A delegation from Komatsu Forest just lately visited the Rathcoole-based headquarters of McHale Plant Gross sales in Greenogue Industrial Property, within the wake of its appointment to distribute the forestry equipment vary of timber harvesting and forwarding equipment in Eire – north and south.

Led by its president and chief govt officer, Mitsuru Ueno, the delegation seen the corporate’s services and met with employees, earlier than assembly with gross sales director John O’Brien to hammer out future plans for the Irish market.

23-year hyperlink

Linked with the Japanese producer for the previous 23 years – as a distributor of its excavators and building plant – the enlargement of McHale Plant Gross sales’ function to incorporate the ‘Komatsu Forest’ vary brings the agency into an space of exercise that John O’Brien believes “has grown considerably over latest many years”.

Efficient from mid-October, McHale Plant Gross sales has now assumed duty for all features of Komatsu’s forestry equipment gross sales and after-sales service.

Owned by Komatsu of Japan and headquartered in Sweden, Komatsu Forest manufactures and markets a spread of machines and attachments used within the timber harvesting trade – a area through which it claims to have pioneered the event of mechanised logging gear.

Pink-coloured Komatsu machines

In its distinctive purple livery, the Komatsu Forest equipment vary contains harvesters (used for the felling and preparation of timber for processing) and forwarders (used to switch the lower timber throughout the forest for onward transportation to a sawmill).


Serviced by way of its two centres in Birdhill, Co.Tipperary, (protecting the south, mid-west and west) and Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, (protecting the east, midlands and Northern Eire), the appointment “builds on the corporate’s long-standing relationship with the Japanese producer”.

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