Today Norwood looks forward to a new era in its 74-year history in New Zealand.
On Friday 1 July, CNH Industrial officially took over the importing and distribution of New Holland tractors and machinery in New Zealand, allowing Norwood to concentrate fully on its extensive retail offering.
“Today Norwood repositions itself as the largest agricultural equipment dealership network in New Zealand, and one of the largest in Australasia,” says Tim Myers, Norwood CE.
“The scale of our business now focuses exclusively on delivering outcomes for the New Zealand farmer and the many other customers who have come to depend on our service and support.”
Norwood will continue to sell and service New Holland products from its network of 25 regional dealerships and service centres, as well as Case IH in the Northland region. Norwood’s parts warehouse, the largest in the country, is also ‘brimming’ with genuine New Holland and Case IH parts.
“We are well placed to keep farmers moving through this time and into the future,” says Tim.
Today also marks an exciting new chapter for the New Holland brand in New Zealand, adds Rod Gardner, Norwood’s National Product Manager.
“We welcome the arrival of CNH Industrial to our shores. Having their team on the ground in country will allow Norwood to facilitate a closer connection between New Holland and our customers, building on their long and proud brand history as we continue to serve the needs of the New Zealand farming community,” says Rod.
This closer connection has already begun with around 100 Norwood staff attending exclusive training sessions with CNH Industrial last month. Many of the local CNHi team also built their experience at Norwood, which has helped the transition go smoothly.
“Norwood’s resources are now perfectly aligned with the global resources of CNHi. Collectively it is a powerful partnership,” says Tim.
“We have been planning for this day for several years, so it is exciting to finally pass this milestone. We’re raring to go.”