Price Turfcare, a newly established business founded by Ransomes Jacobsen’s former International Sales Director, Rupert Price, has been awarded the UK and Ireland distribution rights for Ventrac all-wheel-drive compact tractors.
Rupert Price and the team, which includes Peter Driver, at BTME
Supported by a group of former colleagues with over 100 years of experience in the groundscare sector, Price Turfcare has bespoke warehousing and distribution facilities near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, with excellent road links via the A14 trunk road to all parts of the UK and to Europe’s largest container port at Felixstowe.
Speaking on the final day of BTME where the company launched last week, Rupert Price said, “I can honestly say that we could not have had a better launch pad for the business than what we have experienced over the past three days. It’s great to be back in the heart of the industry and I have received many good wishes from former colleagues, former competitors and customers during the event.
“It was manic getting everything together for the show in such a contracted timescale, but BTME was too good an opportunity to miss. Jim Croxton and the BIGGA team have been fantastic and incredibly supportive and I thank them for that.
“However, by far and away, the best part has been how well the Ventrac product has been received by potential customers and prospective dealers. Our aim was to get the product known and appoint dealers to cover the UK and this has exceeded all my expectations. We’ve had serious enquiries across the groundscare sector and significant interest from a major hire company. Seven dealers have been appointed and now the hard work begins following up all of the enquiries from the show.
“I must also thank Tim Jeffries from Ventrac who flew in from Ohio to support the launch. His product knowledge has been invaluable when talking to prospective customers and distributors. Ventrac have made a leap of faith by giving my fledgling business the distribution rights for UK and Ireland and I hope he can report back that the decision is wholly justified.
“We’ve done what we set out to do this week and now the hard work really begins. I can’t wait to get out there and begin getting these products into the marketplace.”