An ambition to work for a leading tractor manufacturer has been fulfilled with the appointment of Tony Hinks as Wales and West of England area manager for service parts at AgriArgo UK, the distributor in Great Britain for Landini, McCormick and Valpadana tractors.
“All my experience in the agricultural engineering industry so far has been at machinery dealers,” he says. “Now I’m beginning to enjoy working with dealers, helping them to develop their service parts support for customers by supplying genuine ARGO parts and consumables.”
Tony’s previous positions will stand him in good stead in that role. As parts manager and group parts manager at leading dealer organisations during his career he has a wealth of experience in this aspect of farm machinery sales and support.
“Supplying new tractors and implements tends to get a lot of attention but it’s the parts and service items that keep them going,” Tony Hinks points out. “It’s important to all Landini, McCormick and Valpadana tractor users in the horticulture and groundscare sectors that AgriArgo’s dealers hold a good stock of the right parts and consumables.”
From his home in Runcorn, Cheshire, Tony will work with AgriArgo’s separate Landini and McCormick dealer networks throughout Wales and in the west of England from Cumbria through west Lancashire and the West Midlands to Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
That will leave parts manager Tony Burgess to focus on dealer support in the east of England, and Bob Bain to handle service parts business in Scotland in addition to his recent appointment as area sales manager for compact and full-size tractors in the area.
“These changes are designed to enhance service levels and allow our parts staff to spend more time with dealers to ensure they stock the correct mix of ARGO service products for their customers,” says Ray Spinks, general manager at AgriArgo UK. “Enhancing our service support is just one of the measures we’re taking as we prepare the way for some great new models to further strengthen the Landini and McCormick tractor ranges.”