Visit Etesia at APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds Seminar 2018

Etesia will be bringing a range of mowers, environmentally-friendly Pellenc battery-powered tools and Oeliatec hot water weed removal system to APSE 2018.

Taking centre stage at APSE will be the Etesia PRO 46 PHCT 46cm cutting width pedestrian mower and Hydro 124 ride on mower.

The PRO 46 PHCT is capable of mowing with or without collection in all conditions, or allowing high-quality mulching with no need for an accessory, ensuring that it is easily adaptable to any mowing condition.

The Hydro 124, which will be fitted with a scarifier attachment, is the first ride on mower that combines direct rear-ejection, integrated collection and high-lift emptying, making it one of the most highly efficient machines on the market.

Pellenc tools eliminate the direct emission of greenhouse gases and significantly reduce noise. Tools within the range include pedestrian mowers, chainsaws, hedgecutters, brushcutters and grass strimmers, leaf blower and pruners ensuring there is a tool for any green space requirement.

The Oeliatec hot water weed removal system kill weeds with 100% hot water by delivering an efficient low-pressure treatment at temperatures of up to 120C. This destroys the cellular structure of the weed to kill off the plant, which is worn down further by each treatment to eventually kill the root, along with moss and algae which can also be removed at the same time.

Etesia completes portfolio for Scamblers

Scamblers, based in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, believe they now have a complete portfolio of groundscare machinery after they were confirmed as Etesia UK’s newest dealer.

First established in 1974, the family owned business specialise in supplying compact tractors, bank tractors, mowers, utility vehicles and groundscare machinery for every aspect of turf and grounds maintenance. However, Ed Scambler – company director, admitted that he was keen to strengthen the portfolio of products and this led him to Etesia.

“Etesia is a brand that I have been wanting to sell for around twenty years now,” he says. “However, due to prior agreements we had in place we were not really able to do that. I had been looking to complete a whole portfolio of good quality commercial and domestic equipment and I think that with the addition of Etesia, we have finally completed that portfolio.”

With immediate effect, Scamblers will now supply the full range of Etesia grounds care equipment which includes the Duocut range of pedestrian mowers; the Atilla range of brushcutters, the Hydro and Bahia range of ride-on mowers and all new innovative products which feature the latest generation of robotic and remote controlled technology such as the Atilla SKD ExxDrive, Hydro 80 MKHP4 E-Connect and the Bahia Joyride.

“Until very recently, previous agreements have dictated what we sell but now we are in a position to sell what we think is best for the customer. We have been able to go out and hand pick the products that we want and I am confident that with Etesia on-board, it now means we have the most comprehensive range of equipment.”

Double A confirmed as new Pellenc Dealer

Double A have recently been appointed as the authorised dealer for the full range of professional battery powered tools by Pellenc, in the North East of Scotland.

Double A is a family run business owned by Sandy Armit and his wife Aileen. They started the business working from home in 1996 and have since seen it grow into one of the largest turf dealerships in the UK.

The company now operates from two depots, situated in Cupar and Aberdeen, and has built up a complete portfolio of products and services for customers covering all aspects of the business, including service contracts, repair and maintenance plans, detailed estimates, overnight parts delivery and finance options.

The success of the company has been based on providing their customers with quality products along with a first class after sales service. To achieve this Double A has always aimed to source quality equipment franchises, and it is for this reason that managing director Sandy was keen to work with the Pellenc brand.

“I first saw Pellenc at a show in France in 2015 and was instantly impressed,” he says. “We have customers who are looking for this type of product so I made enquiries at SALTEX and it was obvious that they had advanced even further since I last saw them.”

“A meeting with Etesia, (the exclusive distributor of Pellenc in the UK) ensued and we are now delighted to be promoting the brand in the North East of Scotland.”

Over recent years, Pellenc has gained market recognition by offering a unique range of ‘zero emission’ battery-powered tools, thanks to the development of Lithium-ion ultra-high performance batteries.

This exclusive Pellenc technology allows for a drastic reduction in the production of greenhouse gases and noise pollution. It is also comfortable for users, meets new sustainable development demands and offers excellent economic profitability. With a record capacity of up to one day’s use on a single charge, these quality products are a perfect fit for Double A according to Sandy.

“We sell high end professional equipment and there are alternatives in the lower price bracket but it is always lower quality,” he says. “We prefer to sell higher quality products to high end users and Pellenc fits that bill because they are extremely well made and I’m a believer that you always get what you pay for.”

Sandy believes that Pellenc products will be especially appealing to his customer base who work in local authorities, National Trust sites, schools, universities, caravan parks and large houses and estates. With more and more customers turning to green technology he is confident that many will reap the benefits by choosing Pellenc.

“Over the last two years there has been a huge increase in the demand for battery powered equipment and the bulk of products out there are not really good enough for professional users. This is where I can see Pellenc filling a gap. I think that when our customers see just how good the quality of the equipment is combined with a long battery life – then they will be quick to invest in the products.”

Les Malin appointed managing director for Etesia UK

In his third successive promotion, Les Malin has been appointed as the new managing director of Etesia UK with immediate effect.

After starting his career in the farming industry at the age of 16, Les moved into the groundscare industry in 1993. He joined Etesia UK from Amazone in 2000 as area manager and was appointed general manager in 2006. He quickly became an influential figure within the company and in 2014 he was promoted to operations director – a move which saw him become the company’s first ever UK director.

Following the retirement of Etesia SAS president Patrick Vives In December, the board and shareholders unanimously decided to promote Les to the position of managing director.
“Les is someone that we can absolutely rely on so this promotion allows me to take more time out and enjoy retirement!” said Patrick.

Throughout his tenure at Etesia UK, Les has seen the company grow into one of the most innovative manufacturers in the groundscare industry. What started as an unknown company with just one product, Etesia now boasts an extensive dealer network throughout the UK and has added to its wide portfolio of products after becoming exclusive distributors of Pellenc battery-powered tools in 2010 and the Oeliatec environmentally-friendly weed control range in 2017.

Les has been instrumental in helping the UK become Etesia’s third largest market behind its homeland France and Germany – which certainly is an achievement considering that Etesia now has a presence in over 40 countries.

Commenting on his promotion Les said: “It’s an achievement and an honour and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to prove myself.

“My aim is to try and help the business continue to grow and show the shareholders that we can do what we need to do and make it work for them.”

Etesia UK Dealers Visit Factory in Wissembourg

Etesia UK dealers recently visited the company’s HQ and factory in Wissembourg, France to see their state-of-art factory and production line.

More than 15 dealers, made up of new and existing companies, took part in three days of visits and saw the skill, precision and professionalism of Etesia operations.

Visitors got the chance to see the newly-refurbished visitor centre to the automated fabrication and production line, viewing the quality control and attention to detail which goes into every pedestrian and ride-on machine.

Etesia boasts one of the best networks of green space maintenance equipment specialists in Europe; it has become a key supplier of local authorities and landscape contractors throughout Europe, while acquiring an exceptional International dimension with operations in over 40 countries spread over five continents.

Les Malin, operations director of Etesia UK, kick-started the trip by relaying the unique benefits of Etesia machines, while Patrick Vives, President of Etesia SAS told the intriguing story as to how it all began with the unique Hydro 100 machine over thirty years ago. Attendees were then delivered a presentation on the advances in technology, a sneak preview of the new products which will be launched ahead of 2018, followed by a tour of the impressive, state-of-the-art factory.

A hearty lunch complimented by some delightful local wine ensued as the group had time to muse on the Etesia experience before being given the opportunity to get hands on with some of Etesia’s machinery outside.

The day was rounded off with an evening visit to the luxurious Royal Palace, Kirrwiller, which saw everyone enjoy live music, acrobats, and other enchanting entertainment.

The last day began with a tour around the picturesque town of Wissembourg with a private guide before meeting the town’s Mayor for a greater insight into what Etesia offers the local area in terms of employment and export.

The trip was concluded with a visit to Maginot Line – a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s to deter invasion by Germany and force them to move around the fortifications, which was constructed on the French side of its borders with Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Luxembourg.

At the end of the visit Les Malin, operations director of Etesia UK, thanked everyone for attending: “We are very proud of the work we do in the UK with our dealers and of our facilities in France. To be able to show the people, who are effectively our sales force, just how much effort goes into achieving the best, and to get their feedback, is invaluable.”

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire

Etesia, the exclusive distributor of Pellenc battery-powered equipment in the UK, has announced the appointment Scamblers who will now be distributing Pellenc’s complete product range in the Cambridgeshire area.

Scamblers was first established in 1974 and the family owned business specialise in supplying compact tractors, bank tractors, mowers, utility vehicles and turfcare and groundcare machinery for every aspect of turf and grounds maintenance.

Having seen the emergence of battery powered equipment over recent years, sales director Ed Scambler, admits that it has been a case of trial and error in selecting the ideal range of equipment suitable for his customers who operate in the commercial market.
“We have tried working with a number of different battery and cordless manufacturers,” he says.

“We’ve known about Pellenc since it first came into the country and we believe it has set the industry standard – it really is at the top end of the market. Until now there hadn’t been an opportunity to distribute Pellenc products so we are absolutely delighted to be working with them. It’s a truly professional brand and with a 3 year warranty on products and fantastic customer support, we know that we are in good hands – which in turn means our customers will be.”

As Ed says, the addition of the Pellenc range of equipment will present Scamblers’ customers with a lighter, odourless, noise-free and more cost effective alternative to petrol powered machinery. Pellenc has developed the most comprehensive range on the market leading the way in terms of performance, lightness and durability. The extensive product range features an impressive portfolio – from chainsaws, pole saws and hedge cutters to grass strimmers, brushcutters and mowers.

Not only will users be able to comfortably achieve a full day’s work without having to re-charge the battery but they will see a huge amount of savings by eliminating the necessity of purchasing fuel. Furthermore, users will be contributing to protecting the environment by reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and noise pollution – something which Ed believes will be of huge benefit to his customers in Cambridgeshire.

“We are looking forward to promoting the green credentials, not only pollution in terms of fumes but noise pollution as well. Within Cambridge we have a lot establishments where noise pollution can be just as disruptive and as damaging as the fumes. With that in mind we can see the Pellenc brand being ideal for our customers who operate in universities, parks, hospitals and schools.

“There is a growing demand for green technology and equipment like Pellenc is the future.”

Etesia UK Appoint Sharrocks as New Dealer

Etesia UK has announced the appointment of Sharrocks, based in Arclid, Cheshire, as their new dealer for the full range of Etesia grounds care equipment, covering the areas of Birmingham, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

Sharrocks is a specialist supplier of tractors, professional and domestic turf machinery and both agricultural and arboricultural equipment. For over 55 years the family owned business, which is now in its third generation, has delivered a trusted service throughout the throughout the Midlands, North of England & North Wales.

The company will now be supplying the complete range of Etesia pedestrian, ride-on mowers along with the Attila range of brushcutters.

“As soon as I knew there was a vacancy coming up in this area I got on the phone straight away to Etesia,” says Steve Hanlon, depot manager for Sharrocks. “It’s a brand we know incredibly well and we are delighted to be working with them. It’s a fantastic product range with so many strengths; they cut and collect in any condition, they are strong, easy to use and are very professional machines.”

The Etesia range from Sharrocks will also be available as part of the company’s ever-expanding hire division, which already includes an extensive range of professional suppliers. Customers will be able to choose from Etesia’s 12 product families which includes pedestrian mowers, ride-on mowers, scarifiers, brush cutters and green technology – something which Steve is particularly excited about.

“Due to where grounds care equipment seems to be heading, Etesia are steaming ahead with their battery powered and green machines. We can see this being a major player in the forthcoming years, so we’re delighted to be able to offer this fantastic equipment.”

“The back-up that Etesia UK give their dealers is first class – it’s like one big family and it gives us great confidence in distributing and marketing the Etesia brand.”

The Arclid branch of Sharrocks can be contacted on 01477 500700 or by visiting

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit

You can also follow Etesia on Twitter @EtesiaUK for much more news, reviews and insightful views.

Etesia launch new Bahia model at SALTEX 2017

Taking centre stage on the Etesia UK stand at SALTEX 2017 was the new Bahia Hydro 80 MKHP4 E-Connect ride-on mower, which also won the SALTEX 2017 innovation award.

Visitors to the show were able to get a first glimpse at the new model ahead of its official 2018 release.
Thanks to a series of clever technological innovations, the new E-Connect Hydro 80 is even easier to use and a pleasure to work with.

Featuring a membrane keypad and a new LCD display, the control panel on this machine is intended to be as simple as possible to work with while giving you all the information you need at your fingertips. Another innovation is the RFID antenna, with the key ignition replaced by the use of RFID cards for simple, touch-sensitive starting. This also means you can set up various user profiles to give particular people the right to use the machine, while it helps guard against theft, too.

Benefiting from a full shut down system, the battery can be protected and saved during extended machine stops. This also allows you to work on it in safety, and transport the machine without worry. An app is available to allow you to recognise and display nearby machines with Bluetooth, while additional information about the machine, instruction manuals and available accessories, straightforward ordering of parts and accessories, as well as easy monitoring of maintenance periods and costs are all close at hand.

The Hydro 80 is a versatile machine that can collect in all conditions, also benefiting from a mulching insert included as standard. The 80cm cutting width, 240 litre collecting box and impressive Kawasaki FS481H 11.7 kW engine give it the cutting performance and raw power to impress while operating. Thanks to a range of additional accessories, users are able to extend the versatility of your machine so that you are ready for any scenario when working.

Commenting on the launch of the Bahia MKHP4 E-Connect, Etesia UK operations director said: “This machine will appeal to fleet managers, who wish to keep accurate records on what the machine has been doing in terms of maintenance, costings, performance, and output. It can also be fitted with a range of attachments for a wide range of applications.”

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc

Etesia UK, the distributor of Pellenc battery-powered tools in the UK and Ireland, has announced a special offer which will see customers save up to 50% of the purchase price of the ULiB1100 battery.

A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology and high efficiency “Brushless” motors, Pellenc has established itself as the number one choice in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market for the maintenance of urban and green-spaces.

The combination of these two technologies makes it possible to eliminate direct emission of greenhouse gases and significantly reduce noise and vibration. It meets the users’ requirements for comfort and sustainability while offering excellent cost efficiency.

The Pellenc ULiB 1100 battery is equivalent to approximately 4,700 litres of fuel, at £1.18 per litre (as of 8.9.17) meaning that over the lifetime of the battery, users will be able to save up to £2775 when compared to petrol alternatives.

In addition to the above savings, from 1st November 2017 to 31st March 2018, users will also be able to save up to 50% of the cost of the purchase price of the battery.

With limitless options of commercial tools for commercial users available from hedgecutters to blowers, strimmers to pedestrian mowers – all powered by the ULiB 1100 battery which offers up to 1440 minutes of use on a single charge.

When purchased with one tool, customers will receive 10% discount on the purchase price of the battery. When two tools are purchased, customers will receive 20% discount on the battery. Three tools = 30% discount on the battery, four tools = 40% discount on the battery and 5 tools = 50% discount on the battery.

Pellenc supply tools and a range of batteries which are IP54 water rated and carry a full three-year commercial warranty – the first manufacturer to offer this on battery-powered tools, meaning that customers will have full peace of mind.

Pellenc return to SALTEX with range of professional battery-powered tools

Pellenc will be exhibiting at this year’s IOG SALTEX on stand E055 which will showcase their professional range of environmentally friendly, lithium-ion battery powered tools.

A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology and high efficiency “Brushless” motors, Pellenc has established itself as the number one choice in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market for the maintenance of urban and green-spaces. The combination of these two technologies makes it possible to eliminate direct emission of greenhouse gases and significantly reduce noise and vibration. It meets the users’ requirements for comfort and sustainability while offering excellent cost efficiency.

The centrepiece of the stand will be the Cleanion pedestrian battery-powered brush which is suitable for removing debris from natural and artificial grass and other hard surfaces. The Pellenc Cleanion is a revolutionary, self-driven brush which is powered by the ULiB battery seen on the rest of the company’s range of tools. With a large working width and a long operating time of battery charge sufficient for demanding professional use.

It has an adjustable speed and direction, as well as variable speed control for forward and reverse. Brushing pressure is also reflected in the LCD screen. Optional attachments including a snow plough and can be changed conveniently using the quick release coupling and features a foldable handle for easy storage and transport between sites.

Other products on the stand will include the Airion 2 new generation hand-held blower and the Rasion Smart and Rasion Basic pedestrian rotary mowers.

Other products such as the Helion hedgecutter, Selion chainsaws and polesaws and the Prunion and Vinion pruning shears will also be available to view.

All Pellenc batteries and tools come complete with a three year commercial warranty as standard – the first manufacturer to offer this on battery-powered tools.

The company’s experienced and knowledgeable staff will also be on hand to offer valuable advice, along with finance options, and all visitors to the stand will be able to get their hands on the new product brochures.

For further information, please contact Pellenc UK on 01295 680120 or visit