New handler dealer for Cornwall and Devon

  • Hamblys Ltd., based in Launceston in Cornwall, has been appointed as the new Authorised Bobcat Dealer for the counties of Cornwall and Devon in South West England with immediate effect. Hamblys will also take over responsibility as the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for the West Somerset area from 1st July 2024

John Christofides, Regional Sales Director for Bobcat EMEA, said: “HAMBLYS is a very professional business with an excellent reputation in the South West. We are looking forward to working closely with them to increase the growth of the Bobcat brand in this area in every sector from our traditional markets in construction, rental and agriculture to the newer markets such as ground maintenance equipment.”

Steve Barrett, Managing Director of Hamblys, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded the Bobcat franchise and to begin the next phase of our growth into the construction industry. We have recruited Lee Blewett as our Bobcat Franchise Manager, who will lead our ‘Non-Agricultural’ business development. He joins us with an excellent background in construction, and will be bringing extensive experience and knowledge to the new role to best serve our construction customers.”

As well as the Head Office in Launceston, Hamblys has another branch in Cornwall in Redruth, two further two branches in Devon at Honiton and Torrington and a fifth branch in Somerset at Bishops Lydeard. To support the Bobcat range of machines and attachments, Hamblys offers a full selection of genuine Bobcat accessories and parts in its area. Customers also benefit from Hamblys’ on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance.

The Bobcat range offers 10 skid-steer loaders including the brand new R-Series S86 model, complementing these wheeled machines with a selection of five compact track loaders, including the latest R-Series T86 top-of-the-range model. Bobcat also offers an extensive portfolio of mini-excavators from 1.0 to 9.4 tonne, including two electric models and a selection of rigid frame and rotary telehandler models.

In the last three years, Bobcat has also entered the European wheel loader market for compact wheel loaders and small articulated loaders and launched an innovative line-up of ground maintenance equipment, including compact tractors, mowers and turf equipment. At the beginning of 2024, the company introduced a full line of forklifts and warehouse equipment, alongside a complete range of portable air compressors and electrical generators.

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