Ransomes Jacobsen announce new dealer for Scotland
By Peter Driver
Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, the Ipswich based turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, has confirmed that Fairways (GM) Ltd will succeed Scottish Grass Machinery Ltd as the distributor for Ransomes Jacobsen products in Scotland with effect from 8th November 2004.
Fairways GM Ltd is a subsidiary company of the Fairways Group Ltd, a holding company operating diverse, yet complementary companies in the sports amenity sector.
The Fairways Group is an established, family-owned business based at West Yonderton, close to Glasgow airport. Its major subsidiary companies are:
- Sportsgrounds Ltd - one of the leading design and constructors of outdoor sports facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, playing fields and bowling greens
- Sportsgrounds Machinery (a division of Sportsgrounds Ltd) - agents for Procast and TIP Inc. machinery offering a comprehensive range of heavy duty bulk top dressing machinery and grass grooming and regeneration machines
- Wiedenmann (UK) Ltd - founded in 1991, the sole UK importer of grounds maintenance machinery manufactured by Wiedenmann GmbH. Wiedenmann UK is an established name in the turf care markets of the United Kingdom and Ireland through their successful Terra Spike range of deep aerators.
David Withers, Sales & Marketing Director at Ransomes Jacobsen said, "We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Fairways GM as our new dealers for Scotland with effect from 8th November. The Fairways Group is a well-run and very professional business and I have great confidence that they will help us with the continued growth of the business here in the UK. The experience of the group and their commitment to the turf sector will ensure the delivery of outstanding service to our customer base in Scotland. We warmly welcome them to our dealer network."
"To ensure the smooth transition of service for Ransomes Jacobsen customers we are currently sourcing and equipping additional depots in the west and east of Scotland and recruiting and training staff in readiness for 8th November.
"We bring a reputation for outstanding service and after sales support and look forward to building lasting relationships with existing customers and new prospects."