Dennis Mowers has seen sales almost triple since 1998, and they’ve been bursting at the seams because of it - but not for much longer. Building work started in mid August 2009 for a new building of 9,600 sq ft next to their existing factory. This will effectively double their existing manufacturing and assembly capacity.
John and Raymond Dennis were brought up in Huntsham in Devon. John then moved to Guildford where, whilst working for an ironmonger Filmer & Masons, he started making bicycles in his spare time. These sold at a profit and in 1895 he set up his own business, the Universal Athletic Stores in Guildford High Street, selling bicycles and other sports goods.
Dennis launches an exciting new mower at Saltex on stand W58, developed with the help of its customers, who were invited to give their feedback when the design was previewed at BTME this year. The Razor Ultra 560 is an exceptionally versatile cylinder mower for applications ranging from golf greens and tees to cricket pitches and bowling greens.
Dennis mowers are famous for their Bowls seminars, but the one held recently at the Ye Olde Knowle Bowling Club contained a surprise for British Seed Houses.
Harvey Brereton, greenkeeper at ENTACO Bowls Club, Studley, Warwickshire, was a delegate at that Seminar and extolled the virtues of the close mowing he got from his 12 year old Dennis FT510 - so much so he’s put a new one on his wish list!
Dennis Mowers will present three exciting new products at Saltex on stand W58, offering groundsmen cutting edge technology for fine turf maintenance.
Dennis is dedicated to working closely with its customers, and the latest mower to join the line up was exclusively previewed at BTME this year to allow the experts - those who will actually use the equipment - to have a say in its final specification.
Whomsoever they may be, they all share the same passion as those who attended a recent seminar aimed at helping green keepers to improve their bowling green; whatever the ground conditions. Hosted by Dennis Mowers, and supported by Parks and Grounds Machinery Ltd., the event took place at Ye Olde Knowle Bowls Club in Dorridge, Solihull.
The proven reliability and excellent finish achieved by his existing Dennis mower made the company’s machines the obvious choice when Nick James, head Groundsman at the Heatons Sports Club, was able to invest in a new mower for his cricket square. Nick is kept busy looking after the turf at the Cheshire club, where he has been based for six years, preparing surfaces for tennis, lacrosse, cricket and rugby.
Plant and machinery theft is growing year on year, with valuable essential items of equipment such as pedestrian mowers an easy target as they can simply be loaded into a small truck or van and taken away. Insurance companies are becoming more insistent that mowers are properly secured in order to provide cover, and machinery specialist Howardson has a unique device to foil the thieves.