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Star Dealership On Board With Jensen

Star Dealership On Board With Jensen: Momentum continues to grow behind the Jensen brand this year with the appointment of another brand-new dealer in the South West.

Elmstar Machinery, based in Newton Abbot, will be responsible for sales, service, parts and hire of Jensen woodchippers throughout the entire county of Devon.

Star Dealership On Board With Jensen

Elmstar has been trading for 10 years in 2019, celebrating its 10-year anniversary this January. With dedicated and well-stocked workshops, and coverage across all of Devon, Elmstar Machinery is an excellent addition to the Jensen network.

Jason Wignall, Elmstar Machinery Co-owner, is extremely pleased with the new partnership and is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the premium brand that is Jensen.

“We do sell a range of domestic and professional groundcare machinery, as well as chainsaws, but the adoption of a woodchipper brand opens up new and exciting potential for us in the arboriculture sector across Devon.”

“We are delighted to be able to add this established brand to our portfolio.”

This latest appointment comes hot on the heels of two other new dealership appointments in the UK, with Field and Forest Machinery, Scotland and P. Tuckwells in East England both joining the Jensen dealer line up in November 2018, and another in Kent coming very soon.

Now available to buy, hire, service and obtain spare parts from 19 dealer locations across the whole of the UK, Jensen is going from strength to strength. This is evident by the exceptional growth in sales and brand awareness throughout 2018, only the second year of trading as part of the T H WHITE Machinery Imports division and led by Business Manager Bill Johnston.

Naturally, Bill is excited with the continued expansion of the Jensen dealer network:
“2018 was an excellent year for Jensen, with a growing network of dealers across the country, a series of successful events in the Arb Show, APF and SALTEX, and increasing awareness across the industry of the world’s original woodchippers from Jensen.

“2019 is already looking like another exciting year, with even more high calibre dealers set to join the Jensen line up, and we are delighted to welcome Elmstar Machinery into our Jensen family. We are confident they will provide exceptional customer service and support for all things Jensen for our Devon customers.”

Contact Jason on 01803 813281 to discuss Jensen woodchippers or find out more about Elmstar Machinery at www.elmstar.co.uk

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New Depots For Kubota Dealership

New Depots For Kubota Dealership: West Country Kubota dealership, Vincent Tractors & Plant have announced the dates for the official opening of their two new depots in Devon.

The Fraddon based machinery dealership has opened two new depots.  The first one in Holsworthy on the Holsworthy Industrial Estate, whilst the second is at Smithaleigh (Choakford Corner, Plympton, PL7 5BB).  Both depots will focus on the full range of Kubota equipment – agriculture, construction and groundcare.

New Depots For Kubota Dealership

With both depots now open to customers there will be official launch events at both sites.  Holsworthy will officially open on 5th December 2018, whilst Smithaleigh will open on 11th December 2018.

To launch the new depots there will be an open day at each site between 12 noon and 8pm.  Visitors will be able to see much of the Kubota product range, meet the team and tour the facilities as well as enter an exclusive prize draw.

Paul Vincent, Managing Director of Vincent Tractors & Plant said “We are all very excited about the company expansion, and the opening of the two new depots”.

“Both depots will have sales, parts and service departments offering local support.  My sons, Nick and Alec, have joined the business to ensure that it continues to grow and provide family values and support to our existing customers in Cornwall and to our new customers in Devon.  We look forward to providing the same high level of customer service from the Devon depots, as we have done in Cornwall for the last 52 years.”

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Kubota Dealership Strengthens Sales Team

Kubota Dealership Strengthens Sales Team: Cornwall and Devon Kubota Dealership, Vincent Tractors & Plant has strengthened its construction machinery sales team with the appointment of a new sales person, Dexter Ball.

Dexter is the new point of contact for construction sales in Cornwall for the Fraddon based machinery dealership.  He joins Nick Vincent, construction sales manager for Devon, and strengthens the company’s expanding construction section.

Kubota Dealership Strengthens Sales Team

Paul Vincent, Managing Director of Vincent Tractors & Plant said “Dexter joins the company at an exciting time.  The construction side of the business has steadily grown in recent years and is now an important part of the whole business.  With the opening of two new depots in Devon later this year at Holsworthy and Smithaleigh, we needed to strengthen the construction sales team.”

“Dexter’s appointment means that we will be able to continue to provide high levels of customer service to our existing client base in Cornwall whilst growing our construction sales in Devon.  With a background in customer service and sales in the hire industry, Dexter brings years of industry insight and knowledge with him.  We are delighted to have him join our team.  This new appointment will allow Nick to focus more on construction sales in Devon.”

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John Deere Dealership Changes

John Deere Dealership Changes: John Deere dealer Winchester Garden Machinery Ltd has decided to relinquish its professional golf & turf business at the end of October 2018, while retaining Deere’s full homeowner equipment franchise. Neighbouring dealers Farol Ltd and Hunt Forest Group will share WGM’s existing professional sales area of responsibility, with Farol’s Midhurst outlet covering West Sussex and Surrey and Hunt Forest Group at Chilbolton taking on Hampshire.

Winchester Garden Machinery has been supplying and maintaining garden and commercial grass care machinery since 1969. It will continue to trade as a main John Deere homeowner dealer, specialising in walk-behind mowers and lawn tractors, from its three domestic machinery sales locations at Winchester and Liss in Hampshire and Sunningdale in Surrey. The business also includes a Forest & Arb Sales division, which was introduced in the early 2000s.

John Deere Dealership Changes

“After over 20 years of supplying and supporting the professional golf & turf sector, Winchester Garden Machinery Ltd has taken the decision to relinquish the franchise for this side of John Deere’s business,” says WGM dealer principal Andrew Hoskings, the company’s owner and co-founder with industry stalwart Robin Nettle, who sadly died of cancer earlier this year. “This decision has not been taken lightly, and with the growth in other sectors of our business – domestic, forestry and commercial – we will continue to be strong trading partners with John Deere on homeowner equipment.

“We will continue to support John Deere’s professional machinery with warranty within the valid dates and undertake service work as required. Winchester Garden machinery is very proud of its association with John Deere and of our reputation as one of the UK’s largest specialist dealers of lawn and garden machinery, and we look forward to the future with confidence.”

Farol will now manage a total of six John Deere agricultural and turf dealerships from the Midlands down through London to the south coast of England.

“Being awarded the new area of responsibility for John Deere’s golf and turf product range in West Sussex is an incredibly exciting prospect for Farol Midhurst,” says managing director Matthew Vellacott. “We will look to continue and build on the high standards of service established by Winchester Garden Machinery, and aim to grow the business with the additional benefits of resources and specialisms that come from being part of a larger group.

“Since Farol’s debut in the professional golf and turf machinery business eight years ago, we have seen exceptional business and market share growth. This now contributes over £20 million to the group’s turnover, which makes Farol one of the largest professional groundscare machinery dealerships in the UK.

“We believe that our industry leading machine technology and aftersales departments have been key to this success, and we now look forward to demonstrating this support to our new customers in the south of the country. This latest addition to the group will undoubtedly take our golf and turf business from strength to strength.”

R Hunt Ltd and New Forest Farm Machinery Ltd recently signed an agreement to merge their two businesses under the new name Hunt Forest Group from January 1, 2019. R Hunt has been a John Deere agricultural equipment dealer since 1971 and currently runs four outlets covering Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and the Isle of Wight. New Forest Farm Machinery trades from two outlets in Hampshire and Somerset and has been a John Deere agricultural dealer since 1979, and a professional turf dealer since 1986.

“This new area of responsibility sees our business expand its professional turf coverage and capability into Winchester and East Hampshire by adding the John Deere turf franchise to our existing Chilbolton facility,” says Hunt Forest Group managing director Tim Hunt. “We will be providing full sales, service and parts support for all John Deere professional turf products from Chilbolton, alongside our other outlets at Blashford, Sparkford, Tilshead and Isle of Wight, from November 2018.

“Following the recent news regarding the creation of Hunt Forest Group, we are able to quickly leverage the experience and staff within our new organisation. We are pleased to say we have immediate coverage for the new professional turf area of responsibility in Hampshire, with knowledgeable staff who will already be very familiar to many customers. We are very excited about the opportunity this brings and look forward to our customers and Hunt Forest Group growing together.”

For more information, visit: www.JohnDeere.co.uk

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