Valtra tractor in gold© Jonathan Page

Lancashire dealership Clarke & Pulman has added Valtra tractors to its portfolio as well as opening a new depot in the North West.

The award of the Valtra franchise for the region coincides with the acquisition of a site at Garstang, formerly the premises Whittingham Farm Supplies, which is set to become C&P’s dedicated centre of excellence for the Valtra and Fendt brands.

The company’s Massey Ferguson business – both sales and service – will continue to operate from its existing Burscough base, with the sales territory unchanged.

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The new depot is handily placed to serve the company’s Valtra sales territory, which stretches from the M56 motorway in the south, up as far as the entrance to the Lake District at Tebay and then across to Harrogate.

Since it was established in 2003, the company has expanded rapidly and had launched the UK’s first online tractor parts website within two years. The business serves an area from Lancaster in the north down to the M56 motorway, and from Southport across to the Pennines, west to east.

The Garstang depot, which is about 30 miles north of Burscough, will also serve to extend the Fendt sales territory in the North West as far north as Morecambe and across to the Yorkshire border.