Following the decision by Chandlers Farm Equipment to relinquish the Manitou franchise, B&B Tractors will extend its sales area for agricultural telehandlers, effective from the 1st of June.
The company will also open a dedicated Manitou depot, trading as B&B Machinery, which will carry extensive stock of parts and machines, and will be operated by a team focused solely on the brand. It will be located in the Sleaford/Swineshead area.
Established in 1991, B&B Tractors is a family-owned and managed business, operating out of four depots covering Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
Mark Ormond, managing director of Manitou UK Ltd, said: “B&B Tractors is a very established dealer with a strong history and commitment to Manitou and our mutual customer base. I am delighted that the business will now establish a dedicated Manitou outlet in Lincolnshire to serve Manitou customers in that area.”
James Bowring, managing director of B&B Tractors, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Manitou and their team in the Lincolnshire area. We already have some relationships with customers within our new area and we understand that aftersales support is vital.
“That is why we have chosen to run a dedicated team from a new premises, under the new B&B Machinery name, to focus on providing the best level of service that Manitou customers deserve. We are working hard to get everything in place to provide our new team and customers with a depot that will fully support their needs, and we look forward to Elevating your Farming Experience soon.”