Godfreys (Sevenoaks) Ltd has announced the transfer of the assets of Tylers, the Sussex based garden machinery distributor.
Tylers enjoys an excellent reputation for service within the garden machinery dealer network, and recently it has strategically focused more on developing the Windmill Feeds business.
The acquisition of Tylers provides Godfreys with an established and well respected distribution vehicle to supply John Deere homeowner and other complementary brands within its area of responsibility. Additionally, through the Tylers parts portal, dealers will be able to access parts stock lines that currently are unavailable.
The business will continue to operate under the Tylers name and Tylers staff directly engaged in the garden machinery business will transfer over. Russell Kelly, formally Sales Director of Tylers Ltd, will be returning to head up the Tylers team, and, along with Mel Burch, Parts Manager and Andy Woodhams, Sales Office Manager, will be looking to re-engage with loyal customers and seek out new business.
Commenting on the acquisition, Peter Bateman of Godfreys said: "As a Tylers customer of many years, we have always appreciated the company's first class service matched with its honest and genuine approach to business. We share the same values and believe the Tylers team will fill a regional requirement; supplying quality brands to dealers, supported by excellent service. Following the appointment of David Sturges as Godfreys CEO, we are committed to growing our business within the garden machinery and turfcare sector, making John Deere and other complementary brands available through a network of authorised associate dealers."
Andrew Tyler added: "I am very proud of what the team at Tylers has achieved over the years and appreciative of the loyalty of our customers. I am delighted to be handing over the baton to Godfreys, a company who we have worked so closely with over the years, along with the Tylers team, and will be supporting them in any way we can over the transitional period."
The business will transfer on 1st June 2015, with parts distribution continuing to operate from the current location at Blackboys during 2015.