June 04, 2013
UK farmers are the prime beneficiaries of the huge investment made by Great Plains in its Sleaford factory, managing director Colin Adams told customers of Carrs Billington – its dealer in the North of England and parts of the Scottish Borders, when they visited the factory.
As part of the Great Plains group, he says the company benefits because it has shareholders and is still owned by its founder, Roy Applequist:
“All profits are reinvested in the company, and at Sleaford we have seen investment on a scale well beyond what we could have achieved as an independent company.
“Roy believes that if a company can do something for itself then it should do, which is why we are returning to full manufacturing at the site.
“This puts us in charge of our own destiny, and has enabled us to expand production of Simba models so we can meet the growing demand from the UK and Europe, which we might otherwise have struggled to do.
“It also gives us the capacity to become the manufacturing base for Great Plains sold into Europe, as we will start to be later this year”.