest expectations season after season, visit www.rivulis.com
About POLYPLASTIC Group: The POLYPLASTIC Group is the largest Russian and post-SU producer of plastic pipes and thermoplastic compounds. Currently, the company incorporates 17 plants located in different regions of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, a network of trading houses, scientific research and development institutes together with training centers for plastic pipeline welders. Total annual production volume is around 300,000 tons. Personnel number is more than 5,500. The Group’s annual turnover in 2018 exceeds 35 billion rubles.
Having strong production, R&D and marketing potential, the POLYPLASTIC Group is continuously committed to the improvement of existing, and the development of new types of, plastic pipe systems, as well as thermoplastic composite materials for automotive, home appliances, construction and other industries.
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