T H White to take over Murley

T H White plans to acquire the agricultural, construction and garden machinery operations of the Murley Agricultural dealerships at Warwick and Stourport. Scheduled for completion on June 30, 2021, the purchase extends the firm’s New Holland franchise territory.

by Steven Vale

3 Jun 2021

The expansion of T H White’s businesses to Warwickshire and Worcestershire is a natural one for the neighbouring dealer, supported by main suppliers, New Holland, Manitou and Doosan.

With this change, T H White will take on the main franchises currently on offer at Stourport and Warwick. The garden machinery range available from Warwick will continue from this location, and the established construction operation in Stourport is set to expand T H White’s existing construction offering from Manitou, New Holland and Mecalac, with the introduction of the Doosan brand.

“This is a purchase which aligns with our strategic aspirations”, comments T H White director, David Rapkins. “It enables us to grow our agricultural territory with an established business offering premium brands.

“As a dealer in neighbouring territories with a long history and experience in the sectors, we are well placed to meet the aspirations of Murley customers and are excited by the opportunities it presents.”

All stakeholders are preparing a smooth transition, meaning continuity for staff and customers, and business as usual for trade with a name change above the door.

T H White began trading in 1832, serving farmers from an agricultural ironmongery in Devizes. Today, the family and staff owned TH White Group’s agricultural division trades from 10 branches in Knockdown, Devizes, Frome, Huntley, Marlborough, Stockbridge, Toddington, Hereford, Warwick and Stourport following the acquisition.