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About F G Adamson & Son

An insight into our history through to where we are today.

F G Adamson & Son’s history began with Fred Adamson who started his business in 1945, on the site we still use today at Swanland.

Fred worked as an agricultural contractor and in time turned his hand to the fabrication of agricultural trailers and the repair of large buckets used at a local smelting works.

Fred’s entrepreneurial spirit identified a local market for the service and repair of garden machinery and this soon became a big part of his business which in turn lead to him selling new machinery too.

When he left school in 1962, Mike, Fred’s eldest son joined his father in the business. In 1967 Mike became a partner in the business and F G Adamson & Son was born. Several of the main garden machinery manufacturers of the day were keen to have F G Adamson & Son as a dealer and the business was soon expanding.

Fast forward to 1984 and Fred’s other son, John, joined the business. Continued expansions of the business in terms of franchises, types of product offering and in physical premises has lead us to where we are today as one of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire’s foremost suppliers of garden machinery and professional groundscare equipment.

Our head office premises are located just outside the village of Swanland in the East Riding of Yorkshire and, in 2016, we opened a depot in Langworth, Lincolnshire.

Adamsons Swanland

Today we specialise in the sale and aftersales care of garden machinery and professional groundscare equipment for a wide range of domestic and professional customers.

We sell, and provide after sales back-up for, all manner of garden machinery and professional groundscare equipment.

This enables us to support to a wide range of customers from homeowners with the smallest of gardens through to professional users such as local authorities, golf clubs and contractors with very large areas to maintain.

Ganton Golf Club Supplier

Our large premises include spacious well stocked showrooms, parts departments which are stocked with thousands of spare parts and extensive workshops for our trained technicians. Our large warehouse ensures that most orders are met from stock and can be dispatched quickly.

Having been in business for so many years we have been able to refine our suppliers and feel that we hold the dealerships for the best machinery manufacturers in our industry.

Wash off bay F G Adamson Langworth

We stock a comprehensive range of products from leading names in our industry such as Allett, Echo, Hayter, Honda, Husqvarna, John Deere, Lastec, Mountfield, Redexim, Roberine, STIHL, Trimax, and Westwood plus a number of other good quality but less well known manufacturers.

We only sell quality products that offer good value to our customers and for which we can be assured that we can provide the level of after sales customer support expected in today's market.

Fred ran his family business with traditional family values. Those values have been passed on through the generations and we are still a family business with value for money and good customer service at our core.

Fred Adamson passed away in 2007 but was succeeded in the business by his sons Mike and John who in turn have now taken a less involved role in the day to day running of the business.

Mike’s son and daughter are now employed in the business. Michael and Gillian along with their respective spouses, Rosemarie and Tony all play an active part in the business.

F G Adamson & Son Swanland

In December 2022, it was announced that Ripon Farm Services were to acquire F G Adamson & Son.

Geoff Brown, RFS Managing Director, said: “This is really good news for RFS, its staff, customers and the John Deere brand. This is the next stage in the evolution of our business as we offer our services to the professional turf market for the first time.

“F G Adamson & Son is a hugely-respected business with a strong reputation for excellent customer service, and we know that the high standards set by the staff for more than seven decades will need to be continued.

“With its staff, we are privileged to be taking on experts in their field, and they will instrumental in ensuring a seamless transition.”

John Adamson, Partner in F G Adamson & Son, said that business has been at the heart of the family for many years.

He said “Across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire we have dealt with a huge number of golf courses, caravan parks, estates, sports grounds and commercial contractors who value the customer service our team has been able to offer.

“This has been backed up by the confidence in the John Deere brand which brings the quality, reliability and longevity they need from their machinery investments.

“The sale marks the start of a new era for F G Adamson & Son. We know its legacy will live on in the RFS business which already has the infrastructure to reach more customers across the region and ensure that our existing customers remain well looked after.”

Ripon Farm Services acquire F G Adamson & Son

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