Charlie Lane is Merlo UK’s first network development manager.

Merlo UK Limited has announced the appointment of Charlie Lane to the newly created position of network development manager.

The new role is a further sign of the investment taking place at Merlo UK. Having committed strongly to the UK in recent years, the company has elected to continue to base all commercial operations within the country, including a fully stocked parts warehouse.

“I can say it is a real privilege for me to be joining the established and well respected team at Merlo UK,” Mr Lane said. “It’s a very exciting time to be joining a company displaying such a strong commitment to its UK customers and dealers alike. I can’t wait to get going.”

Having amassed more than 11 years’ experience in the agricultural machinery industry, working initially at retail level, but more latterly for respected machinery manufacturers, he has great experience in supporting machinery dealers to grow their business.

“We’re really pleased to have Charlie on board as part of the team,” the general manager of  Merlo UK, Shaun Groom, said. “Continued investment in product, infrastructure and people ensures we have lots to offer dealers and customers alike. Charlie will play a key part in growing the Merlo presence even further in the UK.”