As the year steadily draws to a close, we are pleased to say that the first year of the New Lister Wilder has been all that we hoped. With the focus now well and truly on Kubota’s range of Agricultural, Groundcare and Construction machinery, we delivered in excess of 1,400 machines. A staggering achievement – higher than anything we’ve seen before and more than any other dealership in Europe…so no wonder everyone is ready for a bit of downtime over Christmas 😊
To cope with this growth, we’ve been welcoming lots of new people on board throughout the year. The vast majority have come from recommendations from within the team…by far the best way of recruiting and something that’s hugely rewarding knowing that everyone is enjoying their roles enough to reach out to their wider circle of friends and family to join the business. It means the team has swelled from 120 people at the start of the year to just under 150…all focused on providing the very best in Sales, Parts and Service Support.
A large percentage of these new recruits have of course joined the Agricultural team – keen to be part of the steady expansion plans we have for this side of the business. This has seen us opening another new building in Ashford, giving us three neighbouring sites on the Henwood Estate, one for each division.
We are also due to move into our new site 3-acre site at Bibury in January, which will accommodate the full-line Kubota centre…and last but not least, our new branch at Keynsham (halfway between Bristol & Bath) will be opening in February – a depot that we can see rapidly growing over the next few years.
We appreciate this is all being done because of the faith you have shown in the Kubota product and our ability to support it. We don’t take this responsibility lightly and so we would like to sincerely thank you for the support that you have shown. Indeed, with next year being our 75th year in the industry, we hope you will join us in the celebrations and look forward to being of service to you for many, many more years to come.
In the meantime, we wish you, your families, and your colleagues a very merry Christmas, along with a safe and prosperous new year.
P.S. We will remain available over the break, details of the emergency numbers for Parts and Service support are here on our website.