Alamo Group Europe Ltd has acquired Kellands Agricultural Ltd. and its subsidiary Multidrive Tractors Ltd. based near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
The Kellands Group design and manufactures a comprehensive range of spraying machinery including the renowned Agribuggy, an innovative low ground pressure self-propelled sprayer with a suite of features, including a curved-glass cab with 360-degree visibility, four-wheel steering, and a 2.8litre 148hp turbo engine. It also supports customers with an extensive selection of sprayer parts and accessories.
Multidrive Tractors Ltd design and manufactures a unique range of multi-purpose load carrying tractor units which can be customised with a selection of mounted sprayers as well as fertilizer spreaders. Each model features an efficient mechanical drive-line and high visibility cab for comfort, safety and productivity. Further Multidrive applications include slurry tankers, lime spreaders, trailer hauling, and bespoke utility builds for industrial applications.
All commercial business activates of Kellands Agricultural Ltd and Multidrive Tractor Ltd including Sales, Parts and Service Support will continue as usual with the existing employees remaining.
Keith Pashley, Director of Sales & Marketing will head up the Kellands team and will report directly to Christian Davies, Alamo Group Europe's head of Agriculture in the UK. Chris Kelland, who founded the company in 1987 will continue to represent the business as a non-exclusive sales agent for the sales territories of Australia and New Zealand.
Christian stated “This is a part of continuing business strategy to enter into the agricultural self-propelled sprayer market. Additionally the Multidrive unit will provide a tractor platform for carrying a range of equipment for both our agricultural and Industrial businesses.”
Dr. Geoffrey Davies, Managing Director of Alamo Group Europe Ltd. commented, "This is an exciting development in our European operations and assists us in broadening our presence in the manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery”.
Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, excavators, vacuum trucks, agricultural implements and related after-market parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, has approximately 2,550 employees and operates eighteen plants in North America and Europe. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas and the headquarters for the Company’s European operations are located in Salford Priors, England.