Expanding its dealership network in Scotland and Northern England, Case IH has appointed three new dealers in Inverurie, Birnie and Hexham.
Representing Case IH in Aberdeenshire will be Balgownie Ltd, which has been supplying goods and machinery to farmers and local businesses since 1907. It now operates two branches, with purpose-built dealership facilities on the Thainstone Business Park, Inverurie and the Markethill Industrial Estate in Turriff.
Managing Director Mike Singer says; “The farming area is one of the best stock areas of Scotland and we also have some of the best arable land in the UK, mainly operated by larger farming units. This represents a very strong base of existing and potential customers who will benefit from the fact that we now handle the full range of Case IH products, including tractors from 50hp to 620hp, the Axial-Flow range of combines, RB-Series round balers and LB-Series rectangular balers.”
In the Moray region, Mark Garrick Ltd, based at Brookfield, Birnie in Elgin, was founded in 2000 by agricultural engineer Mark Garrick. The company, which currently employs six staff, provides sales and service facilities in an area from Morayshire across to Inverness and the Black Isle.
Mark Garrick says: “The decision to go forward with Case IH enables us to increase our business portfolio and offer a wide range of products which will appeal to our diverse range of customers, from highly-specialised arable farms producing high-value crops such as potatoes and carrots using the latest technologies, to traditional mixed and livestock farms.
“We have already sold a number of Case IH tractors, including Farmall, Maxxum and Puma models and are looking forward to working with existing and new customers in the year ahead.”
Taking on Case IH in the Tyne Valley is Everitt and Marshall Ltd. Established in 1978 by Matty Everitt and Raymond Marshall, the pair used to work for a local Case dealer before setting up their own business.
The dealership, which has been based in purpose-built premises on the Haugh Lane Industrial Estate in Hexham since 1982, is still very much a family business.
Now under managing director Adrian Everitt, son of the founder, and his sister Shona, an equal partner who works in the accounting department, the company will be providing a full range of services to customers in Northumberland, County Durham and across to the Cumbrian Border.