CNH Global, a Fiat Industrial company and a worldwide leader in the agricultural and construction equipment industry, is strengthening its relationship with De Lage Landen to provide its customers in the Russian Federation...

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MOSCOW, Russia -- (October 11, 2011) -- CNH Global, a Fiat Industrial company and a worldwide leader in the agricultural and construction equipment industry, is strengthening its relationship with De Lage Landen to provide its customers in the Russian Federation with competitive retail finance programs, which will be offered under the CNH Capital name. To this end, CNH International and CNH-KAMAZ Commerce, subsidiaries of CNH Global, have entered into an enhanced program agreement with De Lage Landen. The activity will be run collaboratively and managed by an Executive Committee comprising equal representation.

The financing program, which will be operational from the beginning of 2012, will be staffed by a dedicated sales team that will work closely with CNH’s four brands: New Holland Agriculture, New Holland Construction, Case IH and Case Construction Equipment, their dealers, and their customers.

CNH and De Lage Landen first established their relationship in Poland in 2007. On the back of the success of this collaboration, the two companies turned their attention to the Russian market, where they established a standard vendor program agreement in 2010. This new enhanced program agreement replaces the previous one, extending the opportunities for the two partners and offering operators in the agricultural and construction equipment industries competitive retail financing plans.

"I am very pleased to see this relationship expanding further into the Central and Eastern Europe region,” commented Frans Janssen, Senior Vice President CEE region De Lage Landen. “CNH is a key partner and we expect continued success in the Russian market. While the vendor lease model is unique in Russia, the completion of this agreement proves that our efforts are working and vendors are seeing the benefit that partnership financing can bring to their sales."

Carlo Alberto Sisto, Senior Director Trade Finance CNH International added, "We are very pleased with the new agreement with De Lage Landen, which will expand the offer of financing programs available under the CNH Capital name. Our collaboration with them, both in Poland and in the Russian Federation, has been extremely positive for us and I have no doubt that this new, enhanced agreement will be of mutual benefit for our companies and for our customers."

Tom Meredith, President Global Business Unit Food & Agriculture De Lage Landen commented on the two companies’ relationship, “De Lage Landen has been working closely with CNH on this opportunity and we believe that our collaborative relationship will allow us to creatively and profitably support the CNH brands in Russia."

"This agreement aims at improving the level of service offered to our customers,” concluded Mario Gasparri, General Manager of CNH International. “By making available dedicated financial packages and tailored options to meet our customers’ business requirements, this agreement will increase their buying power and the competitiveness of our brands’ reliable equipment and high productivity technologies.”

The extensive size of the agricultural and construction equipment markets in Russia, combined with the focus of the Russian government on developing these industries and the market position of the CNH brands, provides considerable potential for growth for both partners as a result of this new agreement.


Notes to the editor:

CNH Global is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by approximately 11,300 dealers in about 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at

CNH International, a subsidiary of CNH Global, is the company responsible for the manufacture, sales, distribution and after sales operations of agricultural and construction branded equipment in over 120 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Asia and Oceania, encompassing Australia, China and India. CNH International was established in 2007 to strengthen CNH’s brands focus in emerging and high-growth markets.

CNH-KAMAZ Commerce is a subsidiary of CNH-KAMAZ Commercial, a joint venture between CNH and OJSC KAMAZ established in 2010 to distribute and service agricultural and construction equipment in the Russian Federation.

De Lage Landen, a fully owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group, is specialized in asset-based financing programs for equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors all over the world. Our programs cover our customers’ total distribution chain, as well as the entire lease lifecycle. We offer customers a single source for leasing, administration, risk and asset management solutions. De Lage Landen’s diversified solutions include car leasing in the European market and consumer finance and factoring in the Dutch home market. Establishing a close and long-lasting relationship with our customers is at the heart of our company culture. This requires a genuine interest in and a thorough understanding of our customers’ business needs and goals. We partner with our customers to tailor solutions and develop programs that support mutual growth and profitability. We care not only about our customers, but also about the communities in which we operate. We strive to have a positive social and environmental impact through our products and the way we conduct business.  For more information, visit