Claydon Drills has appointed Hamblys, one of the largest agricultural machinery suppliers in the South West, to handle sales and service of Claydon Hybrid mounted and trailed drills, TerraStar cultivators, Straw Harrows and Cambridge Rolls in Cornwall, Devon and part of Somerset.
Established in 1892, Hamblys remains a family-owned business. The main Claas dealer in the South West, it has an excellent reputation for supplying quality products, supported by excellent service from its five purpose-built branches, which are located at Launceston, Redruth and Whitstone in Cornwall, Honiton in Devon, together with Bishops Lydeard in Somerset. The company employs over 50 staff, 25 of them technicians.
Announcing the appointment Spencer Claydon, Commercial Director of Claydon Drills, stated:
“We are delighted to be working with Hamblys and to be represented throughout the South West by a single, strong dealer group. This is part of the changing way that we are doing business, moving from selling direct to farmers from our factory in Suffolk to working closely with a fast-expanding national and international distributor network.
“The economic and agronomic advantages which the Claydon System provides for farmers gives our partners in the agricultural machinery distribution sector an excellent opportunity to offer a highly-respected range of products which will attract new customers, generating additional sales and servicing revenues for their businesses. The Claydon brand is now even more compelling because importers of machinery manufactured outside the UK are set to raise prices significantly over the next few months to compensate for the fall in the value of Sterling.
Mike Green, Territory Manager for Claydon Drills in the South and West, adds: “With farming businesses increasingly looking to reduce costs the well-proven Claydon System offers a very attractive alternative to expensive traditional methods of establishing combinable crops.
“Farmers and agricultural contractors in Hamblys’ trading area who operate Claydon equipment have already experienced the benefits for themselves in terms of increased returns, improved yields and better timeliness. Many have also used the system to reduce soil erosion on light land which is subject to wind blow when conditions are dry, and to reduce run-off later in the season by not having to use conventional tillage techniques following late-harvested crops such as maize.”
Mike Green Territory Manager