Fastparts, the parts division of Irish agri machinery firm Farmhand, has wrapped up the year by donating over 150 farming toys to Tallaght and Temple Street Children’s hospitals in Dublin.
A range of farming-related toys were donated including remote-control tractors for older children and mini farm animals for the younger ones.
“We had the toys in stock and thought it would be a nice thing to do. There’s nothing worse than being sick and stuck in hospital at Christmas,” said Fastparts director, Sinead Scrivener.
30 years in business
Fastparts will be celebrating 30 years in business shortly; a separate division within the Farmhand business, the entity was initially established in 1987 to market a range of wearing and fast-moving parts for all makes of tractors and agricultural machinery.
Fastparts distributes through a network of over 350 dealers throughout Ireland, both north and south.
Meanwhile, the parent company Farmhand has represented several machinery makers in Ireland over the years, such as: Kuhn; Mengele; Pottinger; Niemeyer; Howard; Kongskilde; and Overum.
However, the core partners of Farmhand, according to the company, have always been – and still are – Krone, Alo (Quicke) and Amazone.
Set up in 1962, the company currently operates out of its Damastown facility in Dublin.