Farm Ireland

Monday 23 July 2018

Cab specialists to double workforce

C&G manufactures cabs for popular Massey Ferguson and Ford heritage models.
C&G manufactures cabs for popular Massey Ferguson and Ford heritage models.

Building on the success of its cab and component manufacturing business, C&G Engineering Ltd recently won a number of new contracts which will see the company grow substantially.

Based in Clane, Co Kildare, C&G Engineering was established in 1977 as an agricultural tractor and machinery dealership before diversifying into cab manufacture in 1985.

The firm has recently won numerous product design and development contracts which will see the company's turnover triple and employment grow from 12 to 25 employees by the end of the year.

Company director William Ganly says C&G's development programme, can-do attitude and incredible staff are largely responsible for the company's growth.

Back in 2010 C&G won a contract with AGCO to manufacture replacement doors for the Massey Ferguson 300 series. These were sold as 'original parts' through the Massey Ferguson dealer network worldwide.

Incredibly, C&G has just manufactured its 2,000th MF 300-series for AGCO since winning that contract in 2010, a substantial achievement for a small Irish firm.

The firm continues to manufacture complete cabs for popular Massey Ferguson and Ford heritage models.

The firm also developed and built cabs for a huge variety of other equipment too, such as forklifts, dumpers, grass machinery and even boats.

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C&G's progressive attitude has led to the firm winning contracts to build safety cabs for a variety of other companies too.

One example is Bradshaw's in the UK which manufactures a huge variety of small tow tractors, load carriers, golf buggies and much more.

William Ganly explained: "We started manufacturing cabs for Bradshaw's in 2013 and this has grown to the level where we are now building 150 cabs per year for them."

Another customer closer to home is Northern Irish firm NC Engineering which builds a variety of agricultural equipment, including telehandlers and dumpers for the construction sector.

"Working closely with NC, we developed a ROPS/FOPS tested safety cab for their four-wheel-drive dumper," added Mr Ganly. "We shipped the first batch of these to NC just before Christmas and they have been very well received by NC."

To meet the demand created by the combined growth and new contracts, a considerable investment is being made in the C&G plant to further increase its production capacity.

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