16th June, 2014

Abbey Machinery's new factory in Toomevara, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary is nearing completion and it aims to be fully operational by the end of this year. The building will provide several production lines including enhanced laser and plasma cutting facilities, automated robotic welding and a new paint plant. The spare parts department has been enhanced to provide increased levels of service to their growing global customer base. The transition to the new manufacturing plant will be gradual. “We have plans to transfer tooling and jigs from the current production lines in a staged process, maximizing the seasonality of our business so our customers will not be affected during this period," said Owen Cavanagh, Director.

“New product development,” replied Clodagh Cavanagh, Managing Director, to the question of what excites you most about the new site? “Within the new site we will have a dedicated product design facility where we can complete all our research and development. Technology is a great driver for future developments not only for state of the art production processes but with the common use of smart phones and the internet we see more interactive web supported products for our customers.

The 30 acre site will allow us flexibility with machine testing and evaluation; it will enable us to achieve our Centre of Excellence goal. This will all bring great rewards for Abbey Machinery and our customers alike, building on the trust that generations of farmers have placed in Abbey Machinery products.”

Clodagh Cavanagh added “The new site will also provide us with enhanced facilities to host visits from both our local and international customers alike, to share our knowledge and passion of farming equipment; we look forward to our first visitors.”