29 April 2021
Chandlers acquires Lister Wilder
CHANDLERS Farm Equipment Ltd. (Chandlers), a third-generation family business selling agricultural equipment, operating primarily across the Midlands and Lincolnshire, has acquired the AGCO division of Lister Wilder, doubling the size of its operations, and expanding its territory significantly across the UK to become AGCO’s largest UK dealership.
Chandlers, an AGCO dealer, was established in Grantham in 1935. The principal business activities are the supply and aftersales service of new and used agricultural tractors and farm equipment. Chandlers is a main dealer for AGCO, (Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra), Manitou telehandlers, SsangYong vehicles amongst others. AGCO represents more than 4,200 independent dealers and distributors of agricultural machinery and equipment.
Similarly, Lister Wilder, a family run business also in its third generation was established in Reading in 1947. The company has evolved to become a well-known and well-regarded name within the industry, having expanded both organically and through acquisition over the years.