Etesia UK is pleased to announce the appointment of three new dealerships, covering Norfolk & Suffolk, North Oxfordshire & Warwickshire borders and Worcester & Hereford.
Ron Smith and Company, with depots in Worcester and Hereford is a family run business with over 40 years of experience and has grown to become one of the largest garden machinery retailers in the UK. The company will be responsible for both Etesia and Pellenc products within their allocated areas.
"We needed a high quality, commercial range of mowers to add to our existing product range," said Mark Smith, Director at Ron Smith and Company. "There is a definite trend at the moment with our customers wanting better equipment, which while the initial investment may be larger, the overall lifetime cost is low due to better reliability and fewer breakdowns. We've also seen a large amount of customers looking at environmentally friendly options and the Pellenc products sit perfectly with what people are wanting."
New Norfolk and Suffolk dealer for both Etesia and Pellenc products is Bartram Mowers. Operating from two sites, one in Norwich and one in Ipswich, both sites have showrooms, spare parts departments, and fully equipped workshops, which also have service vans that carry out on site repairs ensuring that all customers can rely on Bartram Mowers' excellent customer support. The service team has an in-depth experience of maintaining both domestic and commercial machinery and regularly attend manufacturer's courses to keep up to date with new machinery. The company was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1978 for supplying machinery to Sandringham and has held it ever since.
"Etesia Products have such a good reputation for being able to do exactly what you say they can do," said Adrian Kersey, Bartram Mower's Branch Manager. "They are probably the best professional mowers on the market at being able to cut and collect in one pass and we see them being sold to our vast range of customers including local authorities, landscape contractors, schools and colleges.
"Pellenc is something new to us, but we are very excited to be able to show our customers a revolutionary and environmentally friendly range of products. We're looking to expand our customer base and Pellenc sits perfectly with this."
Finally, New Etesia and Pellenc dealer for North Oxfordshire and Warwickshire borders is FN Pile and sons. Recognised as one of the leading suppliers of garden and grounds care machinery in the area, FN Pile is known for the high levels of pre- and after-sales support it provides to customers of both new and pre-owned machinery. This support includes expert purchase advice and assistance and comprehensive service and repair facilities.
"We have been selling the usual brands of garden machinery for some time and decided to move into something more professional, for our more demanding customers," said Managing Director Frank Pile. "After a lot of looking around we found the answer was on our doorstep, just 3 miles away. The people at Etesia were helpful and gave us guidance as to what we were looking for, so as to satisfy our customer's needs. We were looking for a ride-on mower with a diesel engine with a good build quality, strong, reliable and have good back up.
The main selling point with Pellenc machines is the way in which they appeal to the commercial customer who is becoming concerned at the rocketing price of petrol and the hassle involved in purchasing and storing petrol in cans. Etesia and Pellenc ticked all the right boxes for us."
Les Malin, Etesia UK General Manager, said: "I am delighted to welcome the three new dealers into our network. All companies have a wealth of experience in the groundscare industry and will maintain the standards of excellence that our customers expect."