Global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment AGCO has announced its best performing dealers for 2015, naming Hays-based Lang Diesel Inc. top five in overall sales out of all North American dealerships.

The Lang family founded LDI in 1988 and since has led the company to top-ten rankings for the last 16 years, now in the fifth-place spot.

“Winning this award is a direct result of the continuous hard work carried out by our team in the past year to improve our relationships with our customers,” said LDI President Brian Lang. “We have a very talented team who continues to bring passion and innovation to LDI on a daily basis. It is an honor to see their hard work recognized by our industry peers.”

Brian Lang and his son, Brent, general manager, accepted the award at AGCO’s annual dealer meeting last month. They say watching LDI’s continued growth and serving an increasing number of customers across the state have been even more rewarding.

“We opened as a small Hays repair shop in 1988 and started offering AGCO’s Gleaner combines in 1993. By 1998, we were the top-selling Gleaner dealer in North America and have been ever since,” Brian Lang said. “We now offer a full line of AGCO equipment and have expanded to 12 locations across Kansas to better serve our surrounding communities.”

While the family-owned business has grown to a large-scale level, LDI’s focus on quality and commitment is key to its foundation and vision for the future.

“Brian had a strong service-minded background from the start,” Brent Lang said. “Those principles that initially shaped the heart of his business are still a strong consideration in every part of our company.”

The Lang family plans to keep LDI’s growth moving into the future by expanding its reach and discovering ways to help even more people. LDI would like to thank customers for their continued support because without it, LDI’s success would not be possible.

“As we work to continue being a top AGCO dealer, our goal will always be to give customers the best experience possible,” Brian Lang said.