KUHN Farm Machinery has appointed the agricultural machinery and farming supplies business Alexander Mills as a dealer for Northern Ireland.
The appointment, which came into effect from October 2019, confirms the Benburb-based company as an official stockist and service support dealer for KUHN’s full range of agricultural machinery. Alexander Mills will complement the existing dealership arrangement that KUHN has with Ballymena-based D. S. Logan.
A prominent force in the agricultural supply trade since 1945, Alexander Mills is an agent for Case IH tractors and other major machinery brands. With sizeable stocks of spare parts and a team of highly trained mechanics operating from the workshop or on site, the company has a strong reputation for service and sales back-up.
“Alexander Mills is a highly respected business and has the resources and capacity to work across our broad range of livestock and arable equipment,” said Sian Pritchard, Managing Director of KUHN UK. “We’re delighted to welcome the Alexander Mills team as an official KUHN dealer and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director Alexander Mills said it marked another important milestone in the company’s history.
“We already have strong relationships with Case IH tractors, and a number of other leading farm machinery brands,” he says, “and we see this latest development as a great opportunity to bring another superb product range to our customers, whilst also being well placed to service existing KUHN customers.
“We have previous history of working with the KUHN brand, selling mowers, tedders and power harrows, so we are excited about this opportunity to work across what is now a far more comprehensive range of equipment.”
KUHN and Alexander Mills will mark their new partnership by jointly hosting three ‘Quality Forage Solutions’ events showcasing some of the more advanced grassland machinery technology available.
Taking place at Mahon’s Hotel, Irvinestown (22 October); the Armagh City Hotel (23 October); and Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch (24 October), each event will start with refreshments at 7.30pm. Visitors will receive an introduction to KUHN’s new Merge Maxx 950 belt merger machine, capable of rapid windrow formation whilst minimising soil contamination in the crop and also gain insight into the company’s award-winning film binding system that is available on i-BIO and FBP baler wrapper combinations. The system uses wrap instead of net binding, thereby improving bale conservation quality whilst simultaneously reducing the burden of recycling. Film binding technology, patented by KUHN, received the accolade of a silver medal at the LAMMA Show Livestock Innovation Awards earlier this year.
For more information go to www.kuhn.co.uk or www.alexander-mills.co.uk
21 October 2019
Caption: KUHN’s Merge Maxx 950, which offers an efficient solution to windrow formation with less risk of soil contamination in the crop, will feature in the Alexander Mills Quality Forage Solutions events.
Caption: Film binding technology on KUHN’s FBP 3135 BalePack combination, which helps to improve the feed quality of silage bales and simplifies wrap recycling, will be included in the Alexander Mills Quality Forage Solutions events.
Notes to editors:
§ The KUHN Group employs more than 4,540 people globally and has over 2,000 patents filed.
§ KUHN specialises in the design and manufacture of tractor-drawn agricultural equipment: soil preparation, seeding, fertilisation, spraying, hay/silage making, baling, wrapping, residue shredding and landscape maintenance.
§ KUHN Farm Machinery (UK) Ltd has its headquarters at Telford, Shropshire
§ Alexander Mills operates from a 5 acre site in the middle of Benburb village, having been founded when Alexander’s great grandfather first came to the village of Benburb as land steward for the 10,000 acre Bruce estate around 1890.
§ The company now has an annual turnover in excess of £10 million and employs 25 staff.
§ Alexander Mills’ sister company W.G. Mills & Son (Grange Limestone Quarries) produces annually
around 50,000 tons of agricultural ground limestone with the family having been in the lime business for over 80 years.