BRITISH sprayer company Team Sprayers is celebrating a milestone anniversary today (January 15th) after achieving 40 years of manufacturing at its Ely factory in Cambridgeshire.
Team Sprayers was established by Bob Hubbard back in January 1981 after the closure of well-known company Dorman sprayers A team of staff were recruited from the previous company bringing with them specialist skills and knowledge which were an essential building block for the newly founded company, one member of the original team still works for the business, stores manager Steve Whitehand. Utilising these skills combined with the 40 years’ experience has resulted in Team becoming a respected UK manufacturer supplying the agricultural and groundcare industries.
Team's agricultural range includes both tractor mounted and trailed sprayers, the mounted range tops out with the latest Arian 2 combining a maximum tank size of 1800L and vertical rear folding booms of up to 27m. The Leader trailed range goes up to 5000L and the latest 36m triple folding spray boom, all with optional GPS mapping combining nozzle control and boom levelling systems.
Managing Director Danny Hubbard said: “We have experienced an increase in demand for our sprayers over recent years in both our agricultural and groundcare ranges which has led to investment and expansion of the factory building, firstly to increase our production facilities and secondly alter the flow through the factory to improve efficiencies, plus an increase in our outside yard space for testing and storage of the larger machines with plans to continue our expansion further over the next few years.
"As a UK manufacturer with a majority customer base here in the UK we have always had the ability to react quickly, give realistic lead times and provide an unrivalled back-up service. We have been fortunate to be able to continue production through these difficult times but as for many businesses 2020 was a challenging year, with the uncertainty of the Brexit trade deal and the effect this could potentially have on our imports and exports, then we were thrown the Covid 19 pandemic! Going into 2021 and our 40th year we are hopeful that things will settle and we are looking forward to a ‘new normal’ whatever that may be. It has been an incredible 40 years and I look forward to seeing what the business can achieve in the future.”