Blue Machinery (Scotland) announce strategic investment in Pro-Arb Machinery

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30th November 2023

Blue Machinery (Scotland) announce strategic investment in Pro-Arb Machinery

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Blue Machinery (Scotland) Limited are delighted to announce that they have completed a majority investment in Pro-Arb Machinery Limited.

Following Blue Group’s appointment as the UK Morbark dealers at the end of 2022, Blue Scotland were looking to grow their forestry, arboriculture and wood processing side of the business which led to them approaching Pro-Arb Machinery. Since their inception in May 2021, Pro-Arb Machinery has experienced continued growth and this investment from Blue Machinery provides a launch pad for future growth to help take the business to that next level whilst allowing Blue Scotland to expand their presence in the forestry and arboriculture industries.

Jamie Sellers, Managing Director and founder of Pro-Arb Machinery had worked for various dealers within the agriculture and arboriculture industries before deciding to set up on his own. Jamie spotted an opening the market, took out a small business loan and Pro-Arb Machinery was born. In early 2023 the company moved into a new facility in Knottingley and took on the dealership for Forst Chippers across Yorkshire and the North East.

Commenting on the new partnership with Blue Machinery (Scotland), Jamie said “Having grown rapidly over the last few years we needed to be able to improve our cash flow to take the business to the next level. Austin from Blue Scotland first got in touch with myself via LinkedIn, I already had an awareness of Blue Machinery and heard that they had taken on the Morbark dealership. Austin laid out a clear vision of how the partnership might work and how the investment would be mutually beneficial for both our businesses. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we recognise that Blue Scotland provide industry leading levels of back up and support, so after having just one meeting with the team it felt like the perfect fit for us. We are really excited to see where this journey takes us, we’ve got big plans and the sky is the limit!”

Managing Director of Blue Scotland, Austin Carey comments “I first spotted the guys from Pro-Arb Machinery on social media and was impressed with the success that they were having within the market. They have a great set up at their new depot in Knottingley and have an experienced team working behind Jamie. We are delighted to welcome Pro-Arb machinery into the Blue Scotland family as we look forward to developing our offering within the Forestry and Arborist industries”.