Over the last decade McHale has become a market leader in the New Zealand baler market.
Last week, the last three machines for this year left the McHale factory on their long journey to New Zealand.
The machines were loaded onto a new Scania limited edition truck recently purchased by T. Alun Jones to start the first part of their 18,934km journey to the South Island of New Zealand.
The McHale Fusion 3 Plus has been operating in New Zealand for two seasons now. The baler has won numerous innovation awards around the world. In February, it picked up an award at FIMA Agricola in Spain. More success came in June and July as it claimed awards at the Royal Highland Show, Royal Welsh Show and Cereals 2014 in Britain. In the last three weeks, the McHale Fusion 3 has also picked up two awards in Poland and one the Czech Republic.
Scania are celebrating 50 years this year, and have manufactured 50 golden-liveried trucks to mark the milestone.
McHale was founded by brothers Padraic and Martin McHale, and has evolved from a small farm machinery retail outlet, which is still in existence today.
In 1989, McHales commenced manufacture of bale wrappers in Co. Mayo. The company has since grown at a phenomenal rate.
Exports account for 90pc of sales and machines are sold in over 40 countries.