Gerdau Best of Land Award, the largest prize in South America for the sector of agricultural machinery and equipment, announced its winners for 2013, year of its 31st edition, in the International Fair of Agricultural Technology in Action, in Ribeirão Preto (Brazil). The following companies received the trophies of the category New Product - Agrishow: CNH Latin America, Valmont Indústria e Comércio LTDA, Agrale S.A., and Menta Mit Máquinas Agrícolas LTDA.
To define the winners, the Judging Commission toured the fair for three days before its official opening and carefully analyzed the 16 machines and equipment registered, interviewing the manufacturers and their representatives. The category New Product - Agrishow is geared towards machinery and equipment launched less than a year ago and exhibited at the 2013 edition of the Agrishow.About Gerdau Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries - in the Americas, Europe and Asia - which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid.