Bernhard and Company has announced a new partnership with Canadian distributor, G.C. Duke Equipment LTD.
A family-run business with its roots based firmly in the golf grounds maintenance business, G.C. Duke Equipment is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year under the stewardship of Nolan Duke, who is following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather in driving the company forward.
The appointment comes as Bernhard and Company looks to ensure it can service current customers more efficiently, while also helping to increase sales through improved contact with new prospects. G.C. Duke Equipment will be responsible for direct sales and customer relations within Ontario, Canada, and will demonstrate the knowledge and passion that Bernhard and Company possesses for its grinding philosophy.
Commenting on the new partnership, President of G.C. Duke Equipment, Nolan Duke, said: “We’re beyond ecstatic to be partnering with Bernhard and Company because we have a lot of customers who are really in love with Bernhard products, which is a great foundation for us. This partnership is another arrow in the quiver for us to do business with virtually every golf course in our territory.”
Gary Ray, Bernhard and Company’s Business Development Manager for North America, added: “We are excited by the prospect of growing our presence in Canada, and are proud to add G.C. Duke Equipment to our network of world-class distributors who can deliver our industry-leading turf management solutions with efficiency and passion.”
G.C. Duke Equipment was originally founded in 1948, garnering more than seven decades of experience in the turf maintenance industry. Servicing customers within the golf, municipal, and landscape contractor markets, the company possesses a true synergy with Bernhard and Company’s industry-leading turf care prowess.
Bernhard and Company grinding machines are used by more than 65 per cent of the world’s top 100 golf courses to ensure perfect, tournament-ready playing conditions year-round, while the company’s turf management solutions and educational support are utilised at major sporting events around the globe.