Waitomo News : 13 May 2014 NKC Farmer
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7 A NORTH KING COUNTRY FARMER AdvertoriAl feAture POWER Farming Te Awamutu co-owners Murray and Sonya Barclay love what they do. The couple recently entered into a joint venture partnership with Australasia’s largest independently owned farm machinery supplier and aim to continue delivering their high level of customer service for many years to come. Originally from Te Kuiti, Murray did his diesel mechanic apprenticeship with his father Allan before leaving New Zealand to work in the mines of Western Australia for seven years. There he met Sonya and the couple moved back to New Zealand and married. Murray then began his long-standing involvement with Power Farming as a field technician in Morrin- sville. He was later promoted to service manager, then to sales in Te Awamutu in 2000 where he rose to sales manager. Eight years ago he was appointed manager of Power Farming Te Awamutu and more recently was offered joint ownership. And that is no mean feat as of the 14 Power Farm- ing branches in New Zealand only three are jointly owned. Taking the offer with both hands, Murray and Sonya are very proud to be a part of the Power Farming team which is one of New Zealand’s largest farm machinery dealers. “We love this industry because of the great relation- ships that have been built with the people in it,” they say. “People buying everything on price will deal with many different suppliers, but when times get tough this is when the strength of a good relationship shines. “From there, it is our job to do our very best in deliv- ering a product with a level of service that makes the experience one our customers would like to repeat.” The vastly experienced Te Awamutu ‘Power Team’ consists of a parts department, headed by Fred Thomas, a veteran of 30 years. Sales manager is Mike (Ox) Whitburn, an original King Country man with 33 years in the industry who started as a mechanic and progressed into sales. Allen Loomb heads a workshop crew comprising of four field technicians, four in-house technicians and three apprentices supporting the 24/7 customer service. The Benson Rd workshop also has an engineering division catering for all types of work from specialised welding, milling and fabrication. Administration manager is Raewyn Corin supporting all departments. And on the showroom floor, customers will find industry leading brands including Deutz Fahr, Kioti and Same tractors, and McHale, Kverneland, Jaylor, Merlo, Schuitemaker, Simba, Vicon and Maschio im- plements. loving the job eMPoWered: Murray and Sonya Barclay (above) are now co-owners of Power Farming Te Awamutu and are looking forward to delivering a product and a great level service with the help of their experienced team (below). PHOTOS SUPPLIED Power Farming Te Awamutu Benson Road, Te Awamutu 07 870 2411 Murray Barclay 027 475 3690 Mike Whitburn 027 482 4614 *Normal lending criteria applies. 40% deposit required + all the GST. Offer available for a limited time only Contact us today for unbeatable finance deals across the entire range of award winning Deutz-Fahr tractors.
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