JCB appoints new genset dealers
By Murray Pollok20 July 2010
JCB has appointed new distributors in Germany and the UK for its range of gensets. August Storm Gmbh & Co. KG (Storm) is now the distributor for Germany and in the UK, Tarplett Generator Services (TGS) has been appointed as a dealer.
Storm, based in Spelle, northern Germany, employs 260 employees is an independent engine service company covering marine, industrial and construction equipment engines from 100 kW to 7,000 kW. It has 10 branch offices throughout Germany and will be JCB's importer-distributor for the whole of Germany.
TGS is based in Pershore, Worcestershire with locations in Bristol, Basildon and Leicester, and has been involved in the maintenance and sale of engines for 16 years. The company has ordered 20 JCB gensets from 20 to 500 kVA, valued at £300000.
JCB Power Products director and general manager, Richard Butler, said: "These appointments are significant because each is an experienced specialist in the power generation marketplace. As such, both Tarplett and Storm will be seeking new business for themselves but in addition will be on hand to give expert help and advice to the JCB dealer networks. Everyone will benefit."
Bernard Storm, president of Storm, said; "I believe the partnership will benefit Storm by significantly expanding our product offering and it will benefit JCB by really opening up the German market to the JCB range."
TGS managing director and founder, Toby Tarplett, said he had been looking for a partnership with a generator manufacturer; "When offered the JCB dealership we were delighted that they identify the same commitment to customers and product as TGS. We are now at the start of a relationship myself and staff are all excited about."