Case IH has announced that Lincolnshire-based Sharmans Agricultural Limited has been appointed as Case IH dealers. The family-run machinery dealership has a head office in Grantham, Lincolnshire and operates four further depots in Nottinghamshire (Lowdham), Lincolnshire (Stamford), Leicestershire (Melton Mowbray) and Northamptonshire (Pytchley, Kettering).
The business became a Case IH dealership on Friday 24th April 2020 and all 95 staff have been informed.
Commenting on the development, Paul Harrison, Case IH business director UK & ROI, said: “Case IH has ambitious growth plans in the UK, building on our growing market share in recent years. We have an innovative product range with a clear focus on high-end technology and connectivity for large-scale farmers and professional producers, with exciting developments across tractor, combine, baler and precision farming ranges.
“Our dealer network must evolve to ensure we serve the changing needs of our growing customer base effectively, and we are delighted to be adding Sharmans to cover a key geographic area. They are an extremely strong, dynamic and professional business and I am confident that they will deliver a professional service to existing and new customers in the area, being particularly well-placed to support our market-leading harvesting products as well as our wide range of tractor and telehandlers. We look forward to working with the Barclay family and their team to grow Case IH sales in the years ahead.”
Sharmans has been run by the Barclay family since 1981, with managing director, Scott Barclay, currently heading up the business. Commenting on the news, Mr Barclay said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be joining the Case IH family, they are a market-leading company that have a fantastic worldwide brand image. We wanted to partner with a new tractor franchise that would complement our current portfolio of products as well as match the quality that we currently offer; Case IH met these requirements perfectly and coupled with the fact they were extremely keen to work with us and our clients, this meant a lot: we both have the same goals.”