Kubota appoints FJS Plant as the first full-line dealer in ROI

Jane Carleyin Machinery & Mechanics

Kubota (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that FJS Plant Repairs Ltd is to become the first Kubota full-line dealer in the Republic of Ireland, with effect from today (01 November 2021).

L to R - Sam Thompson, Kubota agricultural and ground care dealer manager for Ireland; Frank Smyth of FJS; Tim Yates, Kubota agricultural and ground care sales manager

As a natural expansion of its existing Kubota construction dealership heritage, FJS based at Timahoe, in Co Kildare, will now be responsible for Kubota tractors and ground care equipment. As part of its growth, FJS is forging ahead with plans to open a second depot at a one-acre site in Naas, to include a new showroom, extensive workshop facilities and additional staff.

"This appointment reinforces Kubota's commitment to its customers and the market, while supporting FJS with the opportunity to continue to grow its business," explains Henry Bredin, general manager of Kubota (UK)'s Tractor Business Unit. "This partnership will also help Kubota to further strengthen its position in these important market sectors, by serving a wider cross-section of customers from one business."

A market leader in the sales, service and supply of mobile plant and demolition equipment in Ireland, FJS was established in 1993. With its highly skilled and manufacturer-trained staff providing the highest levels of customer care across its sales, service and repair divisions, the business is looking forward to expanding its operation with the addition of Kubota's tractors and ground care product ranges.

"We're absolutely delighted to have been appointed as a full-line dealer for Kubota," explains Frank Smyth, managing director of FJS. "We believe that Kubota has tremendous potential for market growth in this area, and this move provides us with a range of tractors up to 170hp, ground care equipment and RTVs to sell to our growing customer base."

"The integration of Kubota tractors and ground care products into our existing business is great news, both for new and existing FJS customers. And our long-term strategy, as a full-line Kubota dealer, also includes opening a third depot," he adds.

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