New distributor for McCormick and Landini tractors
Argo Tractors -manufacturer of the Landini and McCormick tractor brands - has appointed AgriArgo UK, its distributor in Britain, to also handle whole-goods and parts distribution throughout Ireland.
The appointment results from a mutual agreement between Argo Tractors, D&S Machinery in Dublin and H Fulton Tractors, Dungiven, Derry to bring the long standing former distribution arrangements to an end.
D&S Machinery Ltd became the Landini importer for all Ireland in 1991, and in 2001 was appointed to also handle the McCormick range shortly after Argo Tractors reintroduced the iconic brand. Speaking to the Farming Independent this week, Michael Devane, director at D&S Machinery, said the move had been a tough choice but was firmly a business-related one.
"We have come to a mutual agreement with Argo Tractors to change the distribution channel of the Landini and McCormick tractor brands across Ireland," explained Mr Devane.
"Over the past number of years it was evident that the distribution model based around an independent distributor like D&S machinery was no longer sustainable.
"It was a difficult decision, but a commercial one at the end of the day. I for one would love to see the Landini and McCormick brands go from strength to strength on the Irish market.
"Looking to the future, we have decided to concentrate on expanding our spare parts business into other tractor brands and on promoting the exciting Solis range of tractors that are new to Ireland."
AgriArgo UK is based at Harworth, northern England, close to Doncaster, the former home of the McCormick brand.