OAKES BROS Ltd has announced the purchase of the assets of William Wheatley (Wickham) Ltd.
Following lengthy negotiations the deal was finally concluded last week (w/e Mar 25).
The purchase of the Wheatley business brings with it the Case IH and JCB franchises which will continue to be retailed from the Wickham branch.
This part of the business will trade as “Oakes Landpower”, a newly created and wholly owned trading department of Oakes Bros Ltd, in which many of the existing Wheatley team will continue to play key roles.
Oakes Landpower has extensive coverage for both the Case IH and JCB agricultural products, including Quadtrac, Fastrac and Loadall, and will be delivering service across the southern tip of Oxfordshire, the majority of Berkshire and all of Hampshire.
Overall, the Oakes Group now covers an area from South Oxfordshire to the South Coast and across to Mid Sussex and offers New Holland, Case, JCB, Simba Horsch and Kuhn alongside many other major brands.
The smaller Alton branch of the Wheatley operation will incorporate New Holland product support from the outset.
Oakes bros stress their reassurance to all existing Case users in this area that Case product will be continue to be fully supported with local parts and service availability.