Depot closures and new openings announced

Following their acquisition of Agwood Ltd last year, the Crawfords Group has announced some adjustments to their branch network.

The dealer group represents the three AGCO brands from six branches in southern England. In a statement to customers the group said, “Our intention is to simplify our branch structure, enhance our franchise offering all whilst improving our service and parts coverage and in turn, improving your customer experience with us even further.”

Following discussions with AGCO, and in line with their global ‘Route 66’ strategic plan, Crawfords have announced the following changes:


The landlord from the Linton Branch has notified the Crawford Group of their intention to develop the site for residential housing, consequently, Crawfords say they will need to take the following steps:

  • The Linton Branch will close by 1st March 2024
  • Swingfield Branch will become their Massey Ferguson head office for Agwood Ltd while being responsible for sales of all Massey Ferguson equipment for Kent and East Sussex.
  • Their existing Massey Ferguson technicians and parts department team members from Linton will support the Swingfield HQ Team while being based at RW Crawford’s site in Charing.


  • The Charing branch will become head office for the Fendt and Valtra business (RW Crawford Ltd) and the wider Crawfords Group.
  • The addition of a Group Parts Delivery Service to support customers in Kent and East Sussex will commence from early 2024
  • Billingshurst - There are now also plans by the landlord at their Billingshurst branch in West Sussex to develop the site. Crawfords say this comes at a time where due to the success of this branch, they have started the search for a new, larger location to the east of Billingshurst in readiness for opening in 2025. Until this time, they will continue to promote and support Fendt, Valtra, Massey Ferguson, Manitou & Isuzu from Billingshurst

Other branches remain unchanged.

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