A new tractor and implement dealership has opened at 101 County Line Road in Sikeston, Missouri. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd. who handled the recent transaction announced that MirTech has opened in the former location of Holt CAT, a Texas based dealership that closed a few months ago.
Kelsey said the dealership is owned by Colorado native Robert Krattli who operates 13 service centers in southwest Russia. The Sikeston dealership will primarily handle CLAAS brand of equipment. CLAAS is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. The company, with corporate headquarters in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader in combine harvesters, self-propelled forage harvesters and is also a top performer in world-wide agricultural engineering with tractors, agricultural balers and green harvesting machinery. The CLAAS product portfolio also includes state-of-the-art farming information technology. The company employs 11,500 workers worldwide and reported a turnover of 3.8 billion euros in the financial year of 2015.
MirTech, one of four distributors of CLAAS equipment in Russia, is for the Western Delta region in United States, where Holt CAT has withdrawn its agribusiness branches from Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Sikeston, Missouri. The territory encompassed by the preliminary agreement with MirTech takes in the Missouri boot heel and northeastern Arkansas.
Kelsey said the high traffic location along Highway 60 in Sikeston consisting of 22,600 square-feet of buildings on 16 acres was originally built and occupied to sell the Case and Kubota brand farm equipment. His company sold the property 6 years ago to Holt CAT from Texas and again handled the most recent transaction to MirTech Harvest Center for Holt CAT. No details of the transaction were disclosed by the Lorimont commercial broker.