Merlo dealer expands offering in Scotland

L-R: Owen Buttle (national sales manager, Merlo UK), Shaun Groom (general manager, Merlo UK), Martin Ross, (MD, RAS), Sarah Shorrock (company accountant, RAS) & Craig Walker (sales manager, RAS)

MERLO UK has announced an expansion of territory and responsibility for Ross Agri Services in Scotland.

The move follows a decision by Merlo UK to end its relationship with HRN.

Expanding to become a combined Merlo dealer with the upcoming launch of RAS Plant Sales, Ross Agri Services will grow the Merlo offering the business has provided to customers since 2020.

Ross Agri Services was established by Bill and Ethel Ross in 1972 as a farm machinery hire business. The firm grew into a major player amongst Scottish dealers after focusing on  sales over hire in 1976.

Bill and Ethel’s son Martin joined the business in 2000 to take responsibility for sales,
admin, maintenance and the workshops. 23 years later, Merlo said that Martin has established himself as one of the ‘most versatile dealer principals’ in Scotland.

The newly formed division of RAS Plant Sales will operate alongside Ross Agri Services
from its existing St Cyrus, Turriff depots plus the newly acquired Muir of Ord location,
enabling RAS to carry Merlo products such as the ROTO and Panoramic ranges.

Shaun Groom, general manager of Merlo UK, said, “Having known Martin, Bill & Ethel for many years, I am confident that the Merlo brand will only continue to grow further with the high level of customer support that RAS are renowned for.”

Martin Ross, MD of Ross Agri Services Ltd, added, “We are delighted to be expanding our Merlo trading area, not only representing the Merlo agricultural range, but now the Merlo construction product offering too. Having seen first-hand the investments being made by Merlo Group it is a strong sign of their commitment for the long term.”