Northern dealer change for John Deere

Changes to John Deere’s agricultural dealer organisation in north-west England and south-west Scotland sees the Cornthwaite Group replace Johnston Tractors at Carlisle, Appleby and Dumfries.

by Steven Vale

5 Nov 2018

The Cornthwaite Group has secured new premises in Dumfries on the Heathhall industrial estate, which are currently under construction and will open in the near future. In the meantime it has an interim facility on the same estate, to provide ongoing parts and service support.

The group has also secured an outlet just off junction 43 of the M6 at Rosehill industrial estate, Carlisle to provide continuing support to John Deere customers in the region, while it constructs new bespoke premises in the area. The Cornthwaite dealership group also includes established outlets at Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria, Bispham Green in Lancashire and Nantwich in Cheshire, and employs over 100 staff.

“We invest heavily in customer support, employing more than 40 service technicians in the group, and pride ourselves on providing industry leading parts support,” said Cornthwaite Agricultural dealer principal Stuart Cornthwaite. “We are committed to delivering the best possible machinery sales and service support to existing and new customers alike.”

In addition to John Deere equipment, the group’s other franchises include Bailey Trailers, Maschio, Kramer, Redrock, Standen, Vaderstad and Spearhead.

John Deere division sales manager Chris Meacock says that the change is part of the company’s ongoing dealer of tomorrow strategy, which is designed to strengthen the European dealer network and provide long-term stability for both dealers and customers.