Chandlers Farm Equipment is extending its JCB franchise into the Cotswolds from December 2023 by investing in a JCB depot in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
This latest expansion comes following the February 2023 merger of JCB dealer Ross Farm Machinery into the Chandlers Group, with the new Chandlers RFM JCB operation continuing to run out of branches at Raglan in Monmouthshire, Ross-On-Wye in Herefordshire and Martley in Worcestershire.
The Martley and new Cirencester depots will be specialist JCB hubs for sales, service and parts, enhancing the service available to customers across the JCB Fastrac, Loadall, TM, wheeled loader and other agricultural materials handling products.
Managing director of JCB Agriculture, John Smith, said that the team are looking forward to the merger and thanked Cotswold Farm Machinery for their dedication to JCB customers: “Until the end of November, Cotswold Farm Machinery will continue to provide sales, parts, service and repairs from Fosse Cross, and the change of distribution arrangements will have no impact on JCB dealers neighbouring the Cotswolds territory or elsewhere.”
Paddy Kennedy, JCB manager at Chandlers RFM JCB said: “Our team is ready to put their years of JCB experience to good use in the Cotswolds area from December. The region is a natural fit for the business, and the continuity and experience of the staff here at Chandlers RFM JCB will ensure professional and prompt support for all JCB customers.”