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OJ Compagnie is new Canadian distributor for U.K.-based Bernhard and Company

Bernhard grinding machines used by more than 65 per cent of world's top 100 golf courses

June 21, 2023  By Turf & Rec

OJ Compagnie in Sherrington, Que., a distributor of products for the turfgrass industry, is partnering with Bernhard and Company, a U.K.-based leader in fine turf management solutions.

Founded in 1967, OJ Compagnie was originally set-up as a specialized seed company, before moving into the golf sphere. Since then, the family-run business has continued to evolve and now conducts around 65 per cent of its operations in golf, with the remaining focus split among lawn care, sod growers, municipal turf, and other businesses within the turf industry.

The new relationship comes as Bernhard and Company looks to increase its business presence through improved contact with new prospects across Canada, with OJ Compagnie covering the geographical area of Quebec.

Commenting on the new partnership, Phil Jangl at OJ Compagnie, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Bernhard and Company and we believe it’s a relationship that will be a hugely beneficial one for both parties.


“I would say that every golf course in Quebec is our customer, whether on a large scale or on a small scale, and we’re well known in the industry. I think we have a good reputation for our customer service and showing that we really care, which is something that Bernhard and Company has always demonstrated, too – making this relationship a perfect fit.”

Gary Ray, Bernhard and Company’s business development manager for North America, added: “We are thrilled to continue to enhance our presence in Canada. OJ Compagnie is a business that is undeniably aligned to our values and principles, and we are excited to see where this partnership leads.”


OJ was originally founded by Otto Jangl in 1967, amassing nearly 50 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry. After Otto Jangl passed away in 2008, the business has been run by his children, Gabrielle Jangl and Phil Jangl.

Bernhard and Company grinding machines are used by more than 65 per cent of the world’s top 100 golf courses to ensure tournament-ready playing conditions year-round, while the company’s turf management solutions and educational support are utilized at major sporting events around the globe.

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