British Lister Wilder expands its forest machine range and starts representing KESLA tractor attachments in the south of England

01.06.2020 News

Lister Wilder is delighted to announce that it brings Kesla into the fold from 1st of June 2020 and becomes the sole dealer of the highly acclaimed franchise in the south of England. As a longstanding AGCO dealer of the pioneering Valtra franchise, it was a natural progression for Lister Wilder to bring Valtra’s valued partner Kesla into the fold.

Dan Sharood, Valtra Brand Manager at Lister Wilder, comments, ‘We’re thrilled to be adding Kesla to our product portfolio and continuing that partnership the KESLA brand has with Valtra to deliver a full comprehensive package solution to the end customer. The range will include forest trailers, loaders and woodchippers, and our Service Team have recently been trained remotely in each of these product categories. We very much look forward to working with the team at Kesla who share similar values to us as a family owned business for 60 and over 70 years respectively, and an unequivocally shared passion in forestry and farming solutions across all sectors.’

Dan brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in the forestry sector prior to agricultural sales, and has spent the last 10 years representing the Valtra brand; of which six were at Lister Wilder spearheading the business’ efforts within forestry and arboriculture.

Janne Sinkkonnen, Director of Tractor Attachments Business at Kesla says, ‘Here at Kesla we have found a great partner in Lister Wilder to represent our brand in the south of England. We have followed their success in representing the Valtra brand over the years and their continued efforts to ensure the forestry sector has the necessary equipment and all-important back-up to continue to grow. The partnership is very much a natural move and we look forward to working closely with the team to ensure our product range is front of mind and in the hands of those who require cutting edge forestry and farming solutions. ’

More information
Kesla Oyj, Tractor Attachments Business
Director, Janne Sinkkonen tel. +358 40 513 8910,
Get more information about the KESLA Tractor Attachments range on Lister Wilder’s webpage or by calling Dan Sharood tel. 07585 118 136 or 01491 838388.

Kesla is an engineering workshop group specialised in the development, marketing and manufacturing of forest technology and material processing. It produces high-quality material handling solutions that integrate with the client’s platform, create a fantastic user experience and boost the client’s business activity.  Kesla’s business activity is focused on three business areas: tractor equipment, logging equipment and auto and industry cranes. The group’s turnover for 2019 was MEUR 47, of which 68% was attributable to export operations. Established in 1960, Kesla has production facilities in Joensuu, Kesälahti and Ilomantsi, as well as a sales office in Appenweier, Germany. Kesla employs about 250 people. Kesla’s A series shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. 2020 is Kesla’s 60th anniversary. #yourlifetimematch


On the left - Janne Sinkkonen, Tractor Attachments' Business Director at Kesla, on the right - Dan Sharood, Valtra Brand Manager at Lister Wilder.