- Ripon Farm Services has been awarded the UK Dealer of the Year Award for 2021 by Italian sprayer manufacturer Mazzotti
- The award recognises overall performance and dedication to the brand
In 2018 Ripon Farm Services became one of the first Mazzotti dealers in the UK and, since that time, has shown outstanding commitment to the self-propelled sprayer product line. The award was made in person by Vincenzo Gasperi, Export Manager for Mazzotti, during a recent visit.
Richard Simpson, Commercial Director of Ripon Farm Services, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. It underlines the hard work we’ve put into promoting Mazzotti. We’ve put a lot of effort into launching the sprayers, not only to demonstrate the benefits of these machines, but also to support the customers with what is, after all, a new brand in the UK market.
“The entire Ripon Farm Services team can feel very proud of this, although a special mention has to go to our team at Market Weighton and, in particular, Area Sales Manager Mike Pickering, who really has gone the extra mile.
“The Mazzotti product really does seem to hit the mark for our customers. The UK-friendly design with integrated John Deere systems and components is a winning combination that offers not only great performance, but good value for money.”
Vincenzo Gasperi said: “We are very happy with the performance of Ripon Farm Services and it’s great to reward its hard work. As a new brand in the market, we have to find a place on UK farms, so strong partners who are committed to growing the business and to making sure the customer is happy is very important to us.”
Since its foundation in 1982, Ripon Farm Services has grown to become one of the largest John Deere dealerships in the UK, with 12 branches situated across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Teesside. With over 280 employees focused on providing customer satisfaction, Ripon Farm Services takes pride in offering customer support that matches the quality of the equipment it supplies.
Founded in 1947, Mazzotti has over 70 years of experience in agricultural vehicles. From its base in Ravenna, Italy, Mazzotti currently manufactures a range of 11 self-propelled sprayers, in addition to the Multi specialist tool carrier. In 2017 Mazzotti became a fully owned subsidiary of John Deere, though continues to trade as in independent company. Mazzotti products are available in the UK from selected John Deere dealers.