Dealer changes slow after the frenzy of the start of the year
The dealership merry-go-round may have slowed down, but there have still been some notable acquisitions and changes in recent months.
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AM Phillip takes on BvL
German feeder specialist BvL has expanded its reach in the north and east of Scotland with the addition of AM Phillip Agritech to its dealer network.
Glenrothes’ six branches in Fife in Muir of Ord near Inverness will support the sale and service of diet feeders and silage handling accessories.
BDC extends Gibbons merger
Wiltshire-based BDC Systems will represent Gibbons Agricultural across Scotland, building on its existing arrangement in the south of England.
The two companies ‘products complement each other, with Essex Gibbons’ company building a grain drying kit and BDC offering a full grain handling service, as well as importing machines from several other brands.
TR Machinery was born
RVW Pugh’s new Fendt dealership arm will be known as TR Machinery, based in a specially designed depot in Market Drayton, Shropshire.
It will take over Pugh’s Fendt franchise, which it will sell alongside the Vaderstad and Sumo kits.
Kockerling will be sold by Lister Wilder
Kubota dealer Lister Wilder has added Kockerling tillage, seeding and grassland management equipment to its ranks.
It will be sold at branches in Cirencester, Reading and Ashford.
Bourgault sets up its British subsidiary
Canadian parts specialist Bourgault Tillage Tools has invested in a UK subsidiary based in Peterborough.
Producers will have access to a wider range of parts from Bourgault’s catalog and this means parts delivery and replacement times are expected to be shorter as higher stock levels can be kept in the UK, rather than d ‘wait for shipments across the Atlantic.
Kuhn strengthens its presence in Anglesey
The appointment of DJS Hydraulics based in Amlwch, Anglesey, strengthened Kuhn’s coverage on the island.
The dealership will offer sales, service and spare parts for the full line of Kuhn equipment alongside existing franchises it holds, including Valtra tractors.
Claas invests in Agxeed
German manufacturer Claas has joined forces with Dutch independent company Agxeed and acquired a minority stake.
The cooperative company aims to develop and market autonomous agricultural machinery and will focus on Agxeed’s Agbot platform.
P Tuckwells becomes Tuckwells
Now 10-member John Deere dealer P Tuckwells will be known only as Tuckwells in the future.
The deposits extend into Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Kent and Hertfordshire from the siege of Essex.
The recently acquired Burden Bros business will be fully merged with the Tuckwells brand this year.