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Fruit and vine machinery specialist celebrates 50th birthday

The UK’s fruit and vine machinery specialist, NP Seymour, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the appointment of a new member to its sales team.

Tim Sillence joined the NP Seymour team.

NP Seymour was founded by Nick and Barbara Seymour in 1974. The family-run business is today headed up by the second-generation, Claire Seymour, who remains dedicated to helping fruit farmers, hop growers, packhouse managers, vineyard owners and winemakers with all their equipment needs.

Apart from celebrating its 50th birthday, this year NP Seymour also marks 40 years as a Fendt dealer.  

Leading force in the UK fruit and vine industries

Tim Sillence, who recently joined the company, brings a wealth of hands-on experience operating and demonstrating tractors and machinery within the fruit, vegetable and arable sectors to the family-run dealership.  

Sales director at NP Seymour, Claire Seymour, praised Mr Sillence’s “fantastic understanding” of how things work mechanically as well as sense of what growers need and expect from their tractors and machinery.   

She added: “Growers trust his opinion, which only comes from years of practical experience. We’re absolutely thrilled that he’s chosen to join our family-run business.   

“Since my dad, Nick Seymour, started this business 50 years ago, NP Seymour has been a leading force in the UK fruit and vine industries. Many dealerships have expanded into these sectors, but we are true specialists, and our decades of experience mean we understand growers’ needs like no one else.   

“The addition of Tim to our sales team will further strengthen this and ensure we’re providing our customers with optimal specification Fendt 200 v/f/p tractors and the right specialist fruit and vine machinery for their individual needs.”  

Guidance and advice

Mr Sillence added: “I’ve always enjoyed going on farm to demonstrate tractors and machinery and to show growers how new concepts and technologies work and what benefit they’ll have, be that saving time or labour, or improving crop yields and quality. I’m now looking forward to being able to take this further and guide and advise people on what equipment is going to make a real difference to their operations.  

“I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success of NP Seymour, being part of a team with such a long-standing history and dedicated approach to serving the fruit and vine industries, and most of all, helping our customers achieve their targets with the best machinery solutions.”  

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