MST secure new franchise
Agricultural machinery dealer MST, has recently been appointed by grassland and tillage equipment manufacturer Pöttinger UK as the main dealer across Devon.
The Devon based company which can trace its agricultural trade heritage back to 1830, is gearing up to reaffirm its position as a major agricultural business in the region. Already dealers for top quality brand names including Massey Ferguson, Kubota and Honda, the company has forged long term relationships based on trust and traditional values with their customers.
The partnership will see MST, which has depots in Tiverton and Plymouth, carrying the full range of Pöttinger stock that includes all grassland and tillage products as well as the impressive range of Pöttinger forage wagons.
Whilst Pöttinger is a name more readily associated with grassland harvesting machinery in the UK, the last four decades have seen continuous development and expansion of its now extensive range of tillage equipment. Encompassing both traditional and minimal tillage equipment the range offers everything from mouldboard ploughs and power harrows, through to a wide range of innovative cultivators and more than 60 different models of seed drills. Manufacturing more than 28,000 machines annually from production facilities located in Germany, Czech Republic and its headquarters in Grieskirchen, Austria the family Pöttinger business celebrated its 140 year anniversary in 2011. Last year Pöttinger took the step of making a long term commitment to the UK market by establishing its own sales subsidiary Alois Pöttinger UK Ltd. “The UK is a key market for us, therefore to reflect its importance we have taken the step of forming our own subsidiary”, says Heinz Pöttinger (CEO). “Our motto “More success with Pöttinger” is more than just a promise to our customers”.
Speaking to Graham Joll, Head of Sales at MST he said, ”Pöttinger is an incredibly well-known and well respected machinery brand which we are extremely proud to now represent. The new partnership we have formed is very much in line with MST’s strategy to strengthen our agricultural positioning and offerings across the region. We will continue to invest and partner with quality manufacturers like Pöttinger where we can make a real difference to our customers productivity and profitability through innovation and quality products.”
“Considerable investment has been made at MST over the last 12 months in people and assets in order to strengthen our product support.”
“A new 24 hour call out service for parts and service is now in operation and with four new agricultural engineers joining us in recent months we are in a position to offer the very best in customer after sales support.”
Another recent addition to the MST family is a brand new MAN truck that represents an investment of over £120,000. “Our old vehicle had served us well over its 20 years of service but had limited carrying capacity for today’s modern machinery. These actions demonstrate MST’s commitment to the future of farming.”