Manufacturing and supplying timber fence products for 3 years, Adhmaid Cill na Martra Teo has become one of the leaders in its field of expertise.
This family run business supplies a wide range of pressure treated fence posts, turners and strainers and are one of the only suppliers of kiln dried / grant approved fence posts in Munster.
Adhmaid Cill na Martra Teoranta also supplies pressure treated ranch fencing in both the Larch and Spruce species, picket fencing and a selection of timber gates.
The company’s origins were developed by Tomas Murphy who having worked in the industry for a few years came up with an idea to form his own business while he lay in hospital after a work accident.
Tomas knew that starting his own business would be a massive undertaking, but with a yard to work from at his home place, he and his wife Mary started from humble beginnings and grew the business into what it is today.
“We started very small and then in 2003, there was a major renovation to meet EPA standards. Our customer base has grown over the years and we now supply agri-stores in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Waterford, Galway and Tipperary with our products,” said Mary.
“About 20 years ago, we broke into Dairy Gold and Kerry Agri and that has been a huge boost to us.
“It is important to us that everyone is treated the same no matter how big or small they are and that is something that we have always focused on.”
The company supplies a lot of products from its base in Kilnamartyra, Macroom, Co Cork, with the majority being manufactured at their premises.
“We manufacture a wide range of products, while we import pencil posts as we hadn’t the capacity to manufacture enough to meet the demand.”
One of their top sellers is the Kiln-dried post, which has a life expectancy of 15 years, and is a huge selling point for the client.
“The Kiln-dried post meets NSAI standards, which means it has to be dried to between 23-28% moisture content prior to being preserved. This means there is a high uptake of preservative usually in excess of 10ml even though the standard is set at 6ml.”
A new product coming onto the market is the incised post which allows the preservative soak deeper into the timber and this is another product that customers are showing a big interest in.
“We are expanding all the time and looking at new products to bring to the market. Fortunately, the last few have been very popular due to the high quality.”
Other products include Premium Intermediate Posts, Premium Strainer Posts, Standard Intermediate Posts, Larch Posts and Strainers, Horse Jumping Poles, Deer Fencing Posts and Strainers, Standard Strainers.
All of the timber is sourced in Ireland through a number of harvesters, Coillte and local farmers.
“We have always sourced our timber in Ireland. We have a good network of contacts and there is no shortage of timber in this country. We have often used Coillte’s online auctions to buy our timber.”
Accreditation wise all posts and strainers are NSAI certified in accordance with IS436 as specified by the Department under Farm and Forestry schemes.
The company has an Integrated Pollution Control licence with the Environmental Protection Agency and is affiliated to the NSAI (National Standard Authority of Ireland).
They are committed to quality and efficiency from manufacturing and treating their timber products to a quick and efficient delivery service.
Our customer base is growing as more farmers are opting to buy these posts outside of grant schemes because they are keenly priced, excellent quality and have such a long-life expectancy.”
Mary revealed that their experienced staff are there to deal with any inquiries that a customer may have.
The experience we have obtained over the years allows us to determine what the customer needs and any problems they may have in choosing the right product to suit their requirement will be dealt with by our experienced team.”
An ability to keep up with the latest changes in the industry and indeed come out with innovative ideas of their own has certainly played a huge part in the success of this family run business.
“The company has changed a lot over the years and we have continued to move with the times. The agricultural industry is a large part of our business, but we have customers from many different industries.”
Mary concluded by stating that Tomas and herself are happy with the direction of the business as they look to continue to ensure customer satisfaction.
“It is all about the customer at the end of the day and we feel by trying to improve the level of service and our product range that we can grow the business and at the same time enhance our customer base. We are very grateful to all our customers for their support over the years.”
Adhmaid Cill na Martra Teo.
ilnamartyra, Macroom, Co. Cork.
el. (026) 40219, (086) 2537061 | Email. [email protected]
Taken from Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 7 No 2, April/May 2019