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Etesia UK Announces Exclusive 0% VAT Offer

Etesia UK Announces Exclusive 0% VAT Offer: Etesia UK has announced an exclusive 0% VAT offer*. Available on selected ride-on mowers, this offer provides customers with the chance to drive away today with top-of-the-line equipment at an unbeatable value.

Etesia UK’s range of ride-on mowers are designed to deliver unparalleled performance, efficiency, and ease of use. From the compact yet powerful Hydro 80 to the versatile and agile Bahia, the ride-on mowers are engineered to meet the diverse needs of lawn care professionals.

Etesia UK Announces Exclusive 0% VAT Offer

Etesia UK Announces Exclusive 0% VAT Offer

Highlights of the featured models include:

Bahia: Versatile, agile, and adaptable, the Bahia is designed to tackle any terrain with ease, offering exceptional stability and efficient grass collection.

Hydro 80: A compact powerhouse that effortlessly cuts and collects both long and short grass, offering the efficiency of three walk-behind mowers in one.

MK124: The perfect solution for large areas, with a wide cutting width and hydraulically operated grass box for effortless maintenance.

Customers can choose from 80cm, 100cm and the MK124 models and are available in petrol with diff-lock options.

All of the mowers are equipped to handle even the toughest mowing conditions, ensuring optimal performance come rain or shine.

With a reputation for durability and longevity, Etesia UK’s ride-on mowers are built to withstand the rigours of commercial use.

Act now to take advantage of this limited-time offer. To claim your 0% VAT offer*, simply place your order before July 31, 2024, by contacting Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or email sales@etesia.co.uk.

All machines will be supplied by your local Etesia UK dealer who will carry out the PD, installation and aftersales of your ride on mower.

* Reduction equivalent to 20% VAT applied to original base price on selected models (exclusions apply). VAT applies to reduced price. Prices and specifications are accurate at time of print. Offers may be varied or withdrawn at any time and are not available in conjunction with any other offer. Retail sales only. Available through participating dealers only. Subject to availability on orders placed before 31st July 2024.

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk.

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KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager

KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager: KYMCO UK has announced the appointment of Damian Butterworth, Senior Area Manager to cover Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from 7th May 2024.

In his new role, Butterworth will be covering all products from the KYMCO range, including motorcycles and scooters, ATVs and mobility scooters and powerchair products.

KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager

KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager

Ideally placed to cover the important northern region for KYMCO UK, due to being based in Leeds, Butterworth brings extensive experience, due to previously held roles in the ATV and Marine sector for manufacturers such as Honda UK.

Butterworth commented: “I aim to bring a wealth of experience that will support and guide the KYMCO dealer network and ensure a quality support programme is in place for our growth plans for the future across all our business sectors.”

Butterworth began his career in the automotive industry over 35 years ago, starting out as an apprentice mechanic and rising through dealership ranks to management level which included training and business development roles.

Neil Keeble, National Sales and Marketing Manager, added:

“I am excited to have Damian join the KYMCO UK sales team, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience – and is a further example of our continued drive to fully establish ourselves in the UK ATV and 2-wheel marketplace to emulate our brand position in the mobility sector where we are a renowned market leader.

“Having worked alongside Damian for many years, I am confident his appointment will be a huge benefit to not just our dealer network, but to KYMCO UK also as we continue our long-term growth plans.”

Damian Butterworth, can be contacted directly via email on dbutterworth@kymcouk.co.uk or via telephone on 07803 000017.

Now in its 60th year, KYMCO, an abbreviation of Kwang Yang Motor Company, was founded in Taiwan originally as an overseas producer of Honda motorcycles for thirty years. In 1992, KYMCO began producing its own models under its own brand, by 2003 had acquired back Honda’s business interest and today markets its brand globally with motorcycles, ATVs and mobility scooters. For more information please visit www.kymco.co.uk

For specific media enquiries, please contact Neil Keeble: nkeeble@kymcouk.co.uk

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FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd make their Arb Show debut

FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd make their Arb Show debut: While 2024 won’t be the first time the renowned FSI range of stump grinders will be showcased at Westonbirt Arboretum, this year’s Arb Show will be the company’s debut under the banner of FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd.

New name, same industry-leading portfolio of engine, hydraulic and PTO-powered stump grinders, an expert team and your chance to win a 3-month free hire of an FSI B21 – all to be found on stand E10/E11 this May.

FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd make their Arb Show debut

FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd make their Arb Show debut

Following the formation of the new strategic subsidiary at the end of 2023, it’s been a busy few months for the FSI UK team, establishing a nationwide network of dealer partners to provide expert advice, sales and support across the FSI range. The Arb Show 2024 will bring together a number of these new distribution partners alongside a wide selection of machines.

As the world’s only dedicated stump grinder manufacturer, FSI provides the solution for stumps of all shapes and sizes, in all situations and on all types of terrain. The FSI B31 promises to be one of many stand highlights. At just 74cm, this narrow-access tracked stump grinder is ideal for sites with restricted access, promising powerful performance with enhanced manoeuvrability, stability and a low centre of gravity. The hydraulic drive of the cutting head all-but eliminates daily maintenance, reducing operating costs and resulting in less time in the workshop and more in the field.

Another popular model with professional arborists is the FSI B21. This easy-to-operate pedestrian unit features a 14hp engine and pivoting cutter arm, delivering a 90cm sweep and cutting depth down to 25cm below ground.

Visitors to stand E10/E11 will also have the opportunity to enter an exclusive Arb Show competition for the chance to win a free 3-month hire of an FSI B21 stump grinder! Full details, terms & conditions can be found by speaking to the FSI UK technical team on hand across the two days.

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KYMCO UK increases ATV safety awareness

KYMCO UK increases ATV safety awareness: KYMCO UK has boosted its commitment to ATV safety by joining forces with the European ATV Safety Institute (EASI) – an industry safety body, which offers new KYMCO ATV customers with a free training course aimed at encouraging increased safety awareness.

The agreement provides new KYMCO ATV purchasers with EASI’s ‘ATV RiderCourse’ at zero cost. The interactive hands-on learning experience, normally with an RRP of £180 +VAT, promotes the proper and safer use of ATVs.

KYMCO UK increases ATV safety awareness

KYMCO UK increases ATV safety awareness

Neil Keeble, National Sales and Marketing Manager at KYMCO UK, said: “KYMCO is proud to support EASI – benefitting our customers with an important free rider safety and education course, with each new ATV purchased through our authorised dealer network.

“The ongoing awareness of safe and responsible usage of our ATV range is important to KYMCO, our dealers and customers alike. EASI’s ‘ATV RiderCourse’ will ensure a good understanding of safe and considerate ATV usage.”

Andy Heitman, Chief Executive Officer of EASI, added: “We are delighted to be supported by KYMCO UK, the British distributor of the Taiwanese ATV manufacturer. KYMCO UK’s sponsorship not only bolsters its reputation as a responsible ATV company, but more importantly highlights its commitment to safety and education for its dealer networks and customers.”

The training courses offered by EASI’s UK division improves operator skills, safety levels and awareness of ATV capabilities which are also known as quad bikes.

KYMCO remains a top three utility ATV brand in Europe and is now expanding its presence in the UK through a rapidly growing dealer network. KYMCO’s ATV range is designed to deliver the highest levels of performance, functionality and reliability. For more information please visit www.kymco.co.uk

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Cramer UK subsidiary Set to go LIVE

Cramer UK subsidiary Set to go LIVE: After successfully introducing the Cramer brand of professional battery-powered tools to the UK through Handy since 2021, Cramer is now ready to launch its own subsidiary, scheduled to go live on 8th of April 2024.

With new offices and a new warehouse based in the Swindon area, Cramer is now geared up to support its 82v commercial products across the UK. A new dedicated team of back-office staff, sales team and demonstration teams have now been in place for several weeks. Cramer UK is now set to demonstrate the performance and quality of its 82v range for the commercial market, share its battery knowledge and capabilities, present the best charging solutions and, most importantly, demonstrate the cost efficiency for ownership over petrol, for a better world.

Cramer UK subsidiary Set to go LIVE

Cramer UK subsidiary Set to go LIVE

Mark Moseley, Handy Sales and Marketing Director, extends his congratulations to the new UK Cramer team as they embark on this exciting new chapter: “With their dedication and expertise, we look forward to their continued success and making significant contributions to the industry”.

Globe Technologies expresses gratitude to Handy’s team for their dedicated efforts over the past three years in establishing Cramer as a leading brand in the commercial battery sector within its dealer network. Jean-Christoph Durot, Vice-President of Cramer division Europe, says: “The UK is one of the key countries to establish our own Cramer organisation to deal directly with dealers, to support them with the transition from petrol to battery for commercial users. Globe Technologies will be making substantial investments in Cramer in the UK to launch innovative products, like battery Zero-turn mowers as well as robotics (boundary wire and wireless) for commercial users. The 82V commercial range is already a big part of this product innovation plan”.

Please contact the Cramer UK team for more information and to arrange a demonstration via email customerservice.uk@globetech.com

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FSI announce new UK partner network

FSI announce new UK partner network: Following the formation of FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd at the end of 2023, the stump grinder manufacturer has now released further details about their newly established network of FSI partners.

With nationwide coverage, customers past, present and future can be assured of quality sales and service matched with consistent and localised support throughout the United Kingdom.

FSI announce new UK partner network

FSI announce new UK partner network

In what has been a busy few months for Lee Hatton, Sales Director for FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd, and FSI Managing Director Kim Schmidt visiting dealerships across the country, twelve FSI partners have been officially signed up – some having worked with the brand previously, and others new to the franchise. All, however, have been carefully selected for their alignment with the FSI values and vision to deliver industry-leading service and support.

Confirmed partners at time of publishing are Davies Implements, DJB Machinery, Eastern Garden Machinery, Elmstar Machinery, FH & J Alviti Ltd, GA Groundcare Ltd, GGM, Global Plant Sales, ILH Groundcare, Landpower Machinery, Pro Arb and Stag Machinery. Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey, Alderney and Sark in the Channel Islands will be managed directly by FSI UK.

The move to a more regionalised approach ensures that an FSI expert is never far away, meaning that advice and support is available in an efficient and timely manner. Commenting on the network, Lee adds, “The strength we have as a manufacturer-owned UK business is now paired with the support of our partners to the benefit of our customers. I am passionate about providing an industry-leading package based on three pillars – products, parts and service and I am pleased to be hearing reports from happy customers about their own positive experiences of working with FSI and our partners in our new era in the UK.”

More details on the FSI partner network are available on the new FSI UK website, where product information, technical specifications and in-field videos can also be found, alongside the ability to request a demonstration. Please visit www.fsi-stumpcutters.co.uk for further information.

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Avant Dealer Awards Mark 25 Years in the UK

Avant Dealer Awards Mark 25 Years in the UK: Avant Tecno, a pioneering force in the compact loader industry, recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary in the UK with a spectacular event held at Carrow Road Stadium in Norwich, Norfolk. The occasion not only marked a quarter-century of Avant’s presence in the UK but also served as an opportunity to recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of its dedicated dealers through the Avant Dealer Awards.

Avant Tecno: A Legacy of Innovation Since 1991

Since its establishment in 1991, Avant Tecno has been a trailblazer in the manufacturing of compact loaders. With a production milestone of over 70,000 loaders at their state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Ylöjärvi, Finland, the company has left an indelible mark on the industry. Avant’s global reach includes sales offices in Germany, the UK, and the US, along with import partners in more than 55 countries. Avant machines have been a staple in the UK for 25 years, with a rapidly expanding network of regional dealers covering the entire nation.

Avant Dealer Awards Mark 25 Years in the UK

Avant Dealer Awards Mark 25 Years in the UK

The recent Avant Dealer Awards served as a fitting occasion to express gratitude to the network of dealers who have played a pivotal role in the brand’s growth and success.

Avant Dealer Awards 2023: Recognising Excellence

The awards ceremony at Carrow Road Stadium, home of Norwich City FC, saw deserving dealers acknowledged for their exceptional contributions to Avant Tecno’s success. The winners included:

 

  • Eco Award 2023: Ben Burgess & Co Ltd.
  • After Sales and Customer Care: Avant South East Ltd
  • Largest Growth: Essener Equipment Co.
  • Recognition Award: Davies Implements Ltd.
  • Most Machines Sold: Essener Equipment Co.
  • Leguan Dealer of the Year: Ben Burgess & Co Ltd.
  • Avant Dealer of the Year: Ferrybridge Ltd.

One standout winner of the evening was Ferrybridge Ltd., recognised as the Avant Dealer of the Year. With nearly two decades of expertise in the Plant and Machinery industry, Ferrybridge has recently emerged as an authorised dealer for all Avant compact loader products in Ireland.

Andrew Shore from Ferrybridge expressed delight at winning the prestigious award, highlighting the opportunity to align with another world-renowned brand like Avant. He emphasised the versatility and strength of Avant machinery, noting their adaptability to various industries such as equine, landscaping, and tree surgery.

“The beauty of the Avant brand is that it has given us a doorway into a lot of industries. You name the industry, and we have probably sold an Avant machine into it. Becoming an Avant dealer was a good opportunity for us to get another world-renowned strong brand.”

“Winning the award was an extremely pleasant surprise – we have only been selling the machines for just over a year now. We’ve put a lot of work into it to really try and push the products, and it has been going really well. It is great to be recognised.”

Andrew also praised Avant’s commitment to innovation, highlighting the simplicity of operation and the extensive range of over 200 attachments that cater to a multitude of tasks: “There is an attachment for every job that needs to be done,” he said.

As Avant Tecno looks ahead to the future, the recent Dealer Awards underscore the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and the enduring partnerships with its valued dealers that have been integral to its success over the past 25 years.

For more information, please visit www.avant.co.uk 

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Campey promoting UK Tour at BTME

Campey promoting UK Tour at BTME: Campey Turf Care Systems is planning an exciting UK Road Tour in 2024 and BTME will be the ideal platform for all greenkeepers and course managers, to register their interest in attending a demo day in your area. 

A chance to win a free trip to Holland at each event!

Campey promoting UK Tour at BTME

Campey promoting UK Tour at BTME

For many years Campey has taken a huge number of machines across the water for various educational and sales tours throughout Europe. Most recently was an eight-country demonstration tour visiting 14 venues to provide industry-leading customer support and training.

Now it is the turn of the UK! The key to the success of all the events is working with turf professionals to solve issues specific to their sport and conditions. For Campey Director Lee Morgado, this is the primary purpose of the in-person demos and is invaluable to what Campey offers.

“Giving people detailed advice on issues specific to them is priceless, and the impact of it really can’t be overestimated,” Lee said. “The challenges course managers and greenkeepers face in the UK can vary considerably, so to have the opportunity to talk through those issues can make a difference for them and us because we can learn and adapt from it.”

So, for this reason, Campey has chosen BTME, not only to exhibit a selection of their extensive range of equipment, but to engage with industry professionals on the stand to discuss when and where Campey may be visiting their region. Also, to invite anyone who would like to take part in the tour, and wishes to use their own venue, to talk to their Product Specialist or anyone in the Campey team before the final list is drawn up.

Anyone who registers and attends any of the road shows will have their name automatically put into a raffle to be held at each venue. The top prize is a visit to the Imants and Vredo Head offices in Holland with a tour of the factory to see how these flagship machines are manufactured, followed by traditional Dutch hospitality to make you feel very welcome.  With several runner up prizes too, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

Campey’s team of product specialists will be available throughout the two days to provide advice on all the machinery in the range, answer questions or have a catch-up over a coffee.

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FSI embark on new chapter in the UK

FSI embark on new chapter in the UK: FSI Stump Cutters, leading manufacturer of high-quality stump grinders, are pleased to announce a strategic expansion in the UK market with the establishment of FSI Stump Cutters UK Ltd – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danish manufacturing company.

The move signifies FSI’s commitment to strengthening their market position and providing a more streamlined, localised service to meet the requirements of end users.

FSI embark on new chapter in the UK

FSI embark on new chapter in the UK

A prominent name in the UK arb industry for over a decade, FSI are widely recognised for their high-quality, reliable range of stump grinders – especially the popular collection of handlebar stump grinders which set the industry standard for processing efficiency and have therefore been market leading in their category for many years.  The strategic decision taken to work directly with carefully selected distribution partners facilitates new growth opportunities, streamlined communication between the UK and head office and enhanced support, training and development for those providing sales and support to operators old and new.

A key component of the new distribution strategy is the introduction of Lee Hatton, who brings a wealth of arboriculture, groundcare and agricultural knowledge and experience to his new role of Sales Director for FSI Stump Cutters UK. Lee is a passionate and dedicated sales professional having spent the last six years with leading machinery dealers Lister Wilder and is committed to building and supporting the new network of FSI partners around the country.

On his new role, Lee commented “My passion for the industry, coupled with my extensive experience in machinery sales will drive our efforts to provide top-notch service. I look forward to working closely with our valued partners, providing them with technical and practical support where required, to ensure that FSI remains the preferred choice for stump cutting solutions.”

FSI Stump Cutters Managing Director Kim Schmidt adds, “We are thrilled to deepen our roots in the UK with this new subsidiary and are delighted to welcome Lee on board to help us achieve that. Our commitment has always been to provide exceptional quality and service. By establishing a closer connection with local partners, we aim to elevate the level of support and expertise available to owners and operators throughout the UK and reinforce our position as a leader in the arboriculture industry.”

Further details on the new nationwide network of distribution partners will be announced over the coming weeks.

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Yardex Enters UK Market

Yardex Enters UK Market: American company Yardex is bringing sustainable synthetic turf to the European market using their new $30 million production facility.

Yardex comes from the founders and operators of Stadia Sport and Leisure Solutions and has over 20 years of experience in the industry, completing over 1000 sports and landscaping projects in North America, Africa, the Middle East, and areas of Europe. As part of its broader strategy, the company is fully expanding into Europe with an initial focus on Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France, and Spain.

Yardex Enters UK Market

Yardex Enters UK Market

Ensuring high quality in all these markets is crucial to Yardex and is the reason behind the purpose-built manufacturing facility. Using the most advanced machinery on the market guarantees consistent precision and quality while maintaining key environmental targets.

To date, the consistently high quality of these products has been a cornerstone of Yardex’s success, but how they are made and their longevity set them apart in the industry.

Walid Elhusseiny, Yardex CEO and co-founder, explains: “We want to lead the industry in a flexible, innovative, and sustainable way while setting new standards for the quality of artificial turf. That means having responsible solutions such as partially recyclable products made from recycled plastics, and we can only achieve that by having the tools in-house.

“Our manufacturing lines are exceeding expectations in terms of meeting global environmental standards and regulations, eliminating any sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and CO2 emissions that could result during the manufacturing process. Using the latest technologies available not only protects the world we live in but also maintains our team’s health and safety at the highest levels and keeps our energy consumption at optimized levels whilst achieving the minimal amount of waste you can in this industry.

“Using materials free of lead and VOC (volatile organic compounds) places Yardex at a top level in terms of sustainability and providing safe products for everyone.

“Constructing our own process also means we were able to build-in quality control at every stage. Using automation, we know that we’re always providing artificial grass that meets the highest standards and gives customers the best-performing turf available.”

A Second Life for Artificial Turf

“In April 2020, an AMI consulting report stated in 2019 that about 38% of the sports turf installed was replacing old turf,” Walid Elhusseiny explains. “Some 61Mm2 of synthetic grass has required disposal. By 2023, replacement turf is expected to reach 42% of demand, so this industry challenge continues to grow.

“Our turf can have a second life as a downgraded product, be donated by sports clubs to the community, or be partially recycled. As a Synthetic Turf Council member, we actively promote environmentally responsible operations and encourage conversation and education through sponsoring events.

“Sustainability touches many corners of our industry, and we’re always working on how we fit into it, and we’ll continue our research and development with the aim of producing 100% sustainable products.”

Yardex’s mission to be a one-stop shop for artificial turf is taken further with its personalized customer experience. European distribution centres are being implemented to ensure fast delivery of standard products and establish networks to deliver custom colour and logo orders quickly.

Visitors to FSB 2023 can explore the Yardex portfolio in Hall 10.2, Stand C018-D019, and experience the latest polyurethane and latex coated products for professional sports and landscaping.

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