Ag Implements is a family owned agricultural machinery business with its foundations firmly grounded in the eastern wheat-belt of Western Australia. With the demise of 'Carson's of Merredin' (part of the Agro Holding group) in 2001, Merredin and surrounding areas were left with no John Deere dealer, nor service for their existing machines. Local farmer and business man, John Nicoletti identified the gap in sales and service in the area and commenced negotiations with John Deere Limited. A commitment was made to establish a new dealership in Merredin - and 'Ag Implements Merredin' (AIM) was born.
In April 2003 AIM moved operations from rented facilities, into new premises at East Barrack Street in Merredin and subsequently evolved into the "state of the art" dealership which you see today - operating out of offices, workshops and storage facilities covering over 20,000 square metres in the Merredin dealership alone.
In November 2004, the business grew with the acquisition of 'Mukinbudin Tractor and Implement' providing a springboard into the central wheat-belt.
In May 2008 the AIM group purchased 'Avon Tractor & Implement' – providing two new John Deere dealerships in Northam and Cunderdin. This decision further increased the AIM footprint into the western wheat-belt and Avon Valley.
2009 was another expansion year with a new acquisition to improve service and reliability for our customers in the eastern wheat belt. This was the purchase of a John Deere dealership – 'Aquip Machinery' (Narembeen) in October.
In October 2014, a completely renewed branch has been opened in Quairading and we are now ready to provide a better and closed support our customers in this area.
Ag Implements now employs 100 local staff in 6 locations. We service over 30,000 square kilometers in 20 shires and consider ourselves to be long term service providers to rural Western Australia.
The management team with John Nicoletti (Owner and Managing Director), Ross Withers (CEO/ CFO) and Graeme Pember (Dealer Principal) is committed to innovative and customer drive service to wheat-belt communities, not only in the form of sales and service of John Deere farm equipment, but also in providing training and long term employment in our rural communities.
"Ag Implements is all about the customer" … and their family, and the community where they live!