New sales manager for UK and Ireland appointed

  • David Furber, who has extensive experience of the agricultural machinery industry and is highly regarded by those connected with it, has been appointed Sales Manager – UK and Ireland by Claydon Yield-o-Meter Limited

“This is an extremely exciting time to join a company which has been at the forefront of changing the way in which agricultural crops are established for more than two decades. Claydon products are highly regarded for their quality, performance, reliability, and low ownership costs, so customers are very loyal to the brand,” says David, who was born into a Cheshire family with strong farming connections and still lives in the county.

“As farming businesses become larger and more reliant on key equipment, it is essential that they have a professional dealer locally to sell and support Claydon crop establishment machinery,” David adds. “A key part of my role will be to work with our existing dealers to ensure that customers are fully supported and further strengthen our distribution network in areas where currently we are under-represented, particularly Scotland and Northern Ireland. This will benefit existing owners by providing more local points of contact and ensure that potential customers are made aware of the cost, timeliness, agronomic and environmental benefits of Claydon Opti-Till®.”

With both parents from farming families and his father an agricultural contractor in the Nantwich area it was no surprise that David decided to make a career in the industry. In 1992, he joined Shropshire-based agricultural implement manufacturer Salopian Kenneth Hudson and was involved in designing drills. SKH was part of the Greenland Group and when the businesses merged with Ipswich-based Vicon David became a service engineer for the company, supporting Vicon dealers and customers in in East Anglia.

Appointed Vicon Key Account Manager – Eastern Region in 1996, David held the role for over five years. Norwegian-based Kverneland Group acquired Vicon in 1998 and three years later David was promoted to UK Sales Manager for Vicon, a position he held for 19 years until becoming UK Sales Manager for Kverneland Group in December 2020. Responsible for the Kverneland, Vicon and Kubota brands in the UK and Ireland, David remained there until December 2022.

Claydon is a progressive family-owned business and its Commercial Team, headed by Commercial Director Spencer Claydon, now sells products which are designed and manufactured at its fast-expanding UK factory to farmers in over thirty countries across four continents. Farming businesses of all sizes and types, including those in the dairy sector, increasingly recognise the financial, operational, and environmental benefits of the Claydon Opti-Till® System, which is designed by farmers for farmers.

David Furber can be contacted on 01440 820327 or E:

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