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Allett Mowers joins Turfmech stable

7.45am 30th August 2007 - Corporate

A secure and vibrant future underpinned by sustained product development and sales growth are promised for Allett Mowers following the purchase by Turfmech Machinery Ltd of Allett Mower’s assets, trademarks and main product range.

The move brings one of Britain’s best-known makes of professional walk-behind cylinder mower and turf-care equipment into the Turfmech stable to be based at Turfmech’s product development and manufacturing centre in Hixon, Staffordshire.

Allett Mowers’ move south from its location in Arbroath, Scotland, will ensure that the business benefits fully from the technical know-how, engineering expertise and financial backing of one of Britain’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional grounds maintenance equipment. The business will continue to trade as Allett Mowers with all products carrying the respected Allett name.

Speaking following the completion of the purchase, Turfmech’s managing director, Austin Jarrett, pointed out that the Allett product line forms a perfect fit with the Turfmech range.

“Turfmech has been closely involved with the professional turf and grounds maintenance industry for the past 17 years, supplying products such as precision top dressers, mowers and debris collection equipment to golf and sports clubs, stadiums and parks departments,” he said. “Adding Allett walk-behind cylinder mowers and associated turf-care equipment to our portfolio will enable us to expand our involvement with and support for turf professionals looking after a wider range of sports surfaces.”

Allett Mowers’ move to its new base in Staffordshire is expected to be completed by the end of August with a purpose-designed pedestrian mower production line now being established within Turfmech’s existing manufacturing facility at Hixon.

Moving with the company to Staffordshire are Roy Allett, who takes up the position of product director, and Chris York, who will continue to focus on sales.

“This is an important and positive move for Allett, providing the business with fresh impetus and a sound future,” said Roy Allett. “Turfmech is a highly-respected name in the grounds maintenance industry, renowned for the quality of its products and after-sales support. I am confident that the Allett brand will go from strength to strength as part of the Turfmech stable, benefiting our dealers and end-users in the UK, Ireland and other parts of the world.”

All of Allett Mowers’ dealers in the UK and overseas are being written to by Turfmech to assure them of Turfmech’s total commitment to the business and the uninterrupted provision of sales, technical, parts and service support for them and their customers.

Turfmech Machinery Ltd

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