Young Plant Sales and Hyundai agree to end Scottish dealership

Brian Young

YOUNG Plant Sales and Hyundai Construction Equipment have mutually agreed to end their Scottish dealership agreement.

The existing agreement for sales of new Hyundai kit came to an end on January 1 2019, though Young Plant will continue to provide aftersales support, including handling warranty claims, equipment servicing and parts sales to existing customers. The Doune-headquartered firm has been Hyundai’s Scottish dealer since 2006.

Agritrac will now supply Hyundai machines in Scotland and will offer the full product range rather than just the heavy line equipment.

Young Plant said it will focus its sales efforts on the recent addition of Kobelco heavy line excavators (8t and above) as well as other brands including Kubota, Thwaites and Bomag. Young Plant is part of the Molson Group. Molson will remain dealers for Hyundai in sales territories in England and Wales.

Tony Reeves, Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe regional sales manager (UK and Ireland) commented, “We appreciate all the work that Young Plant Sales has done over the last 12 years to promote and sell the Hyundai product throughout Scotland. However, now it is key for us to work with a dealer that is able to sell the full range of Hyundai products and not just the heavy line range. We are looking forward to finalising an agreement with the new dealer and announcing this to the market very soon.”

Brian Young, managing director of Young Plant Sales said, “After being a Hyundai dealer since 2006, we have a large number of customers that run Hyundai machines across Scotland. It is important for them to know that although our dealership agreement with Hyundai has been terminated, we will continue to support them with any requirements they have to keep their machines running with the same level of care and attention as we always have done.

“Although this development sees the removal of one brand from our product portfolio, it does allow us to focus on the premium Kobelco product that is proving to be very popular and compliments our other market leading brands.”