10 Sep 2020

US giant brings all turf production to Ipswich factory

A US multinational is relocating all its professional mower manufacturing to Ipswich.

Textron has announced it will be bringing all its Jacobsen production to its UK facility at Ransomes Jacobsen, which is based in Ransomes Europark and employs more than 240 people, according to the Ipswich Star.

The town has a strong mower manufacturing heritage through Ransomes, and the move will be seen as a big boost for the town.

It will mean that the Ipswich factory – which currently builds Jacobsen and Ransomes mowers – will make mowers for all the multinational’s sales regions, including North America.

Meanwhile Jacobsen will maintain its sales and customer care teams in North America, and its network of North

American distributors, which serve customers in the US States and Canada.

The move – aimed at making operations more efficient and expand on the historic legacy of the Ipswich site – is set to begin this autumn and be completed in stages over several months.

*Report courtesy of the Ipswich Star