Redrock expanding Irish dealer network
The Irish market remains crucial for Armagh-based manufacturer Redrock Machinery, according to company managing director Frank Flynn.
"We are now exporting to eight countries throughout the Eurozone and beyond," he said. "And we want to build on this for the future. A prime example of this is the expansion of our Irish dealer network, which extends from Donegal to Cork. Redrock now has a particularly strong presence in the Co Laois area with the recent opening of Kelly's of Abbeyleix.
"We also feature prominently in the new Conor Breen Farm Machinery dealership in Ennis. And, of course, all our existing dealers remain key players in the Irish market for us."
Flynn confirmed that an ongoing modernisation programme is allowing Redrock to manufacture its product range more efficiently.
"An investment in new machine tools means that less man hours are required to manufacture our entire product range. This is allowing us to remain extremely cost competitive in all our markets. We are as competitive, in terms of price, as any of our Euro zone competitors. Where Ireland is concerned all our machine prices are agreed with dealers in Euros, irrespective of what happens on the exchange markets."
Redrock will have a major presence at this year's Ploughing. The company will be featuring its new product range for 2015. The firm's C300 straw chopper and bale feeder is a trailed machine, which has been designed for feeding and bedding.
It provides a means of transport to the distribution site for loose fodder - including clamp silage - plus all types of hay, straw and silage bales.
The C300 has been specifically designed for the Irish market and the new machine can be operated by tractors with upwards of a 65hp rating. It has a three cubic metre capacity and will handle both round and square bales. It features a self-loading rear door.
When operational, the C300 can handle two round bales: one in the chopping chamber and the other on the rear door, the upward movement of which pushes bales towards the chopping knives. The C300 can spread straw up to 18 metres from the chopping point.
Redrock's latest range of silage and grain trailers features a new hydraulic door specification. The company claims that farmers and contractors will benefit from the greater versatility that the new door provides. In addition, the new trailer range is priced more competitively.
"We are also manufacturing the renowned Redrock dump trailer range once again," concluded Mr Flynn. "Models will feature on our stand at the Ploughing, as will our traditional range of silage block cutters, slurry pumps and slurry tanks." Redrock can be found at stand 363.