Argo Tractors has appointed AgriArgo UK, its distributor in Great Britain, to also handle whole-goods and parts distribution throughout Ireland. The appointment results from a mutual agreement between Argo Tractors and D&S Machinery in Dublin to bring former distribution arrangements to an end. D&S Machinery Ltd became the Landini importer for all Ireland in 1991.
AgriArgo UK is based at Harworth in South Yorkshire and has appointed Will Doyle, who has an established track record in tractor sales and distribution, as area sales manager for Ireland. AgriArgo UK has begun supporting Irish dealers and end users by supplying parts from the £3 million-worth (approximately €3.5 million) of stock held at its Harworth premises. All new tractor orders for the Irish market are also now being handled by the company.
Ray Spinks, general manager and sales director, acknowledged the support provided by the former distributors: “Having decided to pursue other business opportunities, Michael Devane and his fellow directors at D&S Machinery have done everything possible to ensure a smooth hand-over. That gave us time to put in the resources needed to ensure the professional support we give our dealers in Great Britain is available to dealerships in Ireland. This is a great opportunity for Irish dealers to get fully behind the Landini products and capitalise on the business resources available from AgriArgo UK and our partners, such as stocking plans, retail finance and favourable terms for demonstrator tractors”.
“We look forward to hearing from any and all dealers who see the potential for Landini tractor sales in their area.”
The product ranges
Argo Tractors has continually invested in developing and expanding the Landini products manufactured and assembled at its complex of factories in and around Fabbrico, northern Italy. Landini is the clear number two tractor brand in its home country.
Most recently, a €75 million design and engineering programme has produced the most modern, stylish, efficient and well-equipped tractors ever to carry the two brand names.
The transformation began with the 2013 launch of the Landini 6/7 Series tractors. It has continued across all power categories, with the most recent additions being compact tractors from just 44hp, a basic-spec yard scraper tractor, mid-range tractors and Argo’s first in-house CVT transmission.
As a consequence, Argo now produces a more diverse range of modern Landini tractors, offering both low-tech and highly sophisticated models to suit different users and applications.
“These introductions emphasise how the two brands can meet the needs of smallholders, livestock farms and large tillage farming and contracting operations,” says Ray Spinks.
“We’re looking forward to working with dealerships throughout Ireland to supply farmers and contractors with these great products, and deliver the level of parts and service support they deserve.”