Multihog, the Dundalk-based tractor manufacturer supported by Enterprise Ireland, the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises, today announced $1.7 million in new business with North American machinery companies.
The new business includes initial orders for Multihog machines to three new North American dealers, two in the US Midwest and one in Canada. The dealers include Bonnell Equipment, a leading truck equipment distributors in Northern Illinois and a major supplier of snowploughs and spreaders for municipalities; Brown Equipment Co., Inc, which services customers in both the government and private sectors in Indiana and Kentucky, and Les Machineries St-Jovite leaders in the field of snow removal equipment and dump trucks in Quebec and Alpine Smith Inc. who ordered five new machines.
“We are excited to announce this significant deal, and also to bring this influential group of prospective companies to Ireland to see our new manufacturing facility”, stated Jim McAdam, Managing Director of Multihog Limited. “Our expansion plans for North America are ambitious, and we’re very confident that we can achieve these in collaboration with the dealers we have in place, especially as we just added three excellent new partners to our network.”
Based in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Multihog has a new 89,000 sq. ft. 6-acre facility. The location manufactures a range of tractors that allow for easy add and removal of attachments to perform various maintenance functions all year round. It sells its product through a global network of 55 dealers who serve municipalities, airports, and facilities management companies.
“I am delighted to hear that Multihog has obtained this significant new business through the support of Enterprise Ireland and the buyer visit to Dundalk,” said Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. “Companies like Multihog are selling into more diversified markets than ever before and these results reflect the impact and importance of the work of Enterprise Ireland and its network of 33 international offices.”
Enterprise Ireland recently hosted a partnership visit which brought together eighteen North American companies to visit the new Multihog facility in Dundalk and to meet with other Enterprise Ireland clients such as, Combilift, Archway Products, MDS International, Oriel Flues, Oxymem, Major Equipment, Skip-Tracks and Multi-Sweep (Rota Contracts). The visit aims to promote the strength and growing capability of Ireland’s machinery manufacturing offering.
“The opportunity to highlight many facilities in the area provides a key opportunity to showcase Ireland’s capability in the municipal equipment space to leading dealers across North America,” said Ryan Shaughnessy, Senior Vice President, Industrial Technology at Enterprise Ireland Chicago. “We are proud of Multihog and this success and look forward to further partnership between Enterprise Ireland clients and North American dealers in this unique market”.