Ragley Estate,

A new start for a revitalised SIP in Great Britain

SIP Strojna Industrija the well-known Slovenian hay tools manufacturer launch a new sales initiative in GB. SIP is already present in many European markets including; Switzerland, Austria, Holland and Germany, but also as far afield as New Zealand, where testing of new models takes place during the European Winter months.
Andrei Cosovici, SIP’s Director of Sales and Marketing stated; “we have been planning our strategic sales growth for some years starting with bringing in new designers to give our new products and upcoming developments a fresh edge over many established popular brands. Another important part of this process has been to decide when and how to enter or in the case of GB re enter the market. I am pleased to announce that we have decided to start with our own organisation backed directly from the factory and have appointed Martin Holden as our new Sales Director GB. Martin brings us extensive knowledge and experience of the grass machine business from his many years representing the JF brand and also that of the local market and distribution channels”
“With the recent consolidation within the farm machinery manufacturing business SIP is perfectly placed to offer dealers and farmers a complete range of modern and robust mowers, rakes and tedders from a specialist in this area. In particular, SIP is focusing on the professional contractor market to provide mowing, tedding and raking/gathering integrated solutions up to 15.0 m working width”.
Over the last 3 years, the mower and mower conditioner range has been completely revised to include new technology such as hydraulic suspended front, 3 point mounted and trailed disc mowers, but what many observers will not know is that SIP design and manufacture their own cutter-bars in house and have done so from the very first disc mower they produced. They are all equipped with the latest quick release knife system and a patented protection system DDSS (Disc drive safety system) for easy in field repair. 3 point centre pull models all feature the contemporary “over centre” folding system and Hydraulic suspension as standard. The new S-Flow front mower/conditioner features a wide degree of flotation both laterally and front/back making it one of the best at following ground contours.
Tedders now span 4.55 -15.0m the 3 largest sizes being trailed and folding to under 3.0m transport width and only 2.0m high. Likewise the rake range is populated by the common 1 rotor models but more importantly centre and side delivery models up to 10.0m. A new 4 rotor design with a working width of 15.0m is due for launch at Agritechnica 2017 and will be available for the 2018 season.
The first showing of the new organisation takes place at Grass and Muck event in Warwickshire this month where several models will be on display. Dealers and farmers are cordially invited to the stand where Martin will be supported by factory staff over the 2 days.
Martin comments; “I have known of the SIP brand for many years but I have been very surprised and encouraged by the new direction the company has taken with its products and and I know they will prove to be a big surprise to the market and competitors alike. This is the start of an exciting project and having met the company and seen first-hand the production facilities, I am absolutely confident SIP products have a strong future in Great Britain
SIP can be found on Grass & Muck in the static exhibition area stand no 601!
Martin can be contacted by mobile 07860-518873 and e mail: martin.holden@sip.si
Also visit www.sip.si, FB profile and Youtube channel!