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Major Milestone for BTE Plant Sales and Kubota UK

Major Milestone for BTE Plant Sales and Kubota UK
Written by Amy

BTE Plant Sales, one of the UK’s leading new and used plant machinery dealers, has reached a major milestone after recently celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Formed in the early nineties, the company has expanded over the years, with three depots in Leeds, Leyland and Markfield, offering extensive coverage across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

To mark its ‘Silver’ anniversary, as well as a 21-year partnership with Kubota UK, BTE’s senior team were invited on a special trip by the machinery supplier to see its manufacturing facilities in Japan. BTE Plant Sales is a leading dealer of Kubota Construction Equipment, selling the company’s complete range of high performance micro, midi and mini-excavators.

Hosted by Kubota’s business development manager Neil Winfield and senior dealer manager Richard Sayers, guests on the trip included BTE’s chairman Ben Elliott, MD Dave Hawley and sales director Jon Barnfield.

Neil Winfield from Kubota Construction Equipment said: “We have developed a fantastic relationship with BTE Plant Sales over the last 21 years, a partnership that has been built on the quality and reliability of our machines and the first class service and support that BTE offers its customers.

“We organised this trip to our Japanese HQ to celebrate our long standing relationship and to mark BTE’s own fantastic achievement – 25 years in business. It was also a great opportunity to highlight the size and scope of Kubota Corporation’s worldwide manufacturing capabilities. BTE has an excellent reputation in the plant machinery market and we look forward to developing this relationship further in the future.”

Visitors had the opportunity to visit Kubota’s production facilities in Tschuba and Hirakaka – a facility that manufactures over 32,000 Kubota excavators a year for worldwide markets. In addition to the factory tours, guests were also treated to a VIP experience at the Japanese Grand Prix at Susuka, tours of the war memorials at Hiroshima and visited the country’s capital, Tokyo.

Ben Elliott, chairman and owner at BTE Plant Sales, commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary in the UK market, it’s a fantastic milestone and I would like to thank my team for all their hard work and commitment over the years.

“Kubota excavators form a significant part of our sales revenue. The main reason being the reputation the brand has developed in the construction sector. Our customers know that with Kubota they are getting high performance machines that won’t let them down. Having the opportunity to visit its Japanese HQ and manufacturing facilities was a great experience to really understand the size and scope of Kubota’s worldwide operations.”

For more information on BTE Plant Sales visit or contact the Leeds branch on 0113 263 6191, the Leicester branch on 01530 242782, or the Leyland branch on 01772 456392.

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