Ripon Farm Services (RFS), the Yorkshire-based John Deere agricultural dealer, is extending its range to include professional turfcare machinery and servicing through the acquisition of F G Adamson & Son.
With depots at Swanland, near Hull and Langworth, near Lincoln, F G Adamson & Son was established over 75 years ago and has sold and serviced John Deere machinery for more than 25 years. The acquisition has a targeted completion date of January 31, 2023, and all staff will be transferred as part of the process.
Geoff Brown, RFS managing director, said: “This will be the next stage in the evolution of our business as we offer our services to the professional turf market for the first time. F G Adamson & Son is a hugely-respected business with a strong reputation for excellent customer service, and we know that the high standards set by the staff for more than seven decades will need to be continued.”
Mr Brown continued that, as ‘experts in their field’ the staff will be ‘instrumental’ in ensuring a seamless transition for the business
John Adamson, partner in F G Adamson & Son said that the company’s many commercial contractors value the customer service provided and the ‘quality, reliability and longevity’ John Deere machinery offers. He said: “The sale marks the start of a new era for F G Adamson & Son. We know its legacy will live on in the RFS business which already has the infrastructure to reach more customers across the region and ensure that our existing customers remain well looked after.”
John Deere division sales manager for turf, Chris Meacock, thanked the Adamson family for the service to John Deere customers and said: “RFS has an enviable reputation for looking after our agricultural customers and I have no doubt that it will continue to thrive with its new professional turfcare service offering on board.”