A&M Group, which has its headquarters in Bridgend, has been announced as the Bobcat authorised dealer for south, west and mid-Wales. The company will be responsible for sales and service in this region for the entire Bobcat range.
Newport-based Border Bobcat, the previous dealer for the area, will now specialise in the Bobcat skid-steer, compact track, compact wheel and small articulated loader range for the counties of Powys and Gwent.
Andrew Wolton, the new district manager for Bobcat for the UK South area, commented: “We are delighted to confirm A&M Group as the new full-line Bobcat Authorised Dealer for South, West and Mid Wales. I look forward to working closely with A&M Group and we are confident that they will be as successful as a full-liner for the entire Bobcat range as they have been selling the Bobcat agricultural telehandler range in Wales over the last few years.”
As part of the developments, A&M Group has purchased two plots on the Brackla Industrial Estate in Bridgend, one of which will form the location for the company’s new headquarters. The new facilities in Bridgend complement the existing operations in St Clears in Carmarthenshire, from where A&M Group serves the west of Wales.
James Atherton, business manager at A&M Group, said: “We are very pleased to be appointed as the full dealer for Bobcat in South, West and Mid Wales. We intend to build on the substantial success we have had with the Bobcat agricultural telehandler range in our area. In 2021 alone, we sold over 60 new Bobcat telehandlers to farmers across the region, converting many of them to the Bobcat brand for the first time.
“Our extensive experience in the construction market will be key in meeting our goals. To support the new dealership, we are making substantial investments in our premises in Bridgend, including the construction of our new headquarters building. To meet demand from the growing construction market and other industries in this part of Wales, we have initially ordered over 210 new Bobcat machines.”