Agri Machinery Trade Reports

New Dealer Appointments at CLAAS

CLAAS UK has announced two new additions to its dealer network that will reinforce the growing product range and support increasing sales of its CLAAS tractor, telescopic handler and green harvest product ranges.

New to the CLAAS dealer network are Alkmonton Tractors who will be covering Derbyshire and north Staffordshire, and long established CLAAS dealer Hamblys has opened a new sixth depot near Torrington in north Devon.

Alkmonton Tractors is a well known company within Derbyshire run by father and son team John and James Ayre. Effective from May 1st, Alkmonton Tractors have entered into a mutually-exclusive agreement for CLAAS Tractors and Greenline products. This will enable Alkmonton Tractors to offer their customers a high quality, well established product range, while ensuring continuity of product and stability for their business.

In line with CLAAS UK’s well established and successful dealer model for Tractor and Greenline products, Alkmonton Tractors will be responsible for sales, service and support of the complete tractor, telescopic handler, baler and green harvest products. For forage harvesters and combines they will work alongside the regional specialist dealers for these products, namely Morris Corfield in the west of their territory and CLAAS Eastern in the east.

Established 125 years ago in 1892 when Frank Hambly opened a bicycle shop in Whitstone, today Hamblys is still a family owned company with responsibility for the complete CLAAS product range throughout the South West of England.

The addition of the new Hamblys Torrington branch follows the acquisition by Hamblys of Richard Mann Agricultural Engineering, based at Peters Marland outside Torrington. Richard Mann and all of his team have been retained by Hamblys and the addition of this new depot will enable Hamblys to provide far more localised sales and service support for CLAAS products within north Devon.