Jacobsen, a Textron company and manufacturer of high-quality mowers and turf maintenance equipment, has appointed JT TURF PTY Ltd as their main distributor for NSW. With manufacturing plants at Charlotte, North Carolina, US; and in Ipswich, UK, the company is renowned for its wide range of quality equipment for professional turf managers.
JT Turf is a newly established distribution company owned and operated by John and Lyndal Woodham, who are also the distributors for Jacobsen in NZ and the South Pacific (including the Fijian Islands). Their distribution company won the Asia Pacific Jacobsen Distributor of the Year Award for 2014, as well as Asia Pacific Jacobsen Service Provider of the Year in 2013.
John Purtell, one of the most well known personalities in the turf industry in NSW, has joined JT Turf as Director of Sales. Hailey Tiernan will be responsible for parts administration, and Sophie Matheson will hold an administrative position. All three have moved from the previous distributor and provide both experience and continuity to the new business.
Commenting on the new business, Managing Director John Woodham said,
“I am very excited with Jacobsen’s vision for Australia and humbled that we were asked to become the distributor for NSW. I strongly believe that the team we have assembled at JT Turf PTY Ltd will enable us to provide a level of service and support that ensures our new customers will enjoy the legendary Jacobsen quality of cut!
Mike Foskett, Jacobsen’s Regional Sales Manager for Australasia, says,
“Jacobsen has continued with the strategy of enhancing the distribution channels in Australia to ensure that our customers have the sales and support experience that they expect when purchasing our products.”