Based in Gwynedd, Wales, Major Owen is a specialist dealer offering a large range of machinery and equipment, alongside service and repair facilities. Kubota is the exclusive provider of its excavator offering and the established firm has on-going relationships throughout the local area, including with the National Park Authority.
Responsible for maintaining the largest national park in Wales, the Snowdonia National Park Authority continues to invest in the park’s upkeep, leading to its recent purchase from Major Owen. Five Kubota excavators were purchased as part of the park’s investment; two U10-3 micro excavators, two KX019-4 mini-excavators and one KX042-4 model, in addition to a pair of KC70 track dumpers.
With the flexibility of the U10-3, Kubota’s smallest and lightest excavator, alongside the power and efficiency of the KX042-4, the National Park will make quick work of the tasks required to keep the park maintained and safe for visitors.
Malcolm Barnett, Construction Sales Manager at Major Owen, said: “We’re delighted to renew our partnership with the Snowdonia National Park Authority, a customer who is such a big focal point here in Wales.
“With lots of rugged landscape to maintain all year round, Snowdonia National Park needs robust machinery that can simply get the job done in the toughest conditions, making Kubota the perfect choice to meet the demands of any application.”
This latest purchase represents the third such order of Kubota excavators by the National Park Authority in recent years, following subsequent purchases in 2008 and 2013.
Hywel Jones, Access Projects Officer at Snowdonia National Park Authority, said: “Snowdonia National Park attracts visitors from all over the world, so keeping over 800 square miles of park space in the best condition for them to enjoy is paramount.
It is important that we utilise quality equipment to ensure the high standard of work people expect in Snowdonia is delivered for generations to come.
In addition, the aftercare service provided by Major Owen is an important factor in our maintenance programme and we’re excited to continue working closely with the dealership moving forward.”