The agri-turf machinery industry will always be stronger with manufacturers and dealers working in harmony to provide customers with the best possible buying and support experience.
But as the industry and technology evolves, what factors might impact on the future shape of the UK dealer network in the years ahead?
In this Agri-Turf Talks episode hosted by Chris Biddle, a panel comprising James Tuckwell managing director of multi-branch John Deere dealership Tuckwells, David Withers , managing director of Iseki UK and Howard Pullen, Board Member of European dealer association CLIMMAR share their thoughts.
But first the panel considers the likely impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a fertile market for used tractors and machinery and the wider industry implications.
The topics discussed are:
(10:14) Prospects for new dealerships?
(14:23) What makes a good dealer and supplier?
(18:12) Availability of funding and dealer contracts
(23:27) Long line dealers and niche opportunities
(29:55) Challenges of dealer expansion
(36:03) Staffing for new technology
(41:32) Creating the right image