Hodge Plant’s new northern sales manager makes “flying start”

Graham Stuart

GRAHAM Stuart has been appointed northern Scotland sales manager for Hodge Plant, operating out of the firm’s site in Nairn.

Graham, who has worked in machinery sales for more than 20 years, has already secured a number of deals including the sale of the first 721 and 821 CASE G Series wheel loaders in Scotland to Keenan Recycling as well as sales of CX250 D Series and CX26 C Series excavators to A & W Sinclair, CX210 long-reach excavator to the MGL group and a CX80 excavator to Brian Love.

Alastair Hodge, owner of Hodge Plant explained, “We are very pleased to have Graham on board. I am confident the combination of his drive and experience will be a winning formula for us and CASE as he continues to build our customer base across the northern region.”

Hodge Plant became CASE dealers in 2014 and has since helped retail volume of the manufacturer’s machines increase “significantly”. Alastair added, “Our customers want the whole package – high-quality, reliable machines, flexible and competitive finance options, and excellent after-sales and maintenance, which is what CASE delivers and is why we get a lot of repeat business as well as attracting new customers to the brand.

“Since taking on the CASE dealership in Scotland we have worked very closely with their management and dealer network team who have provided excellent support, and the opening of our Nairn depot means we have been able to deliver a first-class service to our customers across Northern Scotland. Looking forward, we plan to continue to invest further in sales and servicing resources across all our sites.”