Machinery maker joins forces with East Anglian distributor

Claydon TerraStar.

Claydon TerraStar. - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk agricultural machinery maker has appointed an East Anglian distributor to handle its sales and service.

Claydon Hybrid Drill.

Claydon Hybrid Drill. - Credit: Archant

Claydon Drills, based at Wickhambrook near Newmarket, has chosen Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd to promote its Claydon Hybrid drills, TerraStar cultivators and Cambridge Rolls in Norfolk and Suffolk, together with parts of Cambridgeshire and North Essex.

The firm previously sold directly to farmers in these areas, with service and support provided from the factory. The agricultural division of the Thurlow Nunn Group, TNS, is based at Littleport in Cambridgeshire, with branches in Attleborough, Hinderclay and Sculthorpe in Norfolk, and Kennet and Melton in Suffolk.

Claydon’s patented direct strip seeding technique was developed by arable farmer Jeff Claydon in 2002 to increase profit margins and yields. It now sells the machines in 29 countries and recently made a series of major distributor appointments throughout Europe, including the UK, France, Germany and Denmark.

Commercial director Spencer Claydon said: “We are delighted that TNS appreciate the business opportunity presented by the Claydon range, which is particularly relevant given the current economic pressures facing farmers. The fact that our factory and 1000-acre arable farm are located within the TNS trading area makes it easy for their commercial team to offer potential customers the opportunity to see the Claydon System in action and machines being built in our modern production facility at Wickhambrook.”

Claydon Drills territory manager Taig Norman.

Claydon Drills territory manager Taig Norman. - Credit: Archant

Claydonds territory manager Taig Norman said: “Prior to signing the agreement we hosted a visit by the TNS sales team to the factory, enabling them to learn more about the Claydon System and see the benefits first-hand during a tour of the farm. Since formalising the relationship we have passed all enquiries from potential customers who have contacted us directly or visited the Claydon stand at various national and regional shows to TNS.” TNS sales director Chris Tew said they were “delighted” to be working with the company.

Claydon Straw Harrow.

Claydon Straw Harrow. - Credit: Archant