RIPON Farm Services, one of the leading agricultural machinery suppliers in the UK, is to open a new depot at the 30-acre Eden Business Park near Malton.

RFS has just received planning permission for a 22,000 sq ft building at the multi-million pound business park, which is located immediately off the A64.

Richard Simpson, Commercial Director of Ripon Farm Services, explained: “This is a tremendously important move for us and a significant milestone in our 40-year-old history.

“Our new flagship building will feature offices, training suites and meeting facilities for staff and customers and has been specially designed to accommodate our rapidly growing combine harvester business. The new Malton location will be our twelfth depot in all.

“We are especially pleased to be moving to Malton, which has the enviable – and entirely justified – reputation as the food capital of the north. It is at the centre of North Yorkshire’s extensive agricultural community, which we are looking forward to serving,” said Mr Simpson.

Ripon Farm Services has a workforce of over 250 and supplies brands such as, Kramer telehandlers, Kuhn cultivation equipment, Bailey Trailers and Sumo cultivators across Yorkshire, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.