Lancashire dealership Clarke and Pulman has added Valtra to its portfolio in the North-West, and opened a new depot at Garstang. Formerly the premises Whittingham Farm Supplies, the 2-acre site will become C&P’s dedicated Centre of Excellence for the Valtra and Fendt brands. The company’s Massey Ferguson business – both sales and service – will continue to operate from its existing Burscough base, with the sales territory unchanged.

Strategically, the new depot is ideally placed to serve the company’s new sales territory for Valtra, which stretches from the M56 motorway in the south, up as far as the entrance to the Lake District at Tebay and then across to Harrogate. The new Garstang depot, which is more than 30 miles to the north of Burscough, will also serve to extend the Fendt sales territory in the North West as far north as Morecambe and across to the Yorkshire border.

“Our second depot will allow us to not only continue our drive for new machine sales, but also to offer first class after-sales support for Fendt and Valtra products,” said Ged Clarke, who owns the business with Sarah Clarke. “The new facility will allow us to carry a significantly larger number and range of spare parts. In addition, we will be able to accommodate more in-house tooling and equipment.”