Family run farming and machinery business to enhance offering with Kubota machinery
Kubota UK, a leading manufacturer of farm and agricultural machinery, has announced that it has partnered with Howard & Sons Exports Limited as one of its newest agricultural dealers. The family-run business stocks Kubota’s comprehensive range of tractor, RTV machinery and provides complete aftersales, parts and technical support to its customers across Wiltshire and East Somerset.
Howard & Sons, based in Marston near Devizes, has been involved in the agricultural industry since 1968, starting as beef cattle and cereal farmers, and today supplies quality tractors, combine harvesters and farm machinery to its customers alongside the farm. In 2006, it expanded its facilities to include a professional spray booth, grit blasting facility, steam cleaning facility, engineering lathe, milling machinery and container loading bay. This investment gave the company the ability to expand in the UK and increase export sales overseas.
Over the last several years, the needs of those working within the agriculture industry have changed dramatically. Howard & Sons wanted to be able to provide its customer base with the tools needed to support these needs whilst helping them succeed in the market. The combination of Kubota’s high-quality equipment and experience in the sector made Kubota the perfect partner to help increase growth and customer satisfaction.
Howard & Sons will be stocking a comprehensive range of Kubota tractors, including those in the M-series such as the M7 and M4, L series as well as RTVs and parts. The team have had specific product training over the last few months at Kubota’s UK onsite training facility and will also be able to offer a dedicated Kubota service aftercare service to their customers.
Rob Howard, Service Manager at Howard & Sons said: “Kubota’s heritage and experience made it an easy choice for us at Howard & Sons, as farmers across the UK are seeing the industry change dramatically and need tools and equipment that they can rely on. With Kubota machinery as part of our offering, we will now be able to provide our customers with the latest range of machinery to use on their own farms. The flexibility Kubota offers with its payment scheme and extended warranty also give us an opportunity to support our customers when they need it the most. We’re excited to be partnering with Kubota to enhance our business in 2019 and beyond and look forward to working with them going forward.”
Rob Edwards, business development manager, Agriculture, Kubota UK, commented: “Howard & Sons is a business which is committed to serving the agricultural industry, using the team’s decades of experience and a wealth of industry knowledge. Here at Kubota, we’re extremely proud of this addition to our dealer portfolio and plan to help develop what is already a thriving business as part of our continued investment in our dealer network. Our partnership will allow Howard & Sons’ customers to unlock greater productivity and overcome some of the obstacles the modern farmer now faces, and we look forward to working with the team for many years to come.”