Ripon Farm Services (RFS), one of the leading agricultural suppliers in the UK, has scooped a prestigious international marketing award.
RFS has won the 2021 Best Brand Ambassador category in the inaugural Kramer Digital Dealer awards.
The company, based in Dallamires Lane in the city, defeated short-listed competitors from Spain and the Ukraine to win the award.
This is the first time that Kramer, the German manufacturer of compact construction machines such as wheel loaders, has held these Digital Dealer awards.
Geoff Brown, managing director of Ripon Farm Services, said: “We are immensely proud and honoured to have won this very special award. Our success is due to an excellent relationship with Kramer and the quality of their machines, together with our hard-working and dedicated staff, who promote the Kramer brand so effectively.
“Kramer is now an absolutely crucial part of our business – indeed they are now second only to John Deere in volume of sales. Their machines, from small wheel loaders for the Dales farmer to the biggest telescopic handler, are increasingly popular at our working demonstrations, open days and shows.”
Ian Moverley, sales manager for Kramer in the UK, said: “Ripon Farm Services are worthy winners of the Best Brand Ambassador award. Their sales team consistently go the extra mile with their marketing activities to promote Kramer and their commitment and dedication to our brand is exceptional.
“RFS were one of the first dealers in the UK to be appointed by Kramer back in 2017 and the growth is sales has been continuous from the very start. They have been successful in selling the whole range of our machines since then, with focussed and effective promotions and marketing,” said Mr Moverley.
Ripon Farm Services are now one of the biggest employers in the Ripon area, with some 260 staff and an annual turnover of more than £100 million. The company has 11 depots and groundscare machinery departments as well as three Ifor Williams trailer dealerships and a newly opened vehicle Paint and Body facility.