London, England: Jacobsen has appointed Centaur Asia Pacific as its new distributor for Hong Kong and Macau.
Centaur Asia Pacific is an established business with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, representing strong brands and internationally recognised equipment for the fine turf, nursery and landscape sectors throughout Asia and Australia.
The company, which already holds the Jacobsen distributorship in Singapore, is managed on a day-to-day basis by Jeffrey Eshuis, a veteran of the Southeast Asian turfgrass sector, who has lived and worked in the territory for 22 years.
Danny Potter, Managing Director of Centaur Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted to add Hong Kong and Macau to our Jacobsen trading territory. The Jacobsen brand is very well respected throughout Southeast Asia and we are determined to increase market share as we go forward.
“Since our formation in 2003 we have grown a dedicated, experienced and professional team offering full support services to our clients. Our management team consists of agronomists, engineers, mechanics, and golf club managers, who all specialise in the Asian business markets, and who all understand the different cultures and conditions that Asia presents.”
Chuck Greif, Jacobsen’s Managing Director for the APAC region added: “Danny Potter has assembled an excellent team for the Hong Kong operation and I’m convinced he will provide excellent service and support as well as drive the business forward in the region. Our objective is to achieve a significant increase in market share and Centaur is an integral part of our plan to fulfill this goal.
“Appointments such as Centaur demonstrate quite clearly that we have the drive and determination to be the major turf equipment supplier in the region. We are delighted to see an expanded Centaur operation in the Jacobsen distributor network.”
Jacobsen and Centaur are both members of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. Jacobsen is an Executive Member and Centaur is a Full Business Member.