January 01, 2013
Great Plains’ is poised to make significant progress in 2013, with the whole Sleaford factory now fully operational and growing demand for its products, both in the UK and across an increasing range of European markets.
Reviewing the year, Colin Adams, Managing Director, says: “2012 saw the return of full manufacturing to Sleaford – a move that increased employment at the site from 96 to 114 over the course of the year – and the further development of our European presence.
“We retain a very strong presence across the whole of the UK, and are set to build on that in the future.
“LAMMA will present farmers with their first opportunity to see the whole range of Great Plains’ Simba models in its new green livery, which highlights the complete integration of companies.
“Being part of the world-wide Great Plains organisation is having growing benefits for British farmers.
“The most obvious sign of that is the huge investment at Sleaford, which has enabled us to raise production of Simba models to meet growing demand. Great Plains is currently bringing on-line a new 60,000 square foot factory extension at Salina, which will further raise capacity and bring its total factory area on all its eight sites in Kansas to 1.4 million square feet.
“The Sleaford design team now works closely with their counterparts in Kansas, where nearly 100 research and development personnel are involved in designing and developing new machines, which means everything we bring to market in the future will be backed with a whole world’s experience.
“We believe the outlook is bright, and we look forward to helping our distributors and customers enjoy a happy and prosperous 2013”.