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T H WHITE completes acquisition

T H WHITE completes acquisition: T H WHITE Group has now completed the acquisition of Murley Agricultural Supplies Ltd, including its Agriculture, Construction, Garden Machinery & Smallholders & Estates operations at Warwick and Stourport. Murley’s Vehicle business is not part of this acquisition.

Combining Murley’s impressive track record in its trading sectors with the resources of T H WHITE – which has been in business since 1832 – will facilitate ever-increasing levels of customer service and support. For staff and customers it’s really business as usual, with just a name change above the door.

T H WHITE completes acquisition

T H WHITE completes acquisition

At the Warwick branch Murley’s Agricultural operations now trade as T H WHITE Agriculture and the Garden Machinery side of the business will continue under the T H WHITE Country Store & Garden Machinery brand. At the Stourport branch Murley’s Construction operations now trade as T H WHITE Construction and the agricultural business now trades as T H WHITE Agriculture, as at Warwick.

The deal means that T H WHITE’s trading territory for New Holland, Manitou and other leading agricultural brands has now been expanded to embrace Warwickshire and Worcestershire, while the Doosan construction machinery franchise at Stourport has been added to T H WHITE’s existing construction offering from Manitou, New Holland and Mecalac.

The new T H WHITE branches are located at: Nelson Lane Sandy Lane Industrial Estate Warwick Titton

Warwickshire                              Stourport-on-Severn
CV34 5JB                                     Worcestershire DY13 9QB
01926 494336                             01299 827002

Opening hours remain the same and all the familiar faces will be there to help customers make the best choices for their business from an extensive stock of equipment and genuine parts. Added to that, customers will now be able to benefit from the businesses being part of a larger group that has built its reputation on helping people get the best from their machinery, land and buildings, across generations.

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T H White expands operations

T H White expands operations: T H WHITE plans to acquire the agricultural, construction and garden machinery operations of the Murley dealerships at Warwick and Stourport.

The expansion of T H WHITE’s businesses to Warwickshire and in Worcestershire is a natural one for the neighbouring dealer, supported by main suppliers, New Holland, Manitou and Doosan. All stakeholders are preparing a smooth transition, meaning continuity for staff and customers, and business as usual for trade with a name change above the door.

T H White expands operations

T H White expands operations

The deal is scheduled to complete on 30th June 2021 subject to concluding the fi nal stages of due diligence and legal processes. With this change, T H WHITE will take on the main franchises currently on offer at Stourport and Warwick, continuing to serve the farming community, construction companies, contractors, small holders and private estates. The garden machinery range available from Warwick will continue from this location, and the established construction operation in Stourport is set to expand T H WHITE’s existing construction off ering from Manitou, New Holland and Mecalac, with the introduction of the Doosan brand.

“This is a purchase which aligns with our strategic aspirations”, comments T H WHITE Director, David Rapkins, “It enables us to grow our Agricultural territory with an established business offering premium brands. It creates a sustainable business able to meet the industry demands of generating scale to fulfil our own objectives as well as those of our suppliers. As a dealer in neighbouring territories with a long history and experience in the sectors, we are well placed to meet the aspirations of Murley customers and are excited by the opportunities it presents”.

T H WHITE Group CEO, Alex Scott adds “We are acquiring a company mirroring our values and culture which will enable us to easily extend our purpose of helping customers get the best from their machinery, land and buildings for generations. We are pleased to provide continuity and maintain and grow relationships with farmers and businesses throughout the region.”

T H WHITE began trading in 1832, serving farmers from an agricultural ironmongery in Devizes. The business is well established as an agricultural machinery supplier, off ering a comprehensive product range from leading brands. The Agricultural division trades from 10 branches in Knockdown, Devizes, Frome, Huntley, Marlborough, Stockbridge, Toddington, Hereford, Warwick and Stourport following the acquisition. The Group’s Groundcare division currently operates from three branches at Knockdown, Stockbridge and Redditch and will run alongside the garden machinery business at Warwick.

The Construction operation is based at Marlborough; Stourport will be added on completion of the deal. T H WHITE Group is a family and staff owned company – a trusted brand in the industry with a culture committed to exemplary customer service.

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Smart move for T H WHITE Groundcare

Smart move for T H WHITE Groundcare: T H WHITE’s Groundcare Division is changing the way it serves its customers in the Reading and Berkshire area in order to deliver even higher levels of service and support.

The company’s existing branch at Arborfield had reached the stage where it would have required significant investment to maintain and develop the quality of service offering customers have come to expect from

Smart move for T H WHITE Groundcare

Smart move for T H WHITE Groundcare

T H WHITE. So, rather than commit resources to a leased site, the decision was made to concentrate investment at the freehold site in Stockbridge. In December 2020 work was started on a new 3,500 sq ft facility at Stockbridge where the majority of T H WHITE’s Arborfield staff will be relocated by the end of March.

This change is part of a strategy in which the company’s Groundcare Division is being integrated with our Agricultural Division to deliver greater efficiencies and customer benefits. T H WHITE’s investment in property, people and processes is being made to assist ground care businesses as the sector adapts the way working practices to achieve the best outcomes in these challenging times.

Key parts of the Stockbridge development are a modern, fully equipped workshop and state-of-the-art parts facility. T H WHITE’s Reading area representatives will continue to be based and operate locally to ensure continuity and Reading customers will continue to be able to access all T H WHITE services with a phone call. When machinery needs servicing, it will be collected and delivered back to customers.

By making this change T H WHITE plans to enhance its 21st century service standards, also securing a firm basis for future developments.

T H WHITE Groundcare’s Reading branch will be fully relocated at Stockbridge from 1 March 2021. From that date contact details will be: T H WHITE Groundcare, Windyridge, Salisbury Road, Houghton Down, Stockbridge, Hants SO20 6JR.

Tel 01264 811260

Sales: Rob Iddeson 07909 895502, Mark Carter 07917 172861, Mark Zealander 07876 396635

Service Manager: Andrew Hannington   01264 811260.   Parts Manager: Kim Larke 01264 811260

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Smart move for T H WHITE

Smart move for T H WHITE: T H WHITE’s Groundcare Division is changing the way it serves its customers in the Reading and Berkshire area in order to deliver even higher levels of service and support.

The company’s existing branch at Arborfield had reached the stage where it would have required significant investment to maintain and develop the quality of service offering customers have come to expect from

Smart move for T H WHITE

Smart move for T H WHITE

T H WHITE. So, rather than commit resources to a leased site, the decision was made to concentrate investment at the freehold site in Stockbridge. In December 2020 work was started on a new 3,500 sq ft facility at Stockbridge where the majority of T H WHITE’s Arborfield staff will be relocated by the end of March.

This change is part of a strategy in which the company’s Groundcare Division is being integrated with our Agricultural Division to deliver greater efficiencies and customer benefits. T H WHITE’s investment in property, people and processes is being made to assist ground care businesses as the sector adapts the way working practices to achieve the best outcomes in these challenging times.

Key parts of the Stockbridge development are a modern, fully equipped workshop and state-of-the-art parts facility. T H WHITE’s Reading area representatives will continue to be based and operate locally to ensure continuity and Reading customers will continue to be able to access all T H WHITE services with a phone call. When machinery needs servicing, it will be collected and delivered back to customers.

By making this change T H WHITE plans to enhance its 21st century service standards, also securing a firm basis for future developments.

T H WHITE Groundcare’s Reading branch will be fully relocated at Stockbridge from 1 March 2021. From that date contact details will be: T H WHITE Groundcare, Windyridge, Salisbury Road, Houghton Down, Stockbridge, Hants SO20 6JR.

Tel 01264 811260

Sales: Rob Iddeson 07909 895502, Mark Carter 07917 172861, Mark Zealander 07876 396635

Service Manager: Andrew Hannington   01264 811260.   Parts Manager: Kim Larke 01264 811260

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T H WHITE announced as Pellenc dealer

T H WHITE announced as Pellenc dealer: T H WHITE has been appointed as an authorised dealer for the full range of professional battery powered tools by Pellenc.

T H WHITE is a leading specialist in the supply of groundcare and arboricultural machinery, and other related equipment, to a wide range of sectors including local authorities, golf courses, private estates, contractors and many more.

T H WHITE announced as Pellenc dealer

T H WHITE announced as Pellenc dealer

The company’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1832 when founder Thomas White formed an agricultural ironmongery business. An incredible 188 years later and T H WHITE now operates in 13 branches, with more than 580 employees and over 4,000 suppliers.

From its humble beginnings, T H WHITE has diversified greatly over the years and in particular the company’s groundcare division continues to go from strength to strength. It has become synonymous with quality and expertise and this reputation is enhanced by its decision to work with only the finest manufacturers in groundcare – such as Pellenc.

Over recent years, Pellenc has gained market recognition by offering a unique range of ‘zero emission’ battery-powered tools, thanks to the development of Lithium-ion ultra-high performance batteries. This exclusive Pellenc technology allows for a drastic reduction in the production of greenhouse gases and noise pollution.

The extensive Pellenc product range features an impressive portfolio – from chainsaws, pole saws and hedge cutters to grass strimmers, brushcutters, blowers and mowers. The innovative equipment is comfortable for users, meets new sustainable development demands and offers excellent economic profitability. With a record capacity of up to one day’s use on a single charge, these quality products are a perfect fit for the T H WHITE groundcare division.

The full range of Pellenc equipment will now be readily available from all four of the company’s groundcare depots and Rob Iddeson, Head of the T H WHITE Groundcare division, is excited about adding the Pellenc brand to its vast offering.

“We are delighted to join with the Pellenc business as a dealer at our Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Berkshire Groundcare depots,” he said. “We know that our customers will see huge benefits in adopting these premium battery-powered products, supported by our exceptional sales and servicing teams as always.

“We are seeing an increased demand for zero-emission products that can compete with the performance of traditional technologies. Our customers are looking for products that are warrantied for the professional user, and Pellenc offers exactly that.”

Pellenc is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Etesia UK.

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.pellencuk.com

You can also follow Pellenc on Twitter and Instagram @PellencUK for much more news, reviews and insightful views.

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New T H WHITE Golf And Utility Department

New T H WHITE Golf And Utility Department: The T H WHITE Group are delighted to formally launch a new sub-division of the business focusing on Golf and Utility vehicles, named T H WHITE Golf and Utility.

T H WHITE Golf and Utility remains part of the larger T H WHITE Groundcare business, while focusing on market leading brands E-Z-GO, Cushman and Kawasaki, and their ranges of golf, utility, personnel and hospitality vehicles.

New T H WHITE Golf And Utility Department

Sales Specialist, Simon Bingham, who will be heading up the Golf and Utility brand, brings a wealth of experience from the golf and hospitality sector with over 10 years’ experience in the industry and great relationships with golf courses and businesses across the country.

Simon commented: “While I have many years’ experience as part of T H WHITE Groundcare supporting customers with their vehicle requirements, I am excited to be part of this new venture which will enable me to focus on working specifically on specialist vehicles within the golf, hospitality, hotels and resorts, parks and estates, events and commercial sectors, among many others.

“Coupled with our wholly-owned, dedicated and experienced service engineers working across the country, an extensive hire fleet, competitive finance packages and parts and accessories stocked at our 4 groundcare depots, we are confident in our offer as a truly national provider of quality buggies and vehicles at great value and with outstanding support and back-up.”

As part of the launch, T H WHITE Golf and Utility are proud to showcase the full vehicle line-up on a new website, www.thwhitegolfandutility.co.uk, which highlights not only the brands on offer, but the servicing and hire programmes which are available for individual vehicles through to large fleets, on short- and long-term contracts.

Long-standing customer Alec Fernihough, Director of Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Worcestershire, is delighted to offer his full support to the new operation, commenting:

“We have worked with Simon Bingham and T H WHITE for many years. The level of service that Simon and his colleagues have supplied has always been excellent and this is the one reason why, despite many great deals from other suppliers, we are still working so closely with T H WHITE.

“Knowing that Simon will be heading up the new Golf and Utility division at T H WHITE means that our decision over who to go with when we increase our fleet of buggies next year will be a simple one.

Mark Laing, General Manager at Bromsgrove Golf Centre, added further praise:

“When we look at replacing our fleet of buggies there are a number of factors – price, safety, reliability, ease of maintenance and in the case of dealing with T H WHITE, trust. Personal relationships forged over many years with Simon are worth more than price to us. We trust Simon and T H WHITE to deliver for us, and they do, so we simply don’t look elsewhere. With a great product backed up by an awesome team, why would we?”

Available from T H WHITE Golf and Utility and leading the market into the future of vehicles is E-Z-GO with their ELiTE range of buggies, launched in 2017, which feature maintenance-free Samsung Lithium Ion batteries, increased efficiency, low vehicle weight, reduced charging time and an unprecedented 5-year warranty.

Additionally, visitors to the new website can learn more about the Textron Specialized Vehicles buggy GPS system, Textron Fleet Management (TFM). TFM is available with new golf cars or for retro-fitting to an existing vehicle or entire fleet, with full information on the website about the wide range of benefits available to businesses and golfers in using TFM at their club.

Andre Andrade, Director of International Sales at Textron Specialized Vehicles said:
“T H WHITE has been a longstanding, successful dealership of the TSV brands. We are delighted to be a part of this new venture and look forward to continuing to provide our world-class products, knowledge and back-up support to T H WHITE Golf and Utility.”

While continuing to build on its standing in the golf sector with new and existing customers, T H WHITE Golf and Utility is looking forward to working more closely with businesses in other markets, including hotels, resorts, estates and parks, education providers, event venues and much more.

We welcome any enquiries to learn more about the business, our vehicles and how we can support customers no matter the size, budget or vehicle requirements through the new website or by calling Simon directly on 07813 835212.

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T H WHITE To Launch New Models

T H WHITE To Launch New Models: The brands Ferris, Wright, Spider and Jensen are synonymous in their sectors with high quality, innovation and problem solving. In 2018, the UK distributor T H WHITE Machinery Imports is delighted to be once again supporting the IOG and SALTEX, showcasing these four brands with an increased visibility at the event, with a huge stand size of 175m2 to give them the space and presence they deserve, including two new product launches from market leaders Ferris and Spider. The team were thrilled last year to be awarded the Best Stand award in the ‘Open Space 60m2 + category’ and are hoping to replicate this success at the 2018 event with an even larger open stand, 50m2 bigger than the 2017 space, located at stand number H190. This year models from all four brands will be displayed together, showcasing the variety of innovative equipment available through the Machinery Imports business, including a range of Ferris zero-turn mowers, Wright stander mowers, Spider slope mowers and Jensen woodchippers.

From Ferris, the stand will feature a range of machines from the smallest model – the 400S, launched in 2018, up to the bigger mowers for larger-scale commercial grass cutting, including the all new ISX®800Z, launching at Saltex this year and available from 2019. Brand new from Ferris, the zero-turn, ride-on ISX®800Z features the latest technology to provide a commercial mower with superior performance, quality and comfort. The 132cm rear discharge deck features a factory-fitted mulching insert as well as Ferris iCD™ technology, with the user also benefitting from mowing speeds up to 16km/h. All new to the industry is the addition of a double wishbone suspension system, providing increased contact with the turf for more uniform, high quality mowing, as well as ensuring a more comfortable ride over bumps and dips in the ground with improved steering and handling.

T H WHITE To Launch New Models

The all new 400S, which was launched this year, features the patented Ferris all-round suspension as well as an innovative ‘Triple Deck’ with easy-to-change deck options including side and rear discharge, mulch and 50/50 rear and mulch discharge options. Not only that, all 400S models bought this year come with a free Service Jack for easy and quick maintenance and deck changes.

In addition, visitors will be able to see a selection of Wright zero-turn stander mowers and remote-controlled robotic slope mowers from industry leading Spider, with the ability to mow uneven, dangerous and sloping terrain up to 55° – all with zero-turn, four-wheel drive (called the ‘Dancing Step’ by its designers in Czech Republic) and ability to cut up to 7000m2/h. Launching from the Spider team this year is the all-new Spider X Line, their smallest commercial machine to date offering a compact profile but a huge performance. With an integrated winch capable of supporting the machine in mowing up to 55°, 6 km/h mowing speed, 65cm deck width and zero-turn drive, this 1m2 robotic mower has the cutting capacity of 3 operatives with brush cutters.
Release date: IMMEDIATE Contact: Cassie Reid cassie.reid@thwhite.co.uk 01380 722381

As well as pioneering groundcare machinery, Machinery Imports are pleased to display examples from the wide range of Jensen woodchippers available in the UK, the largest of any chipper manufacturer in the industry.

In support of the IOG and in attendance at SALTEX again this year, Jensen has models ranging from 6” to 12” in capacity, including trailed, tracked, PTO and custom options, as well as a turntable option on all 8” and above chippers. Jensen really does offer a chipper for all customers and situations and we’d be delighted to talk to visitors about the solutions on offer at our SALTEX stand.

Whilst horticulture and arboriculture can be very distinct sectors, we meet customers regularly that require machinery for both grass and tree care. This overlap affords us the opportunity to present all four of our brands together to provide a varied choice of machinery for those users who require a combination of horticulture and arboriculture equipment within their business, as well as knowledge and insight on both sectors to provide customers with the most accurate and useful information possible to make an informed buying decision.

The team are looking forward to meeting new and existing customers and dealers on the stand, H190, showing the vast selection of machinery on offer and discussing opportunities for free demonstrations and site visits throughout the coming months.

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