John Deere, founded in 1837, is one of America’s oldest and most respected corporations and has built its reputation globally over the last 175 years. Today is it recognized as the largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the world, with over 100 manufacturing facilities across the globe and 18 marketing branches. John Deere Financial is one of its critical businesses offering one-stop financial solutions to customers.
John Deere have been conducting business in South Africa for the past 50 years and in November 2009 branched out into Sub Sahara Africa and now support customers and dealers in 48 counties. Africa is today a core market for John Deere with focused ambitions to unlock mechanization potential in Sub Sahara Africa.
Lack of access to finance is a major constraint to unlocking the potential of agriculture in Africa. John Deere Financial aims to reduce this constraint. John Deere's dealer infrastructure in Africa is in key locations so as to be as accessible as possible to customers. And who better to trust for your financing than the company who built the equipment in the first place. John Deere is represented in 9 focus African countries with 10 main dealerships in South Africa and 61 locations across the rest of South Africa. John Deere Financial knows the equipment, how it’s used, and what it means to your livelihood. “It’s important for customers to understand that we do not offer just straight funding but that we able to be creative and flexible in order to meet a client’s needs and cash flow.” says Jacques Taylor, Managing Director (John Deere Financial Sub Saharan Africa).” You can take advantage of our flexible payment options, competitive rates (prime less 2%*), plus a fast and easy application process,” he adds.
At John Deere Financial the sole purpose is to help customers invest in the future success of their business by providing the full range of financing for John Deere equipment, including Hire Purchase, Finance Lease and Rental options.
John Deere is committed to those linked to the land and is determined to make a difference in the lives of people in agriculture in Sub Sahara Africa, regardless of the size of his or her operations. John Deere wants to be more than a brand in Africa.