Kubota UK has further strengthened its presence in the agricultural sector with the announcement it has joined forces with Shropshire-based machinery dealer Battlefield Machinery.
Based on the Battlefield Enterprise Park on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Battlefield Machinery has taken over the premises formerly occupied by Ravenhill. The dealer officially opened last month for sales, service and parts, two months after Ravenhill closed its operation. Area covered stretches from Telford right down to Kidderminster.
While Battlefield Machinery is a new name in the agricultural market, its three directors have years of industry experience between them. Richard was a previous Ravenhill employee who has spent the last four years at the Kverneland Group (UK), part of the Kubota Corporation. Joining Richard is Meyrick Pope, former branch manager of Ravenhill, with Philip Poole the third director in the partnership. The new business also employs Grant Williams in sales and has taken on five experienced mechanics from Ravenhill in the workshop along with a Service manager and parts supervisor.
In addition to Kubota’s agricultural range, including tractors from 50hp to 170hp, Battlefield Machinery also sells Kverneland implements, Marshall Trailers, McConnell hedge cutting equipment and Teagle muck spreaders and toppers.