- C&O Tractors is expanding its operating area across the South West with the opening of a new C&O depot in Somerset
- The new C&O site at South Petherton will support customers in Somerset with tractors and machinery from Massey Ferguson and Kverneland
‘It is really exciting for C&O to move into Somerset for the first time in our 20 year history. Customers in Somerset will benefit from the resources and experience we have within the C&O Group, not just with tractors but the wider Massey Ferguson range including Combine Harvesters, balers and haytools. Added to that we will also be delivering Kverneland machinery in south and central Somerset,’ explained C&O managing director Andy Coles.
‘2022 marks 175 years of Massey Ferguson heritage and C&O are really proud to be continuing that legacy. I’m looking forward to getting to know the customers in our new business area and supporting the agricultural industry in Somerset,’ added Andy.
William Judge, brand manager at Massey Ferguson UK/Eire & ME said; ‘We are delighted that C&O Tractors Ltd has expanded and will be opening a branch at South Petherton, further strengthening its services throughout the area, offering continued, excellent customer service, aftersales and product availability. Since joining the AGCO family, C&O has continued to go from strength to strength and has proven to be a valued and trusted partner, with many more years to come.’
The expansion means C&O will supply Kverneland equipment to customers in south and central Somerset. The Kverneland range includes an extensive selection of soil preparation and seeding equipment, grass and forage products, diet feeders, fertiliser spreaders, sprayers and precision farming technology. Kverneland managing director Joe Bell is confident about the expanded territory and said ‘this expansion creates an opportunity for new business in addition to supporting existing Kverneland customers in the south and central Somerset area.’
C&O is taking on the South Petherton site and Massey Ferguson trading area from MST. The existing staff South Petherton will be joining the C&O team which is run from headquarters in Blandford, Dorset and serves customers across the South coast from depots in Wilton in Wiltshire, Funtington in West Sussex and Newport on the Isle of Wight.