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McCloskey International Welcomes TBF Thompson to Global Dealer Network

New addition to distribution channel will serve Ireland with full product and aftermarket services

KEENE, ON – October 1, 2020 -- Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International has welcomed equipment dealer TBF Construction Machinery to its global network of distributors.  The company will serve the Ireland market, offering a full suite of products, parts and services for their customers.

TBF Group has a rich history,  having been involved in the automotive and plant industries throughout the island of Ireland since 1958. Established in Garvagh, TBF Thompson has grown to include depots in Dublin, Mallusk and Portadown. They are an authorized Hitachi® dealer, also offering and servicing Bell dump trucks, DAF trucks, Thwaites dumpers, Bomag compacting equipment, Cummins engines, Doosan Portable Power, Palfinger cranes and Montabert Breaker products.

TBF prides itself on world-class equipment sales and support in the construction, quarry, roadbuilding, and forestry sectors, among others. McCloskey equipment plays a key role in the growth of the crushing and screening systems product line offered by TBF Construction Machinery.

On announcing the new dealership for McCloskey equipment, Seamus Doherty, Director for TBF Construction Machinery, noted that “We pride ourselves in supplying premium brand franchises, which McCloskey International certainly is, and we look forward to building a great relationship in the years to come.”

TBF Group has a diverse portfolio of customers within the private and public sectors, across multiple industries including utilities, house building, roadworks, demolition, quarrying, haulage, and transport.    

Doherty added, “TBF Construction Machinery ‘The Brand to choose First’ has maintained a name for quality and excellence. We take great pride in our people, the high-quality brands we represent, and the after sales support which helps maximize our customers’ profitability and keeps downtime to a minimum. We are excited for the growth this partnership will bring.”

TBF Construction Machinery stands firmly behind the products it sells, and support continues long after a machine is sold. Parts and service departments can be found at each of the five depots across Ireland, with experienced and knowledgeable staff available in store or by phone.  Dedication to aftersales support has served the company well for over 60 years and many long-lasting and trusted relationships have been built with both manufacturers and customers in that time.

“Bringing TBF Construction Machinery on board continues to demonstrate our commitment to partnering with companies that are dedicated to their customers, and to their business success,” said John O’Neill, Vice-President, Sales for McCloskey International.  “Their rich history of serving the Irish market, paired with their in-the-field experience, positions them for consistent success. It’s evident that everyone in the organization is deeply invested in the company and the legacy of its founder, and that will continue to pave the road forward in uncertain times. “

For more information on TBF Thompson Group please visit https://www.tbfthompson.com/


McCloskey International Welcomes Berry Tractor & Equipment to Global Dealer Network

New addition to USA distribution channel will serve Kansas and Western Missouri

KEENE, ON – August 24, 2020 -- Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International has welcomed equipment dealer Berry Tractor to its global network of distributors. The company will serve the Kansas and Western Missouri markets in the United States.

Berry Tractor & Equipment was founded in 1957 and is a division of Berry Companies, Inc. Headquartered in Wichita, KS, Berry Tractor has three additional locations; Garden City, KS, Topeka, KS and Springfield, MO. They are an authorized Komatsu® dealer, maintaining a large rental fleet and providing repair and maintenance services on-site or in their well-equipped shops.

Berry Tractor has a rich history of heavy equipment sales, rental and support in the heavy construction, aggregates, waste handling, roadbuilding, and forestry sectors, among others. McCloskey equipment plays a key role in the growth of the crushing and screening systems product line offered by Berry Tractor.

On announcing the new dealership for McCloskey equipment, Jon Berry, President for Berry Tractor & Equipment, noted that “We are very pleased to add McCloskey International to our product line up. The addition of this mobile screening and crushing line will allow us to better serve our customers and increase their productivity.”

Berry Tractor & Equipment has a diverse portfolio of customers within the private and public sectors, across multiple industries including aggregates, construction & demolition, roadbuilding and infrastructure.

“Striving to exceed our customers’ expectations is very important to us. We invest heavily in our people, high quality brands and after sales support which helps maximize our customers’ profitability and keeps downtime to a minimum. We are excited for the growth this partnership will bring.”

Berry Tractor stands firmly behind the products it sells. Berry offers sales, service, rental, and aftermarket product support to its customers. In addition to shop service, Berry has a fleet of field service trucks to minimize downtime for customers.

“Bringing Berry Tractor & Equipment on board continues to strengthen our distribution network in North America,” said John O’Neill, Vice-President, Sales for McCloskey International. “They have the in-the-field experience and are well-positioned to play a key role in the post-pandemic re-building. It’s evident that everyone in the organization takes great pride in the product, and that resonates with their loyal customers.“

For more information on Berry Tractor & Equipment please visit https://www.berrytractor.com/


McCloskey International Welcomes Kemach Equipment to Global Dealer Network

New addition to distribution channel will serve South Africa region mining, aggregates, C&D and recycling industries

KEENE, ON – August 11, 2020 -- Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International has welcomed Kemach Equipment to its global network of distributors. The company will serve South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini) and Botswana.

An authorized JCB distributor established in 2003, Kemach has grown to become a leading earthmoving solutions dealer supplying equipment and aftermarket support to the mining, construction, quarrying and plant hire industries, as well as the central government.

Kemach Equipment’s Management and Sales Team

Sales, support and service are delivered through Kemach’s extensive Southern African footprint, including its national office based in Gauteng, and branches situated in eleven locations throughout South Africa. To ensure seamless operations throughout its territory, Kemach Equipment’s network of sales and service dealers is strategically positioned in Windhoek,

Nelspruit, Swaziland, Polokwane, Upington, Schweizer Reneke and Vryheid.

The company offers a broad range of best-in-class earthmoving equipment. The addition of McCloskey crushers, screeners and stackers is a natural extension for the company as it continues to expand its products and services in the mining, aggregates, construction & demolition, recycling and infrastructure markets. In addition to the equipment itself, Kemach Equipment distributes a full range of genuine parts, while skilled field service technicians and expert product support engineers ensure that assistance is available at all times.

On announcing the new dealership for McCloskey equipment, Les Lothian, Chief Executive Officer, Kemach Equipment noted, “Adding McCloskey to our range of leading brands enhances our ability to satisfy the growing needs of our customers, while also creating the opportunity to strengthen our position of being a total solutions provider to the markets we participate in.”

Kemach Equipment’s Jet Park Head Office and Central Branch, Johannesburg, SA

“Having Kemach Equipment on board further strengthens our distribution network globally. Southern Africa is a market with huge potential, particularly in infrastructure development which is a key part of South Africa’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic. These unprecedented times present some unique situations that we anticipate will contribute to growth in the marketplace,” said Toni Laaksonen, Senior Vice President, McCloskey International. “Kemach has excellent relationships in both the public and private sector and working together will benefit not only our companies but - more importantly - their customers.”

Kemach is in a strong position to support the sales of McCloskey equipment in the region. Lothian concluded that “with sustained and strong growth in the population and the required infrastructure, we anticipate equally strong growth in the aggregate sector. Bringing McCloskey products to the market at this key time benefits our companies, and our customers.


HYBRID MOBILE QUARRY PLANT PROVES ITS WORTH

July 9 2020 - Plant and Equipment

Recently, Plant and Equipment's Stian Overdahl caught up with McCloskey International's Toni Laaksonen to discuss the post-pandemic African market and the future of hybrid equipment.

At McCloskey, there is increasing demand for hybrid machines worldwide, though it varies between countries. Environmental regulation is one driver, while in some markets there is investment support for companies buying hybrid machines due to the reduction in emissions.

When a machine stays in one place for a protracted period of time, say six months, then using it with external power becomes very efficient because of the huge fuel savings as well as significant maintenance savings, especially on larger engines machines, he says.

"Therefore many governments have decided they want to support this type of development, where end users are investing in solutions which are more environmentally friendly."

Toni Laaksonen, Senior Vice President, McCloskey International

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