Dealer takeover finalised

JCB dealer Oliver Landpower Ltd has completed its acquisition of neighbouring machinery dealership LQG Agri Ltd.

First reported in TurfPro's sister title Service Dealer last month, the deal expands the company’s territory westwards into Warwickshire and marks a significant investment in the JCB Agriculture franchise. It also adds a fourth branch to Oliver Landpower’s sales, parts and service network, with the dedicated JCB location at Upper Quinton - now operating as Oliver Landpower Stratford - joining branches at Tingewick, Buckinghamshire; Luton, Bedfordshire; and Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.
Charlie Glenister, managing director, Oliver Landpower, said, “We’re delighted to have successfully completed the acquisition of this long-established and successful dealership, which expands our business and ensures continued support for JCB customers in the area from an experienced team.”
All LQG Agri employees have transferred to Oliver Landpower, so customers will find the same familiar faces at the branch, including Sue Cook in the office, Stuart Wyles and Clive Ellard in sales; service and commercial manager Mark Baylis and his team of experienced technicians; and Martin Young, who has a wealth of knowledge having managed the parts operation there for many years.
John Smith, managing director, JCB Agriculture, said, “We’re delighted that the proposed agreement between LQG Agri owners the Lockwood family and Oliver Landpower has been completed quickly, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition with continued customer service and support.
“We thank Geoff Lockwood and his team for many years of support to JCB customers and wish him a very happy retirement. Oliver Landpower’s considerable scale and JCB experience, product knowledge and renowned customer service will further strengthen the existing team at Upper Quinton.”
Having extended westwards with the Stratford branch, Oliver Landpower operations will expand eastwards when it takes over JCB’s Essex territory at the beginning of 2023 from a site in Colchester.

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