April 11, 2014
Members of BAGMA – the British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association – are the latest people to tour Great Plains’ expanded Sleaford plant, when they held their regional conference at the venue.
And the visitors, drawn from many machinery dealerships across the Midlands, were impressed with the new factory, which has returned to full line manufacturing in recent years.
During the visit delegates received a talk from Colin Adams, managing director, on the history – both of the original Simba International company and on developments since the company was bought by Great Plains in 2010.
They also toured the plant, and received a talk from David Holmes, UK Sales Director, on the company’s agronomic approach to arable farming, which concentrates on the importance of understanding and maintaining soil structure to help achieve sustainable crop production.
BAGMA Director Keith Christian says members enjoyed the venue and the company’s hospitality: “They were very pleased with the day, and found both the briefing sessions and the factory visit very interesting. The rest of the day was concerned with BAGMA business, including discussions on technical issues such as the consultation on the latest road transport regulations”.