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Monday 18 December 2017

John Deere firm MFM launch a third outlet

Derek Casey

Derek Casey

John Deere dealers Meath Farm Machinery (MFM) recently announced their intention to expand into the Kildare, South Meath and Westmeath areas. Those plans were realised last week with the official opening of the new Kilcock-based depot in Meath.

It is the third outlet operated by Meath Farm Machinery, with the existing two premises located at Kilberry Cross in Navan and Baileborough in Cavan.

The open day last week was a breath of fresh air. The new garage was busy with visitors and equipped with the latest technology and full workshop facilities

Meath Farm Machinery's Ian Timmons explained that the new opening had brought good

news on the jobs front.

"We are very pleased to have this opportunity to expand the business from our existing base in Co Meath and Co Cavan, as part of John Deere's Dealer of Tomorrow initiative," Mr Timmons said.

"We have taken on six new staff as part of getting the new depot up and running and we reckon we will need to take on two more staff over the coming months as we get established in the area.

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"Gary Ryan is the new service manager and his role will be to provide continuity of service support, both on-farm and from our new premises, which will stock a comprehensive range of parts."

Mr Timmons revealed that Meath Farm Machinery had had a good start to the year for new tractor sales. Sales of grass machinery such as round balers and mowers were also starting to heat up ahead of the 2013 silage campaign, he said.

"We have sold around 30 new tractors so far this year, placing us slightly ahead of our figures for the same time last year.

"We are having a very good run on the new John Deere M series tractors; Irish farmers have taken to them well and seem to like their simple design.

"On the grass machinery side we have sold a few balers and mowers and we are working through a few more enquiries. We are now coming into the really busy few weeks for that sort of kit."

Meath Farm Machinery opened its first branch at Kilberry, Navan in the heart of Co Meath in 1979, and the business expanded into Bailieborough, Co Cavan, in 2006, covering Cavan, Monaghan and the surrounding areas.

Peter Timmons, who is assisted by son Ian and daughter Nicola, now employs an impressive 27 staff across the three branches.

Irish Independent