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Exclusive supplier contract at Polaris World

12.10am 7th January 2005 - Course Development

Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd has signed a five-year exclusive supplier agreement with Polaris World, the developers of prestigious residential properties and golf courses in the Murcia region of Spain. The agreement relates to a wide range of golf course maintenance equipment, golf cars and turf utility vehicles.
It will cover the existing Mar Menor Golf Resort, where the first properties were handed over in July, and the projects currently in development including La Torre, El Valle, Hacienda Riquelme and the Polaris Sports Centre.
The El Valle Golf Resort features an 18-hole, par 72, 6,332 metre golf course which includes three large lakes and is situated in 1.1 million m² of outstanding countryside to the east of the town of Murcia.
The La Torre complex will house the Polaris International Medical Centre, a 3,500-m² facility that will provide a wide range of health services.
The contract also includes utility vehicles for use at Polaris Garden, the horticultural division within the group. Commenting at the signing, Jose Luis Hernandez de Arce, general director of Polaris World, said, “We were very impressed by the Ransomes Jacobsen proposal. It was competitive and designed around the needs of Polaris World and its residents.”
The fundamental principles driving the Polaris World philosophy are those of quality and attention to detail. They have divisions dedicated to providing a secure, yet carefree lifestyle including leisure, healthcare, facilities management, construction, landscaping and gardening, property rental and hotels.
David Withers, managing director of Ransomes Jacobsen, who led the team that negotiated and concluded the agreement commented, “Polaris World is a quality driven organisation. Their choice of the Nicklaus Design Group, together with Jacobsen and E-Z-GO equipment for their golf courses, not to mention having Jack Nicklaus as a spokesperson for the organisation, makes a clear statement of their intent to offer a strong package to their European customers. Polaris World has a strong commitment to the Murcia region, offering employment opportunities, high quality residential developments and sporting venues all encompassed within a clear policy of environmental awareness and protection. We were committed from the beginning of the negotiations to be associated with such a prestigious Spanish organisation.”
Director of golf, Antonio Torres de la Rueda, a key member of the Polaris World decision-making team said, “The E-Z-GO golf cars and utility vehicles give us maximum flexibility in all our areas of operation. In conjunction with their Jacobsen turf equipment products, Ransomes Jacobsen has provided us with a single solution for our supply needs. The quality of the Jacobsen product and the flexibility of their proposal was a key factor in the decision – only the best will do for Polaris World.”
Ransomes Jacobsen
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