New Jacobsen dealer TAS

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Gaffney Machinery Pty Ltd, with branches in Somerset and Longford has been appointed the Jacobsen distributor for Tasmania, further increasing the product offering across Australia.    

Established in 1961, the company employs over 20 people at its two branches strategically located in the north and northwest of Tasmania. With over 50 years of unbroken service representing major brands in the agricultural machinery sector Gaffney’s has built a reputation for service support that is second to none in the area. In 2001, long serving staff members Greg Cahill, Brendon Franks and Alana Edmunds became shareholders, guaranteeing the longevity of the business. 

Commenting on the Jacobsen booth at the recent AGCSA Conference and Trade Exhibition, Greg Cahill said,

“We are delighted to be joining the Jacobsen distributor network in Australia. This is our first venture into the groundscare sector, which we will operate out of our Longford branch. Our reputation has been forged by our commitment to our customers and we will bring this ethos to our groundscare operation. We see the addition of the Jacobsen brand as a positive opportunity to expand our product base and bring our expertise to a broader range of customers.” 

Mike Foskett, Jacobsen’s Regional Sales Manager for Australia added,

“Appointments such as Gaffneys demonstrate our drive and determination to be the major turf equipment supplier in the region. They have the dedicated staff and infrastructure that we demand of our distributors and we welcome them into the Jacobsen network.” 

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