Big Irish presence at UK’s largest machinery show LAMMA

Three innovative Irish agricultural companies will feature on the Enterprise Ireland stand at LAMMA, the UK’s largest machinery show, next month.

Herdwatch, MagGrow, and Crowley Engineering will be on the stand (Hall 8, Stand 863), on Wednesday, January 19, and 12 companies that have received support from Enterprise Ireland will be exhibiting at LAMMA under their own banners.

The Herdwatch cloud-based app is a smartphone, tablet or computer app that allows you to record farm events as they happen.

It is marketed as a ‘complete mobile herd management tool’ that doesn’t rely on the internet to record.

It has won several awards, and the same can be said for MagGrow, a company with pioneering magnetic spraying technology that reduces drift by up to 80% while, at the same time, delivering superior coverage by using fine droplets, a key challenge of conventional drift reduction technologies.

Only last week, MagGrow was named by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) as a Top 10 winner of its 2016 GCCA Later Stage Awards.

It is one of just 10 companies from around the world, and the only company from Ireland, to win a 2016 GCCA Award, in the food/smart agriculture category.

The GCCA Awards were presented week in Little Rock, Arkansas, in conjunction with the Global Cleantech Summit 2016 and Reunion of Club de Madrid and P80 Group.

GCCA is a Swiss foundation that provides access to capital, corporates, markets and insights, with a vision to drive sustainable regional economic development globally.

The third company to be featured next month on the Enterprise Ireland stand at LAMMA is Crowley Engineering, based at Glanmire, Co Cork, who offer innovative engineered solutions within the arable and livestock sectors, manufacturing and installing grain storage facilities, feeding systems, dryers, milling equipment, silos and bins, to name just a few key areas of activity.

The other 12 companies exhibiting at LAMMA that have received support from Enterprise Ireland are Abbey Machinery, Cross Agricultural Machinery, Dairymaster, Distag QCS, Future Grass Technology, Hi-Spec Engineering, Major Equipment, Malone Engineering, Mastek, McHale, Samco Agricultural Manufacturing, Tanco Autowrap and Wakely Engineering.

Enterprise Ireland’s clients’ exports have almost doubled in the past 10 years, and exceeded €20 billion for the first time in 2015.

Exports represent 52% of all sales by Enterprise Ireland companies, with significant growth across all key sectors, including agriculture.


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