W. Bill Cornish Pty Ltd

Cornish`s are one of Australia`s largest Case IH Dealers Servicing Gunnedah, Tamworth, Quirindi, Gilgandra, Narromine, Condobolin and Parkes we are in the best position to offer you the best service throughout NSW on your Agricultural machinery. Mr William (Bill) Cornish founded Cornish`s in 1935. His great success in the Tamworth area led to expansion into surrounding areas, namely Gunnedah, Quirindi, Wauchope and Walcha. Unfortunately after the death of Mr Cornish in 1975, the impact of his death and ensuing hard times eventually led to the closure of the Quirindi, Wauchope and Walcha branches.

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20-22 Dampier Street , Tamworth , New South Wales 2340 Australia

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Nationally (across the country)

In 1978 the revival of the business took a giant step as Pat McGarry and later Robert McNaughton became the company directors.

Keeping with Cornish's commitment to the man on the land, Robert and Pat relocated the Gunnedah branch to the Mullaley Road in 1981. Later seeing the demand for their services in the Quirindi district they employed a local resident to service the area. The results spoke for themselves as in 1997 Cornish's Quirindi re-opened. 

The demands on the business were ever increasing, hence the expansion of the Gunnedah branch in 1998: and Doug Upcroft: the Gunnedah Branch Manager, becoming an equal partner in the business. 

Continuing their growth in 1999 Cornish's expanded their reach further by purchasing Millers Machinery in Gilgandra. 

Cornish's purchased the assets of Fitms group in early 2005 enabling it to supply service, parts and machinery throughout the Central-west and North-west of NSW. 

Cornish's has become one of the largest Case IH dealer groups in Australia after buying the financially-troubled Orange-based Farm Implement, Tractor and Motor Company (FITM). 

The February 2005 take-over resulted in the Tamworth-based business almost doubling its branch numbers - from four at Tamworth, Gunnedah Quirindi and Gilgandra to now include Condobolin, Parkes and Narromine. 

Cornish's now employs approximately 70 staff across the seven branches and our customer base is approximately 10,000 customers across NSW. 

Case IH NSW business manager, Kerry McCauley said the 75-year-old Cornish's have shown a deep rooted commitment to the agricultural community. 

In March 2010, company director, Doug Upcroft stepped up to take on the role as sole director of Cornish's. Doug said 'Cornish's has built its name on service and we will continue to specialise in sales, service and parts. The seven locations we have allow a contract harvester to work their way from southern Queensland to southern NSW and have their machinery serviced by the one company the whole way.'

The Cornish's group of 7 branches situated in Gunnedah, Tamworth, Quirindi, Gilgandra, Parkes, Narromine and Condobolin are in the best possible position to provide a level of quality service second to none in the industry. 

Cornish's were awarded Number 1 Case IH Tractor Dealer of the year for 2009 and also have taken out Number 1 Dealer of the year with GPS Ag for 2007 & 2008. Cornish's Gilgandra were awarded Number 1 Croplands NSW Dealer of the year for 2008 and 2009.