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Platts Harris acquire Ransomes Jacobsen’s Mansfield business

12.05am 11th August 2004 - Corporate

Platts Harris Ltd, the agricultural, construction and groundcare dealer
based in Tuxford near Newark, Nottinghamshire, has been awarded the Ransomes Jacobsen dealership for the area previously covered by the company owned branch at Mansfield, effective 2nd August 2004.
Platts Harris is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lookers PLC, a major player in
the motor trade with many prestige vehicle dealerships throughout the UK.
In order to a smooth transition of the business, the current team of four
experienced staff have all been offered, and have all accepted, employment
with Platts Harris.
The business will operate from Tuxford, with an after-sales support centre
based at existing premises in Darley Dale, serving a territory that
encompasses Derbyshire, most of Nottinghamshire, and North Leicestershire.
Simon Wilson, managing director of Platts Harris commented,”We view the
award of the Ransomes Jacobsen dealership as a very positive move for both
parties and we are joining the dealer network at a very buoyant time, with
very strong sales of core business products. Not only have we acquired the
machinery and parts inventory previously held at Mansfield, but also the
majority of workshop tools and equipment. This will ensure that we continue
to support all customers with a thoroughly professional sales and
after-sales service.”
David Withers, sales & marketing director at Ransomes Jacobsen added, “When
we established the Ransomes Jacobsen branches in Autumn 2001 we stated at
that time that we would sell direct if we could not find dealers that met
our consistently high standards, both financially and in terms of customer
support. I’m delighted to confirm that Platts Harris meet these criteria and
welcome them into the Ransomes Jacobsen network. We wish them every success for the future.”

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