Irwin Brothers set to celebrate 25 years

Irwin Brothers Agricultural Machinery Dealers in Co Fermanagh will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year and is a leading supplier of agricultural machinery in Ireland and the UK. It provides a unique service to customers on both sides of the border.

In fact, such is the growth in the company’s market share in the Republic of Ireland since Brexit, Irwin Brothers recently opened a new yard at Redhills in County Cavan in an effort to meet that growing demand, which is evident here.

Irwin Brothers Agricultural Machinery Dealers will demonstrate the reliability of its vehicles and agricultural machinery during next weekend’s Spring Farm Machinery Show at the Equestrian Centre in Cavan. The company is also a vehicle parts supplier, dealing specifically in quality farming products and boasts a wide selection of second hand tractors, farm equipment and machinery.

“We are the main agents for Krone, Red Rock and the Abbey Slurry range,” says Stephen.

“We would buy tractors from the UK and sell them across northern and southern Ireland. We now have two locations; we set up a yard in Redhills so that we could deal with registration matters for our Republic of Ireland customers. Since Brexit, that has become a real issue for us but I think by evolving and changing the business we are now able to deal with those difficulties.”

Meanwhile, the company’s location in Co Fermanagh along with its additional facility in Cavan means that it has a slight edge in terms of all-island trading. This, of course, is crucial to the business’s survival in an ever-changing world.

“There is no doubt that Brexit has brought its own set of problems for business in Northern Ireland but Irwin Brothers is growing all the time,” Stephen continues.

“Really, it’s because of Brexit that we have had to look at new ways of doing things and adapting to what’s happening around us. We are one of the few companies in Northern Ireland now that Southern financial companies will do business with.

“We are seeing a growing demand for second-hand tractors and that is because the majority of farmers in Northern Ireland and in the border region are part-time farmers and they can’t justify spending big money on new machines.”

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