Brandt completes Wickham Flower acquisition and has the backing to add more

The money has gone through on the Wickham Flower buyout and its gives Brandt 23 John Deere dealership yards with the plan for many more to come

Ready for the next phase is left to right: Vaughn Colwill, Wickham Flower; Matt Rowett, Murray Nankivell Accountants; Mark Verco, Wickham Flower; Ben Abbot, Murray Nankivell Accountants; Leigh Muster, Wickham Flower; Justin Conroy, Brandt; and Tim Ormrod, Brandt

Effective from today the Brandt Group of Companies has officially taken all the assets of Wickham Flower & Co’s John Deere dealerships, expanding its operations overnight in South Australia by an additional four yards.

With this acquisition, Brandt now owns and operates 23 John Deere dealerships across Australia and New Zealand.

This has all happened quickly and shows the pace Brandt can muster when it comes to expanding their John Deere footprint. It was only in May this year that Brandt made the approach to Wickham Flower Owners, see this link for the background to Brandt’s march into Australia

“This is an important step for Brandt. We’re working hard to deliver better-than-ever value for Australian farmers and adding the award-winning team at Wickham Flower will help us to make that happen,” says Brandt CEO, Shaun Semple.

“The integration of our operations is well underway, and farmers can anticipate seeing increased inventory levels for all product lines as well as improved parts availability in the coming months.”

“The acquisition of Wickham Flower by Brandt demonstrates the company’s investment in and commitment to the Australian market. Local customers can expect to see enhancements in customer support through investment in a best-in-class field service truck fleet and upgrades to existing facilities.”

This investment is designed to ensure a superior and consistent experience throughout the entire South Australia and western Victoria footprint,” Brandt CEO Shaun Semple concluded. This additional retail footprint also provides farmers with increased access to a comprehensive lineup of Brandt manufactured products along with a full range of John Deere agricultural equipment.