NEW AQUISITION: John Deere has bought Mazzotti, a high-end Italian sprayer manufacturer.

Deere buys Italian spray company

JOHN Deere has announced that it has bought Mazzotti, a privately-held sprayer manufacturer based in Ravenna, Italy.

"Mazzotti is known for its innovation as well as its unique knowledge, designs, and expertise in the sprayer industry," said John May, president, agricultural solutions and chief information officer.

"The acquisition of Mazzotti provides John Deere an opportunity to serve more customers in European markets," Mr May said.

Mazzotti, a 30-year-old family-owned business which built its first self-propelled machine in 1987, will maintain its name, trademark, and commercial agreements and will continue serving customers with high quality products and services.

Mr May said Mazzotti would have the full support and commitment of John Deere to enhance its already successful sprayer business.