- 11 April 2012
Established in 1960, South Korean company Tong Yang Moolson (TYM) specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality compact tractors. Headquartered in Seoul, TYM is a major contributor to the country’s economic development and produces 10,000 tractors annually to meet demand from the USA, Australia and Europe.
In these territories, the brand has established itself as the tractor of choice among customers as diverse as golf courses, sports stadiums and equestrian facilities – and Lely is confident it will prove just as popular among UK and Ireland turf professionals. With models ranging from 23hp to 100hp, models up to 60hp are particularly suited to the turf sector. Customers can choose from basic models suited to general turf management, mid-duty models ideal for larger venues like golf clubs, or heavy-duty tractors up to 60hp that boast optional air-conditioned cabs with audio systems.
Commenting on the news that TYM is joining Lely’s product portfolio, Graham Dale, managing director of the St Neots-based company, says: “TYM is a superb addition to our already extensive offering, complementing our Toro, Solo and Otterbine turf maintenance and irrigation brands, and offering turf professionals a one-stop-shop for all their machinery and equipment needs. TYM products also benefit from being very competitively placed in the market. We look forward to working with TYM to develop the business together in the coming months and years.”
Throughout the UK and Ireland Lely has a comprehensive dealer and service centre network. Lely will now be looking to leverage this specialist network to provide first-class service and support to new and existing customers of TYM products. The company will also continue to support the Yanmar range of compact tractors.