Canada invests in UK Agriculture
Canada’s leading wear parts manufacturer, Bourgault Tillage Tools, invests in UK agriculture by setting up a subsidiary business, BTT UK Ltd., based at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
St. Brieux, SK - Bourgault Tillage Tools (BTT) located in St. Brieux, Saskatchewan, Canada, is not new to UK agriculture, as British farmers have purchased BTT products for many years. BTT has recognized they can play a significant role in the evolution of UK agriculture and want to duplicate the close to the farm philosophy they've held in Canada for farmers in the UK. "Having a UK operation takes BTT much closer to the farmer giving us feet on the ground in the UK and Europe," explains Pat Yeager, Director of Sales & Marketing for Bourgault Tillage Tools.
A business site in the UK offers many benefits to local farmers. BTT can take a more hands-on approach to their needs, and a comprehensive supply of stock in the UK ensures products are readily available at a cost-effective price seven days a week during peak operating times.
For 30 years, Bourgault Tillage Tools has delivered quality, innovative ground-engaging tools for agriculture worldwide. Its founder, Joseph Bourgault, still owns the company. Ryan Olson, General Manager of Bourgault Tillage Tools in Canada, says the company's longevity and success are down to a few key elements, "People, innovation, quality, and focusing on what is important for the farmer."
UK farmers may know Bourgault Tillage Tools because of the VOS (Versatile Opener System) seeding products becoming very popular with min and no-till operations and the quick-change Speed-Loc™ system used by various UK OEM’s. Many other Bourgault Tillage Tool products will become available through BTT UK, including a wide range of parts containing MAX LIFE™ Carbide infused technology, Forges de Niaux Disk blades, and Industriehof’s Extreme® Carbide Line. This model will be tailored to the UK market and simplify the farmers’ experience by creating a “one-stop-shop” of wear parts that fit multiple machines across the farm. It also ensures that the farmer has the best possible information from the BTT UK team to make the right decision for their unique farming operation. Possibly best of all, if a solution to a re-occurring issue does not exist, the UK team has a direct connection to multiple technical teams working in Canada, France, and Germany to support them.
Stuart Aldworth, Bourgault Tillage Tools UK & European Technical Manager has worked in the agricultural service industry in the UK since 1980 and has seen many changes in agricultural practices. “Working at BTT UK is fascinating and very fulfilling. Being able to directly help UK farmers and contractors get the most out of their machines whilst permanently looking to the future for new or better ways of working means there is never a dull moment. Knowing that we in the UK have a research and development team in Saskatchewan, Canada to work with ensures the UK Farmer and OEM’s are in safe hands going forward into what is a challenging future.”Source : bttuk