John Deere signs nationwide agreement with SGM Hire
IOG Saltex 2005 - Stands VO1 and VO3
John Deere Limited has signed a new five year preferred supplier agreement with SGM Hire, covering a wide range of commercial ground care machinery from the John Deere range. These include front rotary mowers, X Series diesel lawn tractors, 900 triplex cylinder mowers, compact tractors and Gator utility vehicles, as well as golf course equipment.
This nationwide agreement covers a number of John Deere commercial & consumer equipment (C&CE) dealers who will supply equipment for the SGM Hire fleet in their own sales areas, and provide full parts and service support.
Steven McInroy, managing director of SGM Hire, said: "At SGM Hire, our long term strategy is to establish solid working relationships with both our customers and the key suppliers in our market place. We are delighted to expand our product range with such a high calibre manufacturer, and that this agreement will allow our customers greater access to the John Deere range of products."
David Hart, John Deere's C&CE division manager, added: "Over the last two years SGM Hire has bought approaching £3 million worth of John Deere equipment for its UK hire fleet. This new agreement both confirms and looks to build upon our existing, successful working relationship."
Established in November 2000, SGM Hire operates a comprehensive ground care fleet in excess of 5000 machines. Hire equipment is supplied nationwide from sixteen rental locations backed up by an extensive dealer network and workshop facilities, with local support from regional and national suppliers.
John Deere and SGM Hire will feature new John Deere equipment on their respective stands at Saltex 2005 in September (VO1 and VO3), including the latest 20 Series compact tractor, TX Gator utility vehicles and brand new 48in commercial walk-behind rotary mower.
Photo(left to right): C&CE division manager David Hart and territory manager Nick Ashman of John Deere Limited, with general manager Andrew Kirk and managing director Steven McInroy of SGM Hire.