Farmhand makes new appointment to Board of Directors

Stephen Scrivener has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Farmhand (Limited).

Stephen will join both his brother Paul, who is the Managing Director, and his sister Sinead, who is Parts Division Sector Manager, on the Board of Directors.

Since returning from Canada in 2015, Scrivener has held the position of Marketing Manager and has had a leading role in introducing new IT systems, for which Farmhand has invested over €500,000 during the past 18 months.

A family-owned enterprise, Farmhand was founded over 50 years ago in 1962 and distributes a number of popular brands.

These core brands include Krone, Alo (Quicke) and Amazone, with these products being sold through a network of some 40 dealers throughout Ireland, both north and south of the border.

Farmhand was originally formed as a 50-50 partnership by Denis Scrivener and Bernard Krone, grandfather of the current Krone owner and CEO.

Over the years Farmhand has represented several other machinery manufacturers including Kuhn, Mengele, Pottinger, Niemeyer, Howard, Kongskilde and Overum.

Farmhand display at the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show

A throne made completely out of Krone parts will be just one of the attractions on display at the Farmhand stand at the upcoming FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown.

The aptly named Game of Krones throne took a Farmhand fabricator hundreds of parts and many painstaking hours to complete, while the original idea came from Stephen Scrivener.

Apart from attracting interest amongst visitors, its purpose is to highlight the long-standing relationship that exists between the German manufacturer and its Irish distributor.

It is also hoped the display will emphasise the importance that both companies place on the parts and components side of their operations.

Free to all who sit in it, those who choose to will be invited to make a small donation to Embrace FARM, the charity founded to support those who lost loved ones in farm accidents.