Scotland’s leading supplier of Groundcare machinery and services, Gammies, is celebrating a successful 55 years in business as they report sales growth of 50% since 2019, and a 50% increase in groundcare equipment sales in 2022.
The company’s strong performance and positive outlook for the remainder of 2023 has resulted in the creation of an additional four new roles within the Forfar based business. A Groundcare Engineer Mechanic, Trainee Robotic Mower Technician, Trainee Machinery Salesperson, Construction Equipment Sales Person and a Trainee/ Apprentice Office Administrator are required to support the increased products that we offer and the growth in newer technologies like robotic and battery products.
Gammies are also bringing back their popular Gammies Live event in August, which attracts people from across the country to test out the latest machinery on the market, the first Gammies Live since pre-covid.
Gammies was founded in 1968 when Allan Gammie, an agriculture machinery salesman, bought an ironmonger and saddle business, developing it over the years into the groundcare machinery business it is today.
Further cementing their reputation as industry leaders Gammies recently won Professional Turfcare Dealer of the Year at the Service Awards fighting off tough competition from other industry leaders, as well as a Trimax Elite Long Term Dealer for 15 years of service.
Les Gammie, Director of Gammies, said: “We’ve come a long way from the company we were back in 1968, and we’ve seen a huge amount of change in that time. Our recent growth success is partly due to people spending more time at home and in their garden combined with the benefits of using quality products while leaning on our experience as experts in the field.
“We’re seeing a huge increase in people switching from traditional petrol lawnmowers to robotic mowers, and not just businesses but for personal use too. These are the trending products of 2023 along with other cordless battery operated products. These new technologies are cheaper to run and less time consuming, meaning people have more time to do more of the things they like to do. It also allows those physically unable to keep up with their garden maintenance.”