11 December 1998

Mengele trouble wont affect supply

THE financial difficulties facing German forage harvester maker Mengele will not affect the continued availability of new machines or spare parts in the UK, says Richard Ruston of Mengeles UK importer, Reco.

"Mengeles parent company, the Biddel Group, is not in liquidation, it is in the hands of the administrator," he insists. "The administrator is making arrangements for manufacture and trading to continue. We are confident we will have harvesters for the coming season." Although not in a position to issue a positive statement as to the long-term structure of the Biddel Group, Mr Ruston says his firm will continue to supply a full spare parts and after sales support service for existing Mengele machines. &#42