Canadian investment in UK Agriculture.

Canadian wearing parts manufacturer, Bourgault Tillage Tools, is investing in UK agriculture by setting up a subsidiary business, BTT UK Ltd, based at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

Bourgault Tillage Tools are not new to UK agriculture, as British farmers have purchased their products for many years. For the first time a dedicated operation, headed up by managing director Ian Clayton-Bailey, makes available the complete range of Bourgault Tillage Tools to the UK market.

Bourgault Tillage Tools having a business and site in the UK, offers many benefits to UK farmers. There is now  a comprehensive stock holding in the UK available where and when needed. This ensures a prompt and cost-effective supply of products seven days a week at peak operating times. Bourgault Tillage Tools recognised that wearing parts located in Canada or crossing the Atlantic is not ideal when a UK customer needs the product, and workflow timings and weather windows are a significant factor in having a successful drilling period.

Bourgault Tillage Tools have been delivering ground engaging tools to agriculture worldwide for 30 years, and its founder, Joseph Bourgault, still owns the company. The company’s longevity and success are down to a few key elements, says Ryan Olson, General Manager of Bourgault Tillage Tools in Canada. “People, innovation, quality, and focusing on what is important for the farmer.”

UK farmers may know Bourgault Tillage Tools because of the VOS (Versatile Opener System) seeding products that are popular with min and no till operations and the quick-change Speed-Loc™ system as used by various OEM’s. Many other Bourgault Tillage Tool products arenow available through BTT UK, including a wide range of parts containing MAX LIFE™ Carbide infused technology, Forges de Niaux Disc blades and Industriehof’s Extreme® Carbide Line.

Stuart Aldworth, Bourgault Tillage Tools UK and European Technical Manager has worked in the agricultural service industry since 1980 and has seen many changes in agricultural practices. “Working at BTT UK is fascinating and very fulfilling. Being able to directly help UK farmers and contractors to get the most out of their machines whilst permanently looking to the future for new or better ways of working means there is never a dull moment. Knowing that we in the UK have a huge research and development team in Saskatchewan, Canada to work with, ensures the UK Farmer and Contractor is in safe hands going forward into what is a challenging future.”