Abbey Machinery continues the move into their new purpose built manufacturing facility based in Toomevara, Co Tipperary, Ireland.
The new purpose built facility has been in planning for the last five years. Although this is not the first time Abbey machinery has moved operations throughout their 67 year history.
Clodagh Cavanagh managing director added: “This will be the third site we have operated from after outgrowing our previous two sites, but this time we have moved into a 30 acre site to allow capability for further future growth. The site allows greater flexibility with machine testing and evaluation; it enables Abbey machinery to achieve our target to be a Centre of Excellence for machinery manufacturing and engineering, further building on the trust that generations of farmers have placed in Abbey products.”
The new site will also provide enhanced facilities to host both local and international customer’s visits, enabling them to share in Abbey Machinery’s passion for farming and farm equipment.
It also provides several new production lines and will boast a host of new features and equipment including, enhanced laser and plasma cutting facilities, automated robotic welding and a new state-of-the-art sand blasting and paint plant. The new premises will also provide an extra 35% warehouse capacity for Abbey’s Q Parts business enabling increased levels of service to their growing global customer base.
Although the move will not happen overnight the transition to the new manufacturing plant started back in July. “We first moved our diet feeder and side spreader lines in July and have just now finished moving the last of the production lines. The final piece of the jigsaw will be when we move over 500,000 items of our Abbey Q parts stock to the new facility which is planned for early December,” added Owen Cavanagh, director.
Abbey Machinery is one of Ireland’s largest and most respected manufacturers of agricultural equipment. It was established by the Cavanagh family in 1947, a family which has a tradition in agricultural engineering dating back to the 19th century.
Abbey machinery manufacturers a wide range of agricultural machines which include slurry and manure handling equipment, grassland management equipment and a range of animal feeding equipment.