A&M Group is now responsible for sales and service for the entire Bobcat range of loaders, mini-excavators, telehandlers, light compaction and attachments in south, west and mid Wales. Newport-based Border Bobcat, the previous dealer for the area, is now specialising in the Bobcat skid-steer, compact track, compact wheel and small articulated loader ranges for the counties of Powys and Gwent.

The A&M Group has purchased two plots on the Brackla Industrial Estate in Bridgend, one of which will form the location for the company’s new headquarters. The new facilities in Bridgend complement the existing operations in St Clears in Carmarthenshire, from where A&M Group serves the west of Wales.

“We intend to build on the substantial success we have had with the Bobcat agricultural telehandler range in our area,” comments James Atherton, business manager at A&M Group. “In 2021 alone, we sold over 60 new Bobcat telehandlers to farmers across the region, converting many of them to the brand for the first time.”

A&M Group is a family business founded in 1986 by Mark Atherton, and his business partner, Ralph Morris, trading originally as A&M Engineering. Operating first out of premises in Lower Lamphey in Pembrokeshire, the growth of the business led to the company building new facilities in St Clears in 2006.

The company changed its name to A&M Group in 2019 when the new partnership was formed between Mark Atherton and his two sons, James and Josh. The business development side is run by James, while Josh runs the sales side. Mark has a third son, Jack, who is currently doing an engineering course at Harper Adams University and is looking forward to joining the business in 2024.