Established in 1825 in Hungerford, Oakes Bros has held the JCB and New Holland (and other smaller) franchises in parts of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire for many years.
Haynes Agricultural is a New Holland, Case IH and JCB (and other smaller) dealer in Kent and East Sussex. The holding company Haynes Bros was established in 1790.
Daily reporting and management will remain largely as they are, although Oakes small branch at Coombe Bissett will close with all affected staff transferring within the enlarged group.
“We believe this expansion is a natural fit for our agricultural business giving us increased scale in this key area of our operations,” comments Andrew Haynes, chairman and CEO of Haynes Bros. “The Oakes business is well known to us and we have been neighbouring dealers for many years following our expansion into Sussex in 2004. This move will provide us now with greater economies of scale and resources which we believe over time will be of considerable benefit to our mutual customers, staff and manufacturers.”
Oakes Bros chairman Andrew Wilkinson is delighted to have found in Haynes Bros a responsible new owner for the company. “This company understands our business and what we stand for,” he says. “I would like to thank all our customers and staff for their support over the years and I am confident they are in safe hands for the future.”
Picture: Richard Haines (left) – Haynes agricultural business director (West) with agricultural operations director Adrian Woods.