Hopkins Machinery, a dealership based in South Wales, has been appointed as a Kverneland dealer for South and Mid-Wales, as well as parts of Gloucestershire.
Based at St Brides Wentloog, Newport, the family-run business was established by Ted Hopkins in 1987 and now has depots in Brecon and Kilcot, Gloucestershire.
“We are extremely pleased to be given this opportunity to grow our business and also reach an entirely new customer base through our latest depot at Kilcot,” said Evan Hopkins, who is involved with the day-to-day running of the business alongside his parents Chris and Jayne.
“We have been looking to grow our business by providing a much more focused approach for new and existing agricultural customers, and the broad Kverneland portfolio is a perfect fit.”
The company employs 18 service technicians, with mobile and workshop support. The latest depot in Kilcot includes extensive workshop facilities and yard space to enable future growth.
“Pushing our area north and east through the Kilcot depot has opened up greater opportunities for arable equipment,” said Mr Hopkins. “Alongside Kverneland’s grass and feeding machinery, an extensive range of arable equipment gives us exactly what we and our customers need, to move forward.”
All three depots will now have Kverneland-trained engineers, as well as an extensive stock of original parts and machinery, ensuring uninterrupted after-sales and service to existing customers.
Joe Bell, Kverneland managing director, said: “We are pleased to welcome Hopkins Machinery into the Kverneland dealer network, as the forward-thinking, family-run dealership actively seeks a wider customer base in the agricultural sector.”