C B Norwood Distributors Acquires New West Coast Branch

On 1 August, C B Norwood Distributors Ltd officially took over Westland Farmers of Westport.

For the past 19 years Westland Farmers has been owned and operated by the Hewetson family and most recently by Angus and his wife Jacqui Hewetson.

Continuing the expansion of the Norwood Farm Machinery Centre retail outlets in 

regions deemed to align with the corporate retail strategy continues to be a priority for the company. C B Norwood Distributors Ltd general manager Tim Myers comments: “We saw an opportunity to build upon the successful business model that we employ across the Norwood Farm Machinery Centre retail network, and the opportunity to acquire an existing business from within our distribution network was a perfect fit.” All of the existing staff and contractors have been retained.

Norwood Farm Machinery Centre West Coast represents some of the world’s leading names in agricultural machinery and innovation, and will continue to build on the reputation of these products. Regional manager Jason Prendergast says, “Industry leading brands, combined with the extremely well recognised team that has been part of the Westland reputation for years will ensure complete customer satisfaction. We are confident we now have a platform on the West Coast that combines the local expertise and experience of the existing Westland team with the scale afforded through access to our national distribution network. This is an exciting development for farmers on the West Coast.”

He says the West Coast has always been a strong area for both their tractor brands, New Holland and Kubota.

“We certainly appreciate the loyal support from farmers and contractors of the West Coast area and we are very excited to be able to continue this strong tradition. We are also looking forward to building on the solid reputation of the Norwood Agriculture Equipment brand, which boasts globally

recognised brands such as Vaderstad cultivation and precision seeding equipment, Lemken cultivation equipment, Horsch seeding and cultivation, MX loaders, JF Stoll, Sulky fertiliser spreaders and many more. As we get our feet on the ground over the next few weeks, our sales team will be introducing our demo machines to the market. I would urge any customers who are thinking of upgrading this season to contact our sales team of Angus Hewetson (sales manager) and Gordon Storer (sales representative) to arrange a no-obligation on-farm demo.”

The service team at Norwood Farm Machinery Centre West Coast is under the leadership of Ricky Dawson, while parts manager Adrian Gallagher ensures all spare parts are always on hand to keep machinery going. Norwood Farm Machinery Centre West Coast is also proud to have Tractor and Diesel Tech at Dobson on board as an approved service provider. Steve and his team work closely with the Norwood team to ensure reliable support for its customer base.