Bumper dumper deal for Irish cab manufacturer in Australia
Co Kildare firm C&G Engineering Ltd has landed a deal to supply dumper cabs to Australian firm Earthmoving Equipment Australia (www.eeaustralia.com.au).
In Ireland the firm produces cabs for a broad range of products, but tractor cabs and cab doors for the MF300 series is what most in the agri-sector would know them best for.
According to Will Ganly, managing director of C&G Engineering, Earthmoving Equipment Australia (EEA) is the biggest site dumper dealer in Australia and is based in Penrith just outside Sydney.
C&G has signed a deal which allows EEA to act as distributors of all types of C&G cabs in to the Australasian market. The Australasian territory covers Australia, New Zealand and Papa New Guinea.
"We are delighted to sign an agreement with EEA, it gives us fantastic exposure to the booming Australian construction industry and also offers diversification away from our agricultural products," he says.
"This is good news for Irish manufacturers. If you can find a niche and are able to supply into far away markets at a competitive price it is very encouraging."
With domestic demand levelling off in recent years, all of C&G's sales growth has been driven by exports. Exports in general are up again this year and the company has sold directly to America, Sweden, Norway and Lithuania.
Demand from Australia is expected to be for Thwaites dumper cabs but the firm says that all its other units are on offer as well.