Coming into effect today (the 1st of November), Kubota has announced that FJS Plant Repairs Ltd will be the first full-line dealer in the Republic of Ireland. The move expands its existing Kubota construction dealership, with the company, based at Timahoe, Co Kildare, now also responsible for the manufacturer’s range of tractors and ground care equipment.
As part of its growth, FJS Plant Repairs is forging ahead with plans to open a second depot at a one-acre site in Naas, which will include a new showroom, extensive workshop facilities and additional staff.
“This appointment reinforces Kubota’s commitment to its customers and the market while supporting FJS with the opportunity to continue to grow its business,” explained Henry Bredin, general manager of Kubota (UK)’s Tractor Business Unit. “This partnership will also help Kubota to further strengthen its position in these important market sectors, by serving a wider cross-section of customers from one business.”
Frank Smyth, managing director of FJS, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been appointed as a full-line dealer for Kubota. We believe that Kubota has tremendous potential for market growth in this area, and this move provides us with a range of tractors up to 170hp, ground care equipment and RTVs to sell to our growing customer base.
“The integration of Kubota tractors and ground care products into our existing business is great news, both for new and existing FJS customers. And our long-term strategy, as a full-line Kubota dealer, also includes opening a third depot.”