Earlier this year, we formally partnered with South Island based Drummond & Etheridge as our first agricultural repairer within our pre-approved repairer network. Representing John Deere (our most insured tractor brand) this new partnership means a more streamlined experience for our clients.
New Zealand owned and operated; Drummond & Etheridge has been around for over 85 years, with a network of ten stores plus an inhouse dismantling yard for excellent quality second hand parts.
“As an FMG Pre-Approved Ag Repairer, we’re able to eliminate traditional pain points from the insurance repair process, by focusing on delivering the best results in the shortest time, ensuring customers are not without their machinery for any longer than necessary. Together with FMG, we’re not just fixing machinery; we’re actively supporting farmers to overcome challenges with speed and confidence. This partnership embodies the essence of collaboration, built on shared values, and a mutual commitment to supporting the agricultural community.” Steve Hadler, Drummond & Etheridge Group Aftermarket Manager.
“This partnership means a lot to FMG, and it is built on trust and values. As the leading rural insurer, we know just how disruptive it can be to have a tractor or major piece of farm equipment out of action. We’re focused on making the process of claims and repairs as quick and efficient as possible.” Robert Milne, FMG Claims Relationship Manager Motor
FMG’s Pre-Approved Repairers
We’ve partnered with a network of pre-approved vehicle repairers across the country who have a dedicated FMG relationship manager and can go ahead with certain repairs as soon as a claim is lodged. This reduces wait times and ensures repairers have the backing to do a quality job. It also supports local, family-run businesses across provincial New Zealand.