JCB dealership Oliver Landpower Ltd has completed the acquisition of LQG Agri Ltd, paving the way for expansion and growth.
The deal expands the company’s territory into Warwickshire and marks a significant investment in the JCB Agriculture franchise, as well as adding a fourth branch to the dealer’s sales, parts and service network.
LQG’s depot at Upper Quinton will now operate as Oliver Landpower Stratford and will join the branches at Tingewick, Buckinghamshire; Luton, Bedfordshire; and Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.
Charlie Glenister, managing director of Oliver Landpower, said: “We’re delighted to have successfully completed the acquisition of this long-established and successful dealership, which expands our business and ensures continued support for JCB customers in the area from an experienced team.”
Al LQG employees have transferred to Oliver Landpower, including Sue Cook in the office, Stuart Wyles and Clive Ellard in sales; service and commercial manager Mark Baylis and his team of technicians; and Martin Young, who has managed the parts operation there for many years.
John Smith, managing director, JCB Agriculture, said: “We’re delighted that the proposed agreement between LQG Agri owners the Lockwood family and Oliver Landpower has been completed quickly, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition with continued customer service and support.
“We thank Geoff Lockwood and his team for many years of support to JCB customers and wish him a very happy retirement. Oliver Landpower’s considerable scale and JCB experience, product knowledge and renowned customer service will further strengthen the existing team at Upper Quinton.”
Adrian Hewis, sales director, said: “JCB is a hugely important and successful franchise for us and we’re delighted to now add a territory that extends from Nuneaton south to Evesham and then across to the existing JCB territory served by our Tingewick branch covering Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
“The response from customers to the latest JCB products, especially the new Fastrac iCON 4000 and 8000 series tractors, has been very good, and they have come at just the right time to support our expansion.”
Following the move into Warwickshire, Oliver Landpower operations will expand eastwards at the start of 2023, when it takes over JCB’s Essex territory from a site in Colchester.