McHale Plant Sales has further expanded its range of activities through its appointment to represent Komatsu Forest equipment in Ireland, north and south.
Effective from mid-October, the appointment will see McHale assume responsibility for all aspects of Komatsu Forest sales and after-sales.
Owned by Komatsu of Japan and headquartered in Sweden, Komatsu Forest manufactures and markets a complete range of machines and attachments used in the timber harvesting industry, a field in which they pioneered the development of mechanised logging equipment.
In their distinctive red livery, the Komatsu Forest machinery range includes harvesters, used for the felling and preparation of timber for processing, and forwarders, used to transfer the cut timber within the forest for onwards transportation to the sawmill.
Serviced through its two centres in Birdhill covering the south, mid-west and west – and Rathcoole – covering the east, midlands and N. Ireland the appointment is one that brings McHale into an expanding and successful industry that has enjoyed significant growth in Ireland over recent decades, whilst building also on the company’s long-standing relationship with the Japanese manufacturer.
Commenting, McHale Plant Sales managing director, Michael McHale said: “our appointment to represent Komatsu Forest in Ireland is one that presents a host of exciting challenges and opportunities, not least our shared determination to consolidate Komatsu Forest’s position as number one choice for forestry machines in Ireland”.