Woods Equipment, a Blount International group business since 2011, has confirmed the opening of a brand new, purpose built spares and assembly plant in Charlerois, Belgium. For the company, Alexis Michot, European Manager for their Agricultural division said, “Our business is committed to providing the best product range, quality and level of service we can, for the UK Agricultural market and this investment signals our intentions to expand market share and after sales support levels throughout Europe.
The Woods business, founded in 1946 by brothers Leonard, Keith and Mervel Woods, currently employs around five hundred and fifty staff. Based in Oregon, Illinois, we are the acknowledged market leader in top-quality attachments and replacement parts for the agricultural and grounds maintenance markets in the USA. The company built the first successful tractor-mounted rotary cutter on the principles of innovation, quality and performance. Those principles have resulted in a market share of 17% in the USA and a growing European demand this Charlerois facility will support, through an expanding network of dealers and distributors.”
Simon Richard of Simon Richard Ltd, UK Agents for the Woods Rotary Cutter range, comments:
“The Woods rotary mower range is based on the Batwing, Single and Multi-Spindle, Bank and RC Series models and with almost sixty products available there is a solution for every requirement. The range runs from the 42” Economy Spindle cutter for 15hp-30hp tractors to the 21ft Multi-Spindle cutter for 70hp -300hp tractors. All mowers come with an exceptional six year warranty on Gearboxes. The Woods agriculture sector core product range also includes Disc Harrows, Flail shredders, Seeders, Tillers and Tractor Loader Backhoe attachments.
This new parts and distribution site is a real investment in both past and future business. Woods have an enviable reputation as a manufacturer of superb quality machinery. I am aware of some machines around ten years of age which are still functioning perfectly. The Charlerois centre will deliver continuity of supply to maximum time savings and minimum downtimes across the Woods European client base.”