24 Sep 2021

Tie's the limit for Reekie Ltd's manager Sam

Here's a picture of Reekie Ltd celebrating the fact that they've been appointed official dealer for Bauer’s premium range of crop irrigation equipment.

What makes the photo even more special is that Sam Mercer, the group's general manager in Perth and Cupar, is wearing his BAGMA tie with pride!

He told BAGMA'S business development manager Richard Jenkins that in company which supplies a wide range of brands, the BAGMA tie was the 'most neutral'.

Long-standing BAGMA member Reekie Ltd is a leading supplier of agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery. The main focus of the new partnership with Bauer is on the group’s depots at Perth and Cupar, which cover some of the largest potato and vegetable growing areas in Scotland.

Reekie Ltd has already supplied a Bauer Rainstar E31 to a long-standing customer and to underscore its commitment to the new partnership has taken a second E31 into stock and placed a substantial order for critical parts to support future customers for the machines. 

Sam said: “We have a long-standing involvement with irrigation equipment and wanted to get back to supplying new irrigators again with a premium brand that would sit well alongside our agricultural machinery franchises.

“In Bauer, we have that premium brand; the company has a well-deserved reputation for its engineering and manufacturing quality, and the performance and durability of its irrigators.”

Rob Jackson of Bauer UK & Ireland added: “We’re delighted to have reached this agreement with Reekie Ltd, an established and well-respected dealership with people in sales, service and parts who know and understand irrigation equipment and the crucial part it plays in growing high-quality, high-value potato and vegetable crops.

“We are already taking orders and securing build slots at the factory for irrigation reels to be delivered in time for next year’s growing season, so it’s important for growers to look ahead and plan their requirements now for next year and beyond.”

Bauer has been at the forefront of irrigation equipment design and technology for more than 50 years as a leading supplier worldwide.