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Kubota target major growth in Irish market

Kubota appoint South Coast Diesels as distributor

Engine manufacturer appoints South Coast Diesels as exclusive distributor in Republic of Ireland

ENGINE manufacturers Kubota are targeting major growth in Ireland after joining forces with Co. Kildare-based diesel engine rebuild and servicing specialists South Coast Diesels (SCD).

The deal means SCD are now exclusive distributors of Kubota engines in the Republic of Ireland, providing the full range of Kubota oil- and water-cooled diesel and dual-fuel engines, as well as delivering full support services and spare parts to dealers and OEMs across a range of industry sectors.


Daniel Grant, business development manager for Kubota’s Engines Division, commented: ‘There’s no doubt that the Irish economy is on the up after a difficult few years. These green shoots of recovery present a massive opportunity for everyone involved in the diesel-powered equipment and machinery markets.

‘Our partnership with SCD is part of a major investment programme and strategic move by Kubota to increase market share and drive brand awareness among dealers and OEMs operating in the Irish markets. A lot of OEMs will be targeting Ireland for growth opportunities so having a strong presence there is critical.

‘Working with SCD will give us exactly that. The company is an engine specialist with a first-class reputation for providing exceptional service levels, backed up by highly skilled engineers and support staff.

‘By appointing SCD as our sole distributor, it enables us to combine Kubota’s expertise in developing the latest in engine technology with SCD’s local knowledge to maximize our proposition to the market. We will also be continuing our relationship with Sean Cleary & Sons, Kubota’s previous engine dealer for Ireland, who will continue to represent us under the guidance and support of SCD.’

Founded in 1986, SCD claim to lead the way in the independent engine rebuilding industry, engine sales and after-sales support markets in Ireland. The company represents a number of high-profile global brands, working with customers across the marine, military, industrial, power generation and construction sectors.

Liam Mills, managing director of SCD, said: ‘Recent signs indicate that the equipment market in Ireland is waking up. With the new Kubota distributorship in place, we are confident that we can grow our business and increase awareness of the Kubota brand in Ireland.’


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