January 20th, 2020

Sumo, the leading Great British cultivation machinery manufacturer, has announced that Tom Wood, formally Production Manager, has started a new position as Sumo’s Supply Chain & Parts Specialist.

This is an important new role for Sumo explains, Mark Curtis, General Manager: “Tom will oversee our supply chain and purchasing, along with taking full responsibility of Sumo Genuine Parts.

“With current political and economic forces at play, it’s more important than ever to be continuously working with our supply chain to create efficiencies and cost control so that we can pass on better services and prices to our customers; Sumo Dealers and Farmers. Tom’s experience and deep understanding of Sumo machines will be invaluable moving forward.”

Tom has been working at Sumo for 11 years. He’s been a familiar face at Sumo since age 14 as his Father, Nick Wood, worked at Sumo for over 10 years. At age 16, Tom started his career at Sumo as a Fabricator Welder, moving into Design Engineering and then Production Management before taking on his new role in 2020.

Tom commented: “In order to deliver market-leading cultivation & drilling farm machinery, and a successful parts business, we have to rely on lots of other companies to support us in doing so. It’s my responsibility to forge fantastic relationships with our supply chain as we can’t be the best without them. We’ll have a focus on buying local whenever possible but with 99% of all machine components being designed and fully manufactured at our factory in Yorkshire, the quality, strength and durability of raw materials is absolutely paramount to our success.”

To further support Sumo Dealers & Farmers, Tom will be out visiting dealers with the launch of a new customer portal, where all Sumo Genuine Parts can be ordered from. Tom will also be attending trade shows and is available to support our Sumo Dealers & Farmers at Dealer Open Days and events, too.

You can contact Tom on: 01759 319 900 or