Halifax-based machinery dealer Bob Wild Machinery is for the first time expanding its operations into the agricultural market after joining forces with Kubota UK.
The family run company, which employs 17 staff at its Hebden Bridge site, has been supplying and servicing professional machinery to the Groundcare sector for over 17 years. However, this new working partnership with Kubota has seen Bob Wild Machinery reshape and relaunch its business model, embarking on an exciting new era targeting the professional farming industry.
The deal means that Bob Wild Machinery is now the independent dealer for Kubota’s complete range of agricultural solutions in North and West Yorkshire (covering up as far as Scotch Corner on the A1 in the East to Tebay in the West.) This includes the supply of Kubota’s recently launched M7001 Series (130HP to 170HP) – the biggest, most powerful and efficient tractor that the Japanese machinery manufacturer has ever built.
Bob Wild of Bob Wild Machinery commented: “Having operated in the Groundcare sector since the business was launched in 1997, entering the agricultural industry is a major evolution for our business.
“Our close proximity to a large livestock farming community, coupled with our machinery expertise and the serious investment made by Kubota into the higher horse power farming market, was a fantastic opportunity not to be missed. We have built up an excellent reputation with our customers over the years for providing a quality, fast and efficient service offering and our aim now is to take this forward with Kubota and target the mainstream agricultural market.”
As well as Kubota’s new flagship M7001 Series, Bob Wild Machinery will also supply Kubota’s market leading range of high performance M Series, MGX-II Series and Grand L Series agricultural tractors. The company has also introduced a dedicated service centre to ensure its customers the highest levels of service.
In addition to Kubota’s new agricultural machinery solutions, Bob Wild Machinery will also continue to service and supply nearly new and refurbished Groundcare and Construction Equipment.
Richard Wild of Bob Wild Machinery said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for both parties. For Kubota, a brand that has built up an enviable reputation in its core markets over the years for quality, reliable and high performance machines, powerful engines and first class aftersales support, it enables them to expand its agricultural presence into North and West Yorkshire.
“The company has made a long-term commitment globally to increase its presence and market share in the professional farming market (higher horse power category) and this partnership enables Kubota to do this on a local level with us. For Bob Wild Machinery, we are on this journey too, investing and evolving into a new market with Kubota and we are looking forward to the future opportunities this will present us.”