Claydon Drill, a European market leader in direct strip seeding technology, has further expanded its UK distribution network with the appointment of highly respected dealer JJ Farm Services in Gloucestershire.
Based near Cheltenham, the family-owned business will manage the sale and service of Claydon Opti-Till equipment in an area bordered by the M5 to the West, North to the M42 in Warwickshire, South to Cirencester and across to the M40. The territory complements those covered by existing Claydon dealers Ross Farm Machinery, with depots in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and Turney Group’s branches in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Beef farmer and agricultural contractor James Jenkins established JJ Farm Services in 1980. The business takes pride in its ‘old-school’ values of integrity and personal service combined without a no-pressure approach to sales. These attributes see customers across three counties return year after year.
A main dealer for Kubota Tractors, JJ Farm Services also represents a range of other carefully selected agricultural companies where it can offer a competitive service for new and used machinery. The business has a well-respected workshop staffed by five engineers who deal with repairs and service work, both on-site and on-farm, plus a well-stocked parts department employing two staff.
Managing director Martin Jenkins said Claydon was a very well-known and respected company, so he was delighted to represent it in this remarkably diverse farming area.
“As farmers and contractors, we understand what customers require from their dealer and go the extra mile to ensure that they are well looked after,” he added. “The innovative range of Claydon products are designed by farmers for farmers. They’re manufactured to an extremely high standard, very versatile and complement the other brands that we offer, enabling us to cater for every requirement.
Claydon’s sales manager for the UK and Republic of Ireland, Rob Dunk, said the company’s strategy was to offer Opti-Till products through a network of carefully selected, enthusiastic, professional dealers.
“We’re delighted to have JJ Farm Services on board as the business has an excellent reputation thanks to the expertise and customer-focused service it provides,” he added. “Undoubtedly, it’ll attract new owners to the Claydon brand, as well as supporting existing farming businesses that already operate our machinery and will benefit from a local service and efficient parts support.”
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