In what has been a turbulent year worldwide with the COVID-19 pandemic, ISEKI UK has been full steam ahead developing the dealer network further and with exciting new products released recently, plus more planned for 2021.
Among some of the developments is the further increase of dealerships, including Gammies, which operates out of its Forfar depot in Angus, Scotland, and Chandlers, which covers Bedfordshire up to North Lincolnshire.
Alongside these businesses, Glyn Lloyd & Sons in Wales, Youngs Machinery in Kilmarnock and FISCO Farm & Garden Machinery in Wakefield, also joined the ISEKI dealer family.
David Withers, Managing Director of ISEKI UK, said: “We’re really excited to have all these new dealers on board with us to help continue to grow our market share. All the dealerships have a great following in their areas, and we expect to see significant growth from our partnerships together.”
The change has also delighted Les Gammie, who added: “We’ve been selling similar products for many years to a wide range of customers, so we are really looking forward to working with ISEKI to build on this further. In the short time we have been with ISEKI we have been really pleased with the focus on our core market; the build quality and innovative features of the products are clearly superior to all the other products on the market.”
Lincolnshire-based Chandlers Farm Equipment, an established agricultural and vehicle dealer with seven depots throughout the UK, has also joined the ISEKI family. Gavin Pell, the company’s managing director said: “Chandlers is very pleased to have been appointed Iseki dealers. This excellent quality range of compact tractors, and diesel-powered, ride-on mowers will complement our professional groundscare range and be supplied by our team of Groundscare Specialists from Belton, Horncastle, Spilsby, Holbeach, Barnack, Lutterworth, Shefford & Southam.
“We look forward to working with the team at Iseki to support our customers with this excellent range. Les Butters, Oour Groundscare Sales Manager, will be stocking the full range of Iseki products across our depots, along with running demonstration equipment which will be available to see on your farm, site, garden, sports field or parkland – with a machine suitable for every application.”
Withers added: “This year has certainly thrown some unexpected changes to the way we do business, and one thing that proved hugely successful was the demonstration videos produced during the first lockdown, dealers were reporting many sales direct off the back of these with customers finding all the information invaluable when searching for new machinery.
“Due to more people working from home and spending more time at their properties customers were looking for quality-built machinery to assist in these tasks, the sales of our sub compact tractor TXGS24, with all its attachments, has proved incredibly popular. This, along with the SXG range of cut-and-collect mowers, has made for a busy year.
“Contractors and business have also been looking at more reliable and efficient ways of mowing, our range of SF out-front mowers has been further developed this year, offering not only the rotary cut, but teaming up with Muething, we can now offer the ultimate combination of flail cutting and superior collection, or scarify and collect. With a raft of new machines being launched in 2021 ISEKI is looking forward to an exciting and once again rather different year.”