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All change at JMS

4th Sept 2020
The success story of Takeuchi in Scotland over the last 14 years all started with JMS Equipment, headed up by Jim and Janice Milligan. Jim pioneered the drive for Takeuchi sales across the Highlands and Islands from his base in Aberdeenshire, securing over 750 Takeuchi machine sales in the region.

Jim and Janice have now decided to retire their busy Takeuchi dealership, but before doing so they made sure to secure the important continuation of the JMS dealership for all the customers in the North of Scotland. In fact, for JMS customers it will be business as usual; familiar faces Derek Rae and Michael Milligan will still be there, and the company will continue to trade as JMS Equipment.

Th new JMS Equipment will now operate in the City of Aberdeen, based at the Blackdog Centre, Bridge of Don, adjacent to the major A90/A92 road network. The new dedicated facility will stock a wide range of new and quality second-hand Takeuchi machines as well as offering all the sales, parts and service support Takeuchi customers are used to.

The new owner John Walsh is familiar with the popular excavator brand, for the past ten years owning the Takeuchi dealership for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, D&J Machinery. John and his business partner Iain Riddoch are positive about the new look JMS

Iain Riddoch, Managing Director JMS Equipment
“JMS Equipment is a strong regional dealership and this new Scottish venture aims to continue that success”

Takeuchi in the UK will be sad to see Jim and Janice retire, they have been pivotal to Takeuchi success in Scotland and Jim certainly is a character the industry will miss. They plan to carry on in Turriff with their local plant hire and used equipment side of the business.

Takeuchi UK Sales Manager Chris Bushell, who appointed JMS back in 2006
“Jim and Janice and the team at JMS have been the perfect dealer. A regular winner of Dealer of the Year who helped Takeuchi understand the nuances of the Scottish plant industry.
Their efforts in promoting the Takeuchi brand has been outstanding, successfully converting customers to using a Takeuchi for the first time and selling our machines in the most remote locations. Whilst offering their customers that 24/7 dedicated support.”

Tamaru Tomonori Managing Director of Takeuchi UK
“Before Jim started Takeuchi had zero presence in Scotland and on behalf of all the team at Takeuchi UK and from head office in Japan, we would like to say a big thank you for your tremendous hard work.
Jim will be a hard act to follow but we promise not to let his hard work diminish by continuing with a proven dealer in support and a strong brand for Scotland.”

05/09/2020

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