WITH its headquarters located in Ripley Derbyshire, Collins Plant Sales Ltd has been appointed as SMT GB’s utility equipment dealer covering Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire with immediate effect.
Collins Plant Sales Ltd is a newly formed division of Collins Earthworks Group which has been established with the specific aim of marketing the Volvo range of utility equipment. This will include compact excavators from 1.5 to 9.0 tonnes, compact wheeled loaders up to 1m³ capacity and tandem rollers.
The new venture will be headed up by Managing Director Andrew Purse together with a dedicated team including parts personnel, service engineers and a sales administrator located at the company’s recently acquired premises located on Whiteley Road, Ripley, Derbyshire. Besides a brand new show-room the facility houses a comprehensive workshop, parts warehouse and yard space.
“We have a very strong relationship with SMT GB and are leading advocates for owning and operating Volvo construction equipment for our earthmoving and civils contracts,” says David Collins, Managing Director of Collins Earthworks Group.
“This exciting new venture is a natural step for us to take and coincides with SMT’s need to appoint a dealer for this important territory and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with them.”
Commenting on the appointment SMT GB’s Northern Dealer Development Manager, Charlie Flaws said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Andrew and his team to our existing network of utility dealers. Andrew has ambitious plans for the new venture based on offering quality products with first class after sales support. We will be working hard together to ensure that we maintain and enhance our position as a leading supplier in this extremely important area.”
SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed Customer Support Centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.