Team Sprayers Celebrate 40 Year Anniversary

Annabel Gilbert in Machinery & Mechanics

British Sprayer company Team Sprayers are celebrating this year as they reach a milestone anniversary on 15th January - 40 years of manufacturing at their Ely factory in Cambridgeshire.

The original ' Team' and 'Team' today

Team Sprayers was established by Bob Hubbard back in January 1981 after the closure of well-known company Dorman sprayers. A team of staff were recruited from the previous company bringing with them specialist skills and knowledge which were an essential building block for the newly founded company, one member of the original team still works for the business, stores manager Steve Whitehand. Utilising these skills combined with the 40 years' experience Team has become a respected UK manufacturer supplying the Agricultural and Groundcare industries.

Team have a range of 12 different machines in the Groundcare range including, pedestrian, trailed, mounted and de-mountable options. All come with a range of options as standard and can be retrofitted with optional extras such as GPS mapping and boom section & nozzle control.

Team's best selling Demount Pro Sprayer is popular with golf courses and comes in a range of tank sizes of 400L, 600L and 800L and with boom options of 6m, 7m, 8m, 10m and 12m manual folding or 6-8m hydraulic folding.

Managing Director Danny Hubbard said: "We have experienced an increase in demand for our sprayers over recent years in both our agricultural and groundcare ranges which has led to investment in the expansion of the factory building, firstly to increase our production facilities and secondly to alter the flow through the factory to improve efficiencies. Plus we have increased our outside yard space for testing and storage of the larger machines with plans to continue our expansion further over the next few years.

As a UK manufacturer with a majority customer base here in the UK, we have always had the ability to react quickly, give realistic lead times and provide an unrivalled back-up service. We have been fortunate to be able to continue production through these difficult times, but as for many businesses 2020 was a challenging year, with the uncertainty of the Brexit trade deal and the effect this could potentially have on our imports and exports and then we were thrown the Covid 19 pandemic! Going into 2021 and our 40th year, we are hopeful that things will settle down and we are looking forward to a 'new normal' whatever that may be. It's been an incredible 40 years and I look forward to seeing what the business can achieve in the future".

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