R W Crawford Agricultural Machinery Ltd (Crawfords) is a well-established AGCO dealer covering Essex, Kent, Sussex and East Hampshire. The company takes on the Manitou Agricultural product range at all three locations, in Chelmsford, Billingshurst and Ashford.
Additionally, Crawfords has agreed to work with Suffolk Agri Centre near Bury St Edmunds as a sub-dealer responsible for all sales, and after-sales support in the county of Suffolk. All four branches attended extensive sales and service training courses at Manitou during December 2019 to ensure they are ready to support customers from January 2020. Spare parts and whole-goods stock was delivered during the first week of January.
Manitou UK managing director, Mark Ormond, said: “Manitou is delighted to announce the appointment of R W Crawford. The Manitou brand will nicely complement the Fendt, Massey Fergusson and Valtra brands already promoted by this highly professional dealer.”
Speaking to Farmers Guide at Lamma ’20, Crawfords managing director Wes Crawford said: “Manitou is a respected quality brand offering the performance and reliability our customers demand. There are models to suit all types and sizes of agricultural enterprise which means it’s ideal for our operating area, and it will complement the quality brands we currently represent. There is great excitement throughout our sales teams at the opportunities this gives us to
cater for the needs of new and existing customers.”
Other dealership appointments by Manitou UK include Glyn Lloyd & Sons, covering Agricultural and Construction in north Wales, and Ryan Martin Ltd, focusing on Compact Equipment Product in mid-Wales.