Chandlers Farm Equipment is to extend its newly-acquired JCB franchise into the Cotswolds from the beginning of December this year, supporting customers by investing in a JCB depot at Cirencester in Gloucestershire.

The move follows the merger of JCB dealer Ross Farm Machinery into the Chandlers group, effective February 2023, with the new Chandlers RFM JCB operation continuing to work out of existing branches at Raglan for Monmouthshire, Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire and Martley in Worcestershire.

The Martley and new Cirencester depots will become specialist hubs for managing JCB sales, service and parts, strengthening the dedicated support available to all JCB customers in the area across the JCB Fastrac, Loadall, TM, wheeled loader and other agricultural materials handling products.

JCB Agriculture Managing Director John Smith said: “We look forward to working with the team at Chandlers RFM JCB and take this opportunity to thank Cotswold Farm Machinery for their many years of dedication to JCB customers.

“Until the end of November, Cotswold Farm Machinery will continue to provide sales, parts, service and repairs from Fosse Cross, and the change of distribution arrangements will have no impact on JCB dealers neighbouring the Cotswolds territory or elsewhere.”

Paddy Kennedy, JCB Manager at Chandlers RFM JCB said: “Our team is ready to put their years of JCB experience to good use in the Cotswolds area from December. The region is a natural fit for the business, and the continuity and experience of the staff here at Chandlers RFM JCB will ensure professional and prompt support for all JCB customers.”