One of the largest suppliers and distributors of garden machinery and leisure goods in the UK and Ireland, Cyril Johnston will now add the extensive range of sweepers and scrubber driers to its portfolio.

Managing director Tom Black said: ‘There is great synergy between the two companies. We have the same core values especially when it comes to products and customer service. We are very excited at the opportunity to work with Hako and to introduce the machines to our customers.’

Founded in 1954, Cyril Johnston has worked closely with the public sector and municipalities for over 50 years providing grounds care equipment and hopes to include the Citymaster range of street cleaning machines going forward.

Mr Black added: ‘Customers don’t just want to look at a brochure. They want to drive and test and use the machines to make sure they do the job properly. We can’t wait to get out and start demonstrating what these machines can achieve.’

‘We are thrilled to be working with Cyril Johnston and can’t wait to see how this relationship progresses,’ said Sylvie Giangolini, managing director, Hako.

‘We’ve already had some very successful training days in which they embraced the product and the Hako ethos.’