Business Farming

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Lemken appoint two new dealers

Derek Casey

Published 02/03/2016 | 02:30

Lemken Vega trailed sprayer
Lemken Vega trailed sprayer

Geary's Garage in Kilmeedy Co Limerick has recently been appointed a Lemken dealer for the areas of north Kerry, Limerick and Clare.

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With premises in both Kilmeedy and Clarecastle, and a renowned back up service, Geary's Garage will be an important cornerstone in building the Lemken business further in the west of Ireland area.

Templetuohy Farm Machinery (TFM) have also recently been appointed Lemken dealers for their latest depot in Tuam in Galway.

The appointment will see TFM Tuam covering the counties of Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommom for sales of Lemken equipment.

Looking at the bigger picture, Lemken sold over 13,000 implements worldwide in 2015.

The number of permanent Lemken employees globally increased by 30 to reach 1,307 at the end of 2016.

Of the total 13,370 implements sold in 2015, ploughs and stubble cultivation implements combined made up the largest portion (23pc each), followed by sowing (25pc) and crop protection (5pc) implements.

Managing director Anthony van der Ley is satisfied with the figures but tempered his predictions for 2016. "2015 brought a lot of uncertainties and fluctuation," he said.

"The income situation among farmers in Ireland, the UK, Germany and France is subdued due to low prices. This year we expect only a slight increase in sales volume."

Sales in Lemken's home German market decreased to €90 million after a much better performance in 2014.

However, most central European markets, including Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria experienced growth.

New Lemken implements to be launched in 2016 include the Vega trailed sprayer, the updated Heliodor 9 compact disc harrow (from 3 metres working width now available up to a massive 16 metres) and the Juwel mounted plough in a version with mechanical tilt control.

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