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Whilst there has been significant change in terms of breadth of portfolio, there are some things that have remained constant at Murray Plant, as these are the factors which have brought strong growth, as well as the numerous awards over the years. Bruce Murray, remains in charge of daily operations within the business, and still even has customers that have been with him for years who won’t deal with anyone else. Sales Director Fergal O’Neill, who has been influential in identifying and securing these new brands, has grown the team around him, with Mick Reeve Dane Fitzpatrick and Jack Miggin now selling, not just in Scotland, but across the UK as Murray Plant have extended their territory with the assistance of Blue Group to now incorporate the whole off the British Isles.
Sales growth from the changes made has been instant, not only on the new machines but with Rammer kit too, as the Blue Group deal has meant access to new Blue Group customers. This was clear at the recent Hillhead event where the sales target for the event was exceeded by 400%. Much of this was due to Blue Group customers coming on to the stand, being introduced to the Murray Plant team by the Blue Salesmen, who were then able to illustrate the quality of the kit they sell.
As if all that hasn’t been enough, Murray Plant have also launched a new website, This
showcases both the products and aftersales service they provide.
Commenting on the first six months with Blue Group, Bruce Murray said, “Blue Group’s purchase of Murray Plant has enabled us to reach the next level. It’s not just their investment capabilities, but also their knowledge, influence andstrengthinthemarket. Wehaveseenoutstanding growth in a very short period of time because of what they bring to the table”
CEO at Blue Group, Adrian Murphy who was responsible for overseeing the deal back in January also highlighted “Fundamentally the Murray Plant business was in great shape when we made the acquisition. There was also a lot of similarities between Blue and Murray Plant which has made integrating the two businesses that much easier. We project continued growth in the future and will be investing in their site, personnel and stock to ensure that happens”
It’s certainly an exciting time for Murray Plant. No doubt the progress over the last 6 months is only a taste of what’s to come. For more information on Murray Plant equipment contact Fergal O’Neill on July 2018 - Issue 51
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