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Balmers GM to expand into West Yorkshire

Story published at 9:58, Tuesday, July 21st, 2015


Balmers GM Ltd was founded as, and remains, a family business: (left to right) Joanne Balmer-Smith, Thomas Balmer, Mark Balmer, Ann Balmer and David Balmer

Balmers GM Ltd was founded as, and remains, a family business: (left to right) Joanne Balmer-Smith, Thomas Balmer, Mark Balmer, Ann Balmer and David Balmer

Burnley-based John Deere turf machinery dealer Balmers GM Ltd will be expanding its sales area and opening a second outlet in Wakefield at the end of September 2015. Balmers will be taking over the area currently managed by Bob Wild Grass Machinery Ltd of Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, who will no longer hold the John Deere franchise after September 30th.

Balmers GM Ltd has been established in the turf machinery business since 1979, and as Balmers Garden Machinery was appointed as a John Deere main dealer in 1992. The family-run business relocated to new, state of the art premises at Dunnockshaw in Burnley in October 2014, as part of its ongoing development as one of the UK’s largest groundcare dealerships. The new depot will be situated on the Monckton Road Industrial Estate in Wakefield.

In addition to John Deere’s full line of professional and domestic turf equipment, Balmers GM Ltd supplies and services machinery from the likes of Allett, Etesia, GreenMech, Scag, Snow-Ex, Stihl and Weidenmann. The company currently employs around 40 people across all departments, providing new and used equipment sales, service, parts and commercial hire to a wide range of customers including local authorities, sports clubs, contractors, the leisure industry, equestrian centres and smallholders.

In 2012 John Deere and Balmers were the official suppliers of golf course maintenance equipment to The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club. Balmers GM Ltd also maintains one of the country’s largest stocks of used commercial machinery, delivering to both national and international customers.

“We have grown a successful business over the years by demonstrating a high level of professionalism and customer support,” says dealer principal and company founder David Balmer. “This expansion represents a strengthening of our association with John Deere, as part of the company’s ongoing dealer development strategy, and we will be committed to providing the same high standards of customer service across the new trading area.”

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