Business

18 November 2022

EAST Yorkshire racking specialists Filstorage has helped to fit out the UK’s only agricultural showroom capable of housing a full-sized combine harvester.

The company provided racking and shelving, alongside design and fit out services, to Ripon Farm Services at its new flagship depot on Eden Business Park at Malton, next to popular military tourism attraction Eden Camp.

As well as the impressive showroom, the 22,000sqft development also includes offices, training facilities, meeting rooms, and a fully kitted out workshop complete with a state-of-the-art crane and gantry system.

Ripon Farm Services is a main UK dealer for leading agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere.

Phil Gregg, Operations Director for Ripon Farm Services, said the company had bought racking from Filstorage before as the company is an approved John Deere shelving and racking supplier.

However, this is the first time the Howden-based business has been involved in the development of a new depot for Ripon Farm Services.

Phil said: “We gave them the plans and asked them to design the racking around the space we had available.

“They came up with an excellent layout that provided very efficient use of the space we had, which is exactly what we were looking for.

“For a business like ours, which supplies a wide range of different sized products from tractor spares right up to huge agricultural and groundwork plant and machinery, using space intelligently is essential.

“Filstorage certainly helped us achieve that.”

As part of the five-figure sum contract, Filstorage supplied and fitted shop shelving with containers for spares and parts, long span racking, and display shelving for the trade counter.

The bolt-together system made for an efficient installation process, which took just five days to complete.

Gary Winter, Filstorage Regional Account Manager for the North East, said the company was proud to have worked on such an impressive development.

He said: “Ripon Farm Services is a huge name for the agricultural and groundwork communities in Yorkshire and it is a real source of pride for us to have had a hand in creating this fantastic depot.

“The new depot and the investment that has gone into it is testament to Ripon Farm Services’ commitment to the region and it will no doubt see the company continue to go from strength to strength for many years to come.”

Richard Simpson, Commercial Director of Ripon Farm Services, added: “The opening of our new Malton depot is a major milestone for Ripon Farm Services and signals our intention to ramp up the investment in our long-term future.

“This new building reflects the importance we place on serving the North and East Yorkshire farming, equestrian and ground care communities.”

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