Following the signing of a five-year preferred supplier agreement between Golf National and Ransomes Jacobsen, a new Jacobsen mowing and turf maintenance equipment has been delivered ahead of the Open de France, which commences today (30th June).
The first units to be delivered were eight Jacobsen Eclipse2 walk behind greens mowers with a mix of floating and fixed head and the two Jacobsen GP400 riding greens mowers. They were quickly followed by the 16 Jacobsen medium duty utility vehicles; seven rough mowers including AR3s, AR522s and AR772s; five heavy duty Jacobsen Truckster XD utility vehicles; six fairway mowers including SLF1880s and the recently launched LF570, two trim mowers, the five Eclipse 322 hybrid riding green mowers plus additional equipment including Turfco topdressers, overseeders, blowers and Smithco sprayers.
In total 70 units have been delivered by Parisian subsidiary, RJ IDF, with teams of technicians from the UK and France preparing and setting up all the equipment to the requirements of Alejandro Reyes, the Superintendent at Golf National.
As part of the five-year agreement the fleet will be supplemented every year during the Open de France with additional equipment, especially greens, fairway and rough mowers depending on the needs expressed by Alejandro Reyes. Technical representatives of Ransomes Jacobsen in England and Ransomes Jacobsen France will be present during the entire week of the tournament to provide the Golf National team with support to make anyadjustments as requested by the European Tour.
Commenting on the existing special relationship with the Ransomes Jacobsen organisation, Alejandro Reyes, said, “I am a long time user of Jacobsen products and the quality is undeniable. However, the most important thing to me, which was also the key point in our tender document, is the technical support we have been provided with these past years and especially at every Open.
“As far as I’m concerned, confidence in the chosen brand is essential in our business and I feel that we have made the right choice. Good technical support and a good relationship are fundamental in the preparation of one of Europe’s greatest golf competitions and we trust Jacobsen on this.”
David Withers, President of Jacobsen commented at the delivery of the latest units saying: “We are extremely pleased and delighted that Golf National has selected Jacobsen as their preferred supplier of golf course maintenance equipment for a further five years. It’s a testament to the quality of the Jacobsen product offering and to the excellent support provided by Ransomes Jacobsen France. We have a longstanding association with Golf National and they are a prestigious partner in our customer portfolio. We look forward to enhancing this relationship as we move forward.”
Pictured top: (from right) David Withers, President of Jacobsen; Alejandro Reyes, superintendent of Golf National; Paul Ian Armitage, General Manager of Golf National; Laurent Proupin, General Manager of Ransomes Jacobsen France; and Alan Prickett, Managing director of Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd on the fairway of the 18th hole on the Albatros, the tournament course
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