Garford Farm Machinery has significantly extended its coverage across the East of England with a new agreement with Ben Burgess & Co.
Offering a range of mechanical weeding equipment, including the Robocrop Precision Guided Hoes and Robocrop InRow Weeders, the company approached the dealer following its acquisition of JW Doubleday in August last year.
“We are delighted and excited to be working with Ben Burgess & Co, and expanding our coverage across new territories,” said Andy Baggott, UK & Ireland sales manager at Garford Farm Machinery.
“This is very much the first step towards expanding our dealership network across the UK and Ireland over the coming months, and the link up with Ben Burgess & Co is a perfect fit, extending and supporting our previous relationship with JW Doubleday since 2016.”
The full Garford range will now be available across all eleven branches of Ben Burgess, which covers East Anglia and the East Midlands.
“This is very much an ongoing relationship, providing continuity in terms of support, structure and on-going after-sales support, while opening up new territory and geographical areas for our range, as well as for bespoke requirements,” added Mr Baggott.
David Fairman, sales director at Ben Burgess & Co, said: “Adding UK manufactured and designed technology and equipment to our product portfolio is a real positive for us, and also ties in with our commitment to sustainable agriculture.”
He continued that increasingly stringent controls over the use of chemicals, as well as supply chain issues, will see hoeing and intercrop cultivation become common practice again across the UK.
“We firmly believe we are already seeing a natural swing back to mechanical weeding, not only for high value and high-intensive crops, but also across broadacre crops,” he said.
“While the specialist and high-value crop growers will always use inter-row and in-the-row weeding, we feel it is a really exciting place to be in around mainstream broadacre and large-scale arable operations.”
The agreement was signed back in July and will include full after-sales support and customer relations management through Garford’s dedicated development and production facilities near Peterborough.
For more information go to www.garford.com