The French plough and cultivation manufacture has a reputation for innovation and build quality. This is why P Tuckwell ltd are proud to be able to sell their product and have been doing so with Bill Imminck even before Besson UK was formed in 1991. The relationship continues and many satisfied customers all over suffolk and Essex are turning their soil with Gregoire Besson equipment. Below is a brief history of the firm and browse the site to find out more about the products they have to offer.
In 1802 Monsieur Grégoire founded his own smithery in the county of Maine et Loire in Montigné sur Moine village, France.
At the beginning of the twentieth century a descendant of Monsieur Grégoire decided to specialise in the production of agricultural machines. At this time the company had about 10 employees and produced approximately 30 ploughs.
In 1959, one of Monsieur Grégoire's descendants, Alphonse Besson, took control of the firm and founded the Grégoire Besson Company. Taking the experience of mechanization acquired during WWII, Grégoire Besson developed many new agricultural machines and patented them.
The plant, producing mainly ploughs, had 90 emplyoees. At that time the range increased to include ploughs by purchasing the Bergueneuse Fenet Company which first of all produced disc implements.
Gregoire Besson UK was founded - based at Carlby, Lincolnshire. Managed by the Immink family Bill and Robin, they have over 60 years experience between them within the agricultural industry.
Gregoire Besson acquired the ASKEL Company at Quimper and Swedish Company Wibergs. Gregoire Besson can now offer a broad range of tillage equipment: ploughs, discs and cultivation machinery as well as planters and bag lifters.
At the beginning of 2005 Gregoire Besson purchased the company Naud and later that year they bought Souchu-Pinet and Dehondt specialising in Discs and front mounted equipment.