IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (BUT DON’T PANIC - WE AREN’T CLOSING)
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to stop production of Drum Seeders and Natural Seeders. Tim and I have been thinking about the future of the company for some time, but the Coronavirus pandemic has focused our attention in recent months. There are many factors involved in making our decision, not least of which is the fact that I will be 68 this year, and Tim is 64. Having been in the business since 1980 we feel we have done more than our fair share, and it is time for us to move to the next chapter of our lives.
The company will continue, but in a much reduced form. Victoria will continue to supply spare parts to our existing customers worldwide. She will be working from smaller premises, where there is room for storage, and other equipment such as our drum drilling machine. The Handy Seeder will remain available.
So there will be continuity of supplies for maintenance work and repairs. Regarding support, Miles O’Shea will be starting his own business to provide support, service and maintenance of seeders and transplanters, primarily in the UK. This will be free of charge while machines are within warranty, but for everything else he will have to charge for his time. Miles will also be acting as a sales agent for TEA Project.
I trust you understand our decision, and apologise it may be a bolt out of the blue, but there would never be good time for this. We will be making further announcements with more details, so keep an eye on this page. Meantime, please continue to contact us as normal.