More AGCO Parts, Half the Time
Full-stocking parts distribution center helps farmers in Eastern Canada minimize downtime.
By Brigid Galloway
In February, Bob Gregson watched with interest as a big red AGCO sign was erected off Highway 401 in Woodstock, Ontario. The AGCO name outside the new 67,000-square-foot, full-stocking Parts Distribution Center (PDC) is just one sign of the big changes in store for area dealers and farmers.
Age 74, Gregson has seen a lot of change in his 50 years of farming in Eastern Canada, but one thing’s remained the same: his reliance on AGCO Parts and service. “We’ve been with Massey ever since my father bought his first tractor in 1945,” he says. “Over the years I’ve found that Massey has been very good. That says a lot for the company itself and the parts department.”
Gregson raises cash crops, including corn, rye and beans, along with more than 600 head of cattle on his 1,100-acre farm. He’s fond of Massey Ferguson,® in part because of the brand’s reliability. He notes that any equipment malfunction can mean more than lost time. “Consider our planting window is roughly two weeks for corn,” he says. “If you’ve got a breakdown and you lose a week of it, you’re in trouble.”
Now with the new Woodstock PDC, parts deliveries across Eastern Canada will be delivered in 50 to 65% less time, some in as little as four hours or less.
The convenient location cuts transit time, but as a full-service facility, the Woodstock PDC also offers 40% more parts. It’s the fourth AGCO Parts facility to be upgraded since 2010. For dealers like Dey’s Equipment Centre Inc., the full-service PDC is a sign of AGCO’s commitment to meeting the needs of its customers.
Dey, owner of Dey’s Equipment Centre in nearby Tillsonburg, helped lead the charge to bring the new parts center to Eastern Canada. He’s pleased that the state-of-the-art facility includes a service training center for AGCO technicians and sales personnel, saving more time and money by eliminating the need to travel to the U.S. for training.
“The new PDC has more parts available, a convenient location and close-to-home training facilities,” Dey says. “It’s the best thing AGCO’s ever done for us and for our customers.”
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