FTMTA Farm Machinery Show
The FTMTA Farm Machinery Show closed on Saturday, February 9th, and was the best attended ever with visitor numbers of approximately 18,000 over the three days. The opening day on Thursday saw a strong turnout despite very poor weather conditions and 7,000 people visited the Show on Saturday.
During the Show there was a very evident mood of confidence in the wider agricultural sector which was commented on by many exhibitors and visitors. There are reports of a substantial level of business being done at the Show with a number of exhibitors reporting that all machines which they were exhibiting had in fact been sold from the stands. A number of exhibitors stated that they had done their best level of business at such an event in many years.
There were many positive comments received in relation to all aspects of site services. The Association is keen to thank all the members of our own team, contractors, suppliers and Punchestown staff as well as the exhibitors and visitors who all contributed to the success of the event.
The Association was pleased to welcome a number of new exhibitors to this year’s Show alongside many regular participants and hopes that they all had a successful Show which will set the tone for a successful year for the farm machinery trade.
In opening the Show, Mr. Conor Breen, FTMTA President, highlighted that “this year is a very special one for the FTMTA as the Association celebrates 100 years in existence, 100 years of supporting the development of Irish farming through the supply and service of evolving new farm machinery ideas to generations of farmers.”
Mr. Breen stressed “that tradition of service continues to be at the heart of what FTMTA is about; supporting our farmer and contractor customers with the best that modern machinery can offer and then backing that up with trained service teams that can ensure the machines achieve their optimum in the field.
Our motto of, “What We Sell We Service,” was at the cornerstone of the foundation of the FTMTA. That message is as true today as it was when our founding fathers set about establishing this association 10 decades ago, this year.”