FTMTA News 28th December 2017

New Members for FTMTA

The December meeting of the FTMTA Executive Council was pleased to admit a number of  additional firms to the membership of the Association.

Merlo UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Merlo Group, a family owned manufacturer of a range of telehandlers, attachments, ROTO handlers and forestry tractors. The parent company was founded by the Merlo family in 1964 and now employs 1,200 people worldwide. The UK company is based in Raingwood in Hampshire and the website can be found at www.merlo.com .

Zero Grazer is based at Dromone, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. The business, led by Niall O’Reilly, is the pioneer of the zero grazing concept in Ireland and produces a range of  Zero Grazer machines of different sizes and specifications. Zero Grazer can be contacted on 044 9666919 or by email at info@zerograzing.ie and the website can be found at www.zerograzer.ie .

Ardagh Agri Services Ltd. is a retail farm machinery dealer based in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The business is led by, Managing Director, David Breslin and is a dealer for a range of brands including Tanco, Lely, Kverneland, McConnell, Abbey Machinery, McHale and Quicke among others. Ardagh Agri Services can be contacted on 096 72803 or by email at david@ardaghservices.com and the website can be found at www.ardaghservices.com .

O’Brien Tractors is based in Bunnanadden, Co. Sligo and is a main dealer for New Holland tractors and construction equipment. Adrian O’Brien established the business in 1999 and was subsequently appointed as a New Holland dealer in 2011. The business can be contacted by phone on 071 9183507 or by email at sales@obrienstractors.com and the website can be found at www.obriensractors.com .

The addition of these four firms rounded off an exceptional level of new members joining the Association during 2017. The  Executive Council of the Association believes that growing the membership of FTMTA through the ongoing recruitment of additional members greatly strengthens the Association in promoting and supporting a professional and viable farm machinery industry to the advantage of the trade and its customers. The development of the membership base to be more widely representative of all aspects of the sector (including retail dealers, Irish manufacturers and international manufacturers as seen during December) has been a priority for the Association in recent year and will continue to be so.

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or membership@ftmta.ie for details.

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