GVM and Independent Ag Equipment split
GVM Inc. will be moving its manufacturing to East Berlin, Penn., just 15 miles from their current location in Biglerville, and GVM’s locations in Biglerville, Bellevue, Ohio, and Bunker Hill, Ind., will begin to operate under Independent Ag Equipment as distributors of multiple equipment lines and acting as separate entities from manufacturing.
For more than 35 years, GVM Inc. has been a large manufacturer of application equipment, a distributor of some of the best lines in the industry, and the parent company of GVM Snow Equipment. GVM has been fortunate to celebrate more than 35 years of continued business growth.
As GVM has grown in size, they’ve found many ways to adapt and continue to meet the needs of a growing customer base, despite working with the same manufacturing facility and corporate structure from years ago.
This year, GVM is making some big changes that will allow them many growth opportunities, explained company officials. By moving its manufacturing to East Berlin, GVM’s new manufacturing facility will allow production to move to a larger facility and an assembly line format, aimed at reducing production time and increasing build quality. The move will allow GVM to focus on engineering and manufacturing, with an emphasis on quality and innovation.
Also with Independent Ag Equipment being distributors of multiple equipment lines and acting as separate entities from manufacturing there will be major separation between distribution and manufacturing. This will allow Independent Ag Equipment locations to carry a larger parts inventory and focus on providing their customers with superior customer service, the GVM management explained.
Independent Ag Equipment will truly be a one-stop-shop for equipment, parts and service. Independent Ag will sell all new and used equipment GVM previously sold, including: GVM, AGCO, Dalton Ag Products, New Leader, Ray-Man, Layco, and KSI Conveyors. They will also sell the same precision ag products, tanks and parts in addition to servicing equipment both in house and on the road.
GVM customers will still deal with the same staff they’ve always known and trusted, just under a different name, the company explained.
GVM is excited to finally split manufacturing from distribution, and feels that it will allow each company to act in the best interest of their customers, which will, in turn, have a positive effect on business growth, the company further noted.