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Crocodile bites into the recession

6.36am 22nd September 2009 - Corporate - This story was updated on Friday, November 6th, 2009

Even recessionary periods have a silver lining for some and this one is for manufacturers of top quality replacement parts.

Their products are increasing in demand as both private golf courses and other amenity managers seek to maintain (and even improve) the quality of their turf management, whilst at the same time, saving money.

In a climate where revenues from golfing membership renewals are falling, local government and private golf courses are having to reduce their expenditure budgets and greater pressure is being placed upon course managers and greenkeepers to reduce costs whilst maintaining the high standard of finish demanded by the members.

Even more acutely where the budgets are under even greater pressure, the Local Authority sector has to keep its fleet of professional grass cutting equipment on track. The lack of funding for capital investment, coupled with a shortage of freely available credit in new turf equipment across the board has created a buoyant market for British manufacturers such as West Midland based Crocodile Golf Products.

Cost-effective alternative
As an established supplier of lawn mower blades to some of the major mowing machine manufacturers in Europe and across the U.K. with their proven quality and reliable range of replacement lawn mower cylinder and bottom blades, Crocodile Golf Products provides a cost-effective alternative to greenkeeping staff who are under pressure to replace their existing machinery.

Replacing the cylinders and bottom blades in pedestrian lawn mowers, ride-on mowers and gang mowers can provide further sustainable use out of existing equipment without the need to buy or hire new equipment.

Manufactured entirely within their factory premises in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Crocodile Golf is rapidly establishing itself as the ‘Greenkeepers’ friend’.

Managing Director, Ian Marshall comments, “Whilst there are some small signs of the country coming out of recession; it will be quite some time before we can call it recovery and prudence coupled with good cash management will be paramount until such time that we do. Any alternative opportunity to save money without compromising quality or service must be seriously considered.”

Crocodile Golf Products


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