The agreement is for the purchase of the entire business and the intention is that all employees will transfer as part of the sale and the three existing Burden Bros dealership branch locations at Stockbury and Ivychurch in Kent and Framfield in East Sussex will be retained.
Both parties are working towards a completion date of the end of October 2020, when Burden Bros Agri will join the Tuckwell group and be fully owned and managed by the Tuckwell family.
This will bring the total number of Tuckwell outlets to 10, including the existing dealerships covering Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
“Growth gives a strong platform that will enable our business to continue building on the great legacy that my grandfather started 66 years ago,” comments dealer principal James Tuckwell.
“For our existing customers the combined dealerships offers us greater security and the ability to invest further in our great team, our facilities and technologies so that we can go much further in supporting your businesses and delivering an exceptional customer experience.”
Mr Tuckwell adds that growth is only good if it is done in the right way with the right intentions and the right mind-set. “As a family business I can assure you that our team and our customers will always remain our number one priority and we will strive to grow sustainably and responsibly, delivering ever-increasing levels of customer service and support.”
John Deere Limited division sales manager Joedy Ibbotson says the agreement ensures the continuity of the Burden Bros team and dealership outlets within the John Deere network.
“This is a great fit, combining two businesses with closely aligned values based on outstanding customer service with a focus on precision technology and connected support.”