BALI visit to Hayter/Toro – impressive on many levels
Hayter/Toto tour – impressive on many levels
Recently I has a fantastic opportunity to take BALI North Thames on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hayter/Toro factory in Spellbrook near Bishop’s Stortford.
This company has been a true pioneer in our industry, with founder Douglas Hayter pioneering the rotary lawnmower and going on to develop a huge range of lawnmowing products for homeowners as well as professionals. I have to agree that this brand has become synonymous with British grass cutting.
John O’Conner has a long and proud association with this company, going back over 40 years – a period which spans most of our companies history.
It’s been a really fruitful partnership over all of those years. Among other things, we have worked with their product support teams, testing and providing valuable feedback to assist them in developing and refining new products.
In all, 17 people joined us on the tour, as we took a close look at some highly-impressive computer-controlled cutting equipment and welding equipment. It was also really impressive to see how they work with their customers.
Although our industry is as fiercely competitive as ever, I am reminded just how much we can all gain when we get together at events like this.
BALI acts as a kind of hub, bringing us together to help drive innovation, share knowledge and assist in overcoming obstacles and challenges. That’s certainly true of The National Contractors’ Forum too and I’m sure we will gain a lot from some of these events which are coming up soon.
Till next time,