New face at machinery importer Farmec
Farmec Ireland has appointed Matt Ferguson to the position of area sales manager with the company.
According to Farmec, Ferguson brings a vast wealth of technical and marketing experience to the company, through his background with New Holland dealer Ardagh Services and Lely Ireland.
Farmec Ireland is the sole Irish importer for a wide range of farm and amenity machinery, including Bargam sprayers; Sulky fertiliser spreaders, seed drills and power harrows; MX loaders and bale handling equipment; SIP mowers, tedders and rakes; Twose hedge-cutters; FALC flail mowers and cultivation machinery; and AerWay aerators.
Ferguson will work with the Farmec team to support and expand the company’s dealer network around Ireland.
Garry Daly, sales director at Farmec said: “I have known Matt for a number of years. We are really pleased to have him on the team and I am fully confident that he will provide valuable support to our dealer network and make a major contribution to the company.”
Ferguson added his comments to the mix, saying: “I had a really good experience selling Farmec’s products when I was with Ardagh Services. The company represents large, well-established manufacturers of high-quality equipment, which provides cover for each season of the year.
“I am looking forward to developing the business with the dealer network in the future.”
Farmec was among the many machinery exhibitors at last month’s National Ploughing Championships. Front and centre on its stand was the new Twose TW 67T-5 (pictured below) – described as a “very heavy-duty” hedge-cutter. It has a 6.7m reach, a telescopic outer arm, a parallel arm linkage and a fully independent hydraulic system with cast iron pumps and motors.
It also comes with LED road lights, an oil cooler and electronic joystick controls, which provide proportional control of all arm movements.
The latest SIP mowers were also recently launched onto the Irish market by Farmec Ireland at the National Ploughing Championships. SIP is headquartered in Slovenia but describes itself as having a ‘German mentality’. Pictured (below) is a front-mounted, 3m-wide unit, which lists at €13,000 (excluding VAT). It was the first official outing for this new model in Ireland.