A young engineer specialising in groundscare equipment is expanding his business by taking on the role of sales and service dealer for Landini tractors in Lancashire.
Stewart Morley has operated from premises at Pilling on the Fylde near Blackpool for the past 10 years supplying professional groundscare equipment including the Grillo range of pedestrian tillers and mowers, ride-on mowers and transporters. He jumped at the chance to expand into compact and full-size tractors with the Landini range.
"It's an ideal range for us because in addition to some excellent compacts like the Mistral and new 1 Series for professional groundscare applications, the Landini range also gives us the opportunity to supply the local farming market," he points out.
The business represents Landini tractor distributor AgriArgo UK in a territory that extends from Skelmersdale and Bolton northwards to Lancaster, and from the coast to Rochdale and Barnoldswick.
It was founded on the principal that professional tractor users need prompt and expert back-up for routine servicing, replacement parts and quick repairs if anything goes wrong.
"My background is farming but I was attracted to the workshop and started out repairing and servicing cars and commercial vehicles, before moving into groundscare equipment," Stewart explains. "Over the years I've built up a lot of experience with modern methods of parts management and diagnostic tools; that will help us look after the existing population of Landini tractors in the area, as well as any new ones we supply."
Stewart has been supported in the workshop for the past three years by full-time technician David Parkinson, who worked on Landini tractors during his apprenticeship with the previous agent.
"I've found that everyone who has Landini tractors likes them," says David. "When we visited the factory in Italy, I was very impressed by the amount of components that are made in-house rather than just bought-in, and it was a very professional, clean and tidy operation."
Stewart Morley plans to raise the profile of both his business and the Landini range locally by exhibiting at the Great Eccleston Show on July 16/17 and the Garstang Show on August 6. He also wants to recruit an experienced salesman to help potential customers choose the best Landini model and specification for their requirements.
"The Landini products have a lot to offer," says Stewart. "We'll be doing our best to give people who use them the best back-up service and parts support."
For further information please contact:
Paul Wade / Product & Exhibitions Manager
Landini - AgriArgo UK Ltd
Tel: 01302 757566
Tel: 01253 799124