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    Sharrocks Expand with Acquisition

    F. R. Sharrock Limited, have acquired the assets of Jacobsen Direct UK in a deal. This will also see responsibility for the distribution of Jacobsen machines & products in the Staffordshire, Shropshire & Derbyshire.
     
    Commenting on the deal, James Sharrock, Managing Director of F. R. Sharrock Limited said:
     
    “Jacobsen Direct UK have done an outstanding job in building direct relationships with landscapers.
     
    These new machines, incorporating knowledge gained in the Utility sector with Ransomes, has produced some of the most innovatively engineered, well-built and robust machines I have seen in my 30 years in the industry.
     
    Having the design and manufacture based here in the UK is critical in the current climate. After seeing the factory’s vision for the future with TR, HR, HM & AR series it became a priority to align our distribution with that.”

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    Speaking after the signing of the agreement, Will Carr, Sales Director for Ransomes Jacobsen said:
     
    “In 2014 we appointed Sharrocks as Ransomes Jacobsen Dealers for Lancashire. Their commitment to outstanding service and unrivalled product support has seen their Area of Responsibility grow to cover most of the North & Midlands. This deal is a logical step with Sharrocks well positioned to cover businesses from their existing outlets.”
     
    Sales Director of F. R. Sharrock Limited, Steven Hanlon, added:
     
    “This is an exciting development. Re-uniting the Ransomes & Jacobsen brands across the area will only increase the service levels to both brand customers.
     
    Having machinery that is not only designed specifically for the UK but also manufactured here at the superb facility in Ipswich is a massive advantage in the sector.
     
    I am personally overseeing the re-integration across the area, with support from our internal teams and that of Bruce Alexander at the factory.”
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