Details: Pottinger appoints new dealer in Co. Tipperary

Austrian machinery manufacturer Pottinger – known here in Ireland for its range of tillage, grass and forage machinery – has appointed a new dealer in Co. Tipperary.

Speaking to AgriLand, Pottinger’s Irish subsidiary – Pottinger Ireland – confirmed that Agriquip will take on the entire Pottinger product range at its base in Littleton. It is effective immediately.

According to Pottinger Ireland, the appointment of Agriquip as a Pottinger dealer will “undoubtedly strengthen and expand the brand, by offering a reliable and efficient sales and back-up service”.

Pat Kearney will head up the venture as sales manager. Parts and after-sales service will be provided by a team working around him, consisting of technicians and store persons.

Speaking about the new appointment, Kearney commented: “I am excited to be able to offer such a widely renowned and innovative brand as Pottinger to our customers – both old and new.

Within the Pottinger brand, we will offer the full line of both tillage and grass equipment – as well as also backing up new and existing machines will full parts and service. It is a great opportunity for both myself and Agriquip going forward into the future.

Also commenting on the appointment, managing director of Pottinger Ireland, Diarmuid Claridge, added: “Farming practice is becoming ever more challenging because of the pressures that farmers and contractors alike are under – due to weather patterns, farming restraints and increasing workloads.

Agriquip Pottinger
Ben Stokes, Pottinger Ireland; Pat Kearney, Agriquip; and Diarmuid Claridge, Pottinger Ireland

“It is vitally important that an efficient and reliable back-up service is provided locally. This sums up Pottinger’s mission statement of proximity to the customer. In Pottinger Ireland we strive to always have a committed and driven dealer network that can provide the sales and after-sales service locally to our customers.

“Our recent appointment of Agriquip as an authorised Pottinger dealer will allow us to provide sales, service and parts support to an already growing and valued customer base in the region.”