Desert Turf Care of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, is the Ransomes Jacobsen Distributor of the Year for 2007. Not only did they win the Ipswich-based turf equipment manufacturer's most prestigious accolade, they were also winners of the International Distributor of the Year award. Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.
The awards ceremony was held in the Mar Menor Hotel at Polaris World in Murcia, Spain during Ransomes Jacobsen's recent International Dealer Meeting. Presenting the silver trophy to Simon Lupton and Babiker Khateeb, David Withers, Managing Director of Ransomes Jacobsen said,
"Over the past four years Desert Turf Care has reinvigorated their territory. In both 2006 and 2007, they achieved a massive triple-digit sales growth for Ransomes Jacobsen an outstanding achievement in a particularly challenging market. Coupled with exceptional levels of customer service and support, with a small but dedicated team, they thoroughly deserve our highest accolade.
"Their customer service is first-class and has recently resulted in the award of an exclusive supplier deal with the world's highest profile golf development, The Tiger Woods Dubai."
It was a very good year for some of the smaller dealers and distributors within the international network. UK dealer Lawnmower Services of Lincoln had a particularly good evening winning two awards: Parts Dealer of the Year and Service Dealer of the Year, while Platts Harris of Tuxford won the Special Award for Sales Achievement.
Completing the list of multiple winners, Green Mowers of Burgos in Spain won the Marketing and Promotions award and a Certificate of Merit for E-Z-GO Distributor of the Year.