Comment – Which way the wind blows..

I spend rather too much time than is healthy on the internet. As may already have been explained, with an acquisitive interest in period ag machinery, ie buying old kit for the farm, one (ahem) often does ones research online.

Thanks to Profi and their peers, some of the reviews go back far enough to be almost able to give a driving impression of my latest binder or equivalent.

Alongside this, speaking with industry colleagues, reading publications, websites and numerous e-news from outside our core business of the agricultural machinery supply chain helps one to see which way the wind is blowing.

With this in mind it was fascinating to read that Volvo CE* (a firm you may have heard of..) are moving away from a ‘linear’ business model which discards machines at the end of life towards a circular model which embraces refurbishing, repurposing, remanufacturing and recycling. Wow!

I can already hear the parts managers shouting ‘Thats what we already do.”

So this weeks point to ponder, is did we see it here first? Is this a sign of the future of an element of the supply chain, or will machinery as a ‘service’ come to the fore..

Whatever the week ahead holds, enjoy the bank holiday!

Kind regards


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