The history of Cyril Johnston & Co., Ltd. can be traced back to the late 1940s, when a young Cyril Johnston left the family farm in Co. Antrim, to find work in post war Belfast.
Cyril found employment with a business, which specialised in the supply of horticultural equipment and consumables. In 1954, Cyril acquired his employer’s business and Cyril Johnston & Co., Ltd. was established in central Belfast. Over subsequent decades, the company grew significantly, relocating initially to larger premises in South and East Belfast, before moving to its current site in Carryduff, Co. Down just 20 minutes from Belfast.
Cyril Johnston Today
Today, Cyril Johnston & Co., Ltd, is a lawnmower and garden machinery specialist. Its Carryduff site is home to a purpose built warehouse, contact centre and distribution centre, from where it supplies over 500 dealers in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain with a wide range of horticultural equipment, replacement parts and consumables.
In Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Cyril Johnston is the official distributor for market-leading brands, including AL-KO, Billy Goat, Hayter, Hitachi, Kaaz, Mountfield, Rover and Toro. The company is also the sole UK distributor for World Lawnmower, as well as Briggs & Stratton’s exclusive distributor product distributor in Northern Ireland. And of course Cyril Johnston actively develops, markets and distributes its own Gardencare range of garden machinery and consumables to independent machinery dealers nationwide too.
In addition to the supply of new machinery, Cyril Johnston possesses one of the most extensive parts inventories and databases in the industry. The company’s stockholding currently extends to over 65,000 individual stocklines, with same day dispatch available on stocked items ordered before 3pm.
Beyond the company’s core horticultural machinery distribution business, Cyril Johnston also distributes its own range of Jumping Jack portable power products; operates an on-site garden machinery and outdoor equipment showroom; and, distributes a wide range of specialist commercial equipment via Cyril Johnston Groundscare.
Back To The Future
Whilst Cyril Johnston is proud of the company's heritage, we're firmly focussed on the future. Recent and significant investments in distribution, technology and personnel ensure the company is well positioned within the independent machinery distribution sector. These investments ensure too, that the company remains true to the spirit of its founder, continuing to deliver a service, which exceeds the expectations of the most important people in any business – the customer.