Shaun Groom of Merlo UK.

Merlo UK Limited has announced appointment of Shaun Groom as general manager. He joins the firm having previously spent 15 years with Austrian agricultural machinery manufacturer Pöttinger; the past eight years as general manager of Pöttinger UK.

“It’s a real privilege for me to be joining the established and well respected Merlo UK team,” Mr Groom said. “As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian family-owned Merlo Group, we can offer our dealers and customers a stable, dependable partnership for the long term.

“Ongoing investment in people and facilities at Merlo UK ensures we’ve local support available for the full range of innovative Merlo products. A fully stocked UK parts warehouse, nationwide field-based service and sales support is now further enhanced by extensive development of the offices, parts warehouse and training facilities at our Ringwood, Hampshire, based headquarters.

“We stand ready to support our dealers and customers across the nation to ensure they can operate efficiently and effectively, even during the continuing difficult times as we face the current Covid-19 pandemic,” Mr Groom added.