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Kubota targets major growth in Irish market with South Coast Diesels partnership

World class engine manufacturer Kubota is targeting major growth in Ireland after joining forces with Co. Kildare-based diesel engine rebuild and servicing specialist South Coast Diesels (SCD).

The deal means SCD is now the exclusive distributor for Kubota engines in the Republic of Ireland. SCD will provide Kubota’s full range of oil and water cooled diesel and dual fuel engines, along with delivering full support services and spare parts to dealers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) across a range of industry sectors.

Daniel Grant, Business Development Manager for Kubota’s Engines Division, commented: “There’s no doubt that the Irish economy is on the up after a difficult few years. These green shoots of recovery present a massive opportunity for everyone involved in the diesel powered equipment and machinery markets.

“Our partnership with SCD is part of a major investment programme and strategic move by Kubota to increase market share and drive brand awareness amongst dealers and OEMs operating in the Irish markets. A lot of OEM’s will be targeting Ireland for growth opportunities so having a strong presence there is critical.

“Working with SCD will give us exactly that. The company is an engine specialist, with a first class reputation for providing exceptional service levels, backed up by highly skilled engineers and support staff.

“By appointing SCD as our sole distributor, it enables us to combine Kubota’s expertise in developing the latest in engine technology with SCD’s local knowledge to maximise our proposition to the market. We will also be continuing our relationship with Sean Cleary & Sons, Kubota’s previous engine dealer for Ireland, who will continue to represent us under the guidance and support of SCD.”

Founded in 1986, SCD leads the way in the independent engine rebuilding industry, engine sales and aftersales support markets in Ireland. The company represents a number of high profile global brands, working with customers across the marine, military, industrial, power generation and construction sectors.

Liam Mills, Managing Director of SCD, said: “Recent signs indicate that the equipment market in Ireland is waking up. With the new Kubota distributorship in place, we are confident that we can grow our business and increase awareness of the Kubota brand in Ireland.

“Critical to our own growth over the years has been the global brands we represent, so there’s no doubt that the addition of the market leading Kubota name to our portfolio can only increase that success further.

“The partnership reflects SCD’s desire to work with industry leaders that provide quality solutions and the latest in technological advancements. We are excited about entering into this new relationship with Kubota, which will not only open up potential new markets for our business, but will also increase Kubota’s share of the Irish market and grow new engine sales.”

Kubota’s range of oil and water cooled diesel and dual fuel engines are renowned across the globe for their exceptional performance, low noise, cleaner emissions and excellent fuel economy. Used in a wide range of applications including plant equipment, power generation and industrial equipment, its products feature either Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) technology or Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) as an after-treatment device to reduce emissions.

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