20February2017

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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

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Lely Takes on TYM Compact Tractor Range

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Established in 1960, South Korean company Tong Yang Moolson (TYM) specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality compact tractors. Headquartered in Seoul, TYM is a major contributor to the country’s economic development and produces 10,000 tractors annually to meet demand from the USA, Australia and Europe.

In these territories, the brand has established itself as the tractor of choice among customers as diverse as golf courses, sports stadiums and equestrian facilities – and Lely is confident it will prove just as popular among UK and Ireland turf professionals. With models ranging from 23hp to 100hp, models up to 60hp are particularly suited to the turf sector. Customers can choose from basic models suited to general turf management, mid-duty models ideal for larger venues like golf clubs, or heavy-duty tractors up to 60hp that boast optional air-conditioned cabs with audio systems.

Commenting on the news that TYM is joining Lely’s product portfolio, Graham Dale, managing director of the St Neots-based company, says: “TYM is a superb addition to our already extensive offering, complementing our Toro, Solo and Otterbine turf maintenance and irrigation brands, and offering turf professionals a one-stop-shop for all their machinery and equipment needs. TYM products also benefit from being very competitively placed in the market. We look forward to working with TYM to develop the business together in the coming months and years.”

Throughout the UK and Ireland Lely has a comprehensive dealer and service centre network. Lely will now be looking to leverage this specialist network to provide first-class service and support to new and existing customers of TYM products. The company will also continue to support the Yanmar range of compact tractors.

Source: golfbusinessnews - Lely Takes on TYM Compact Tractor Range

Featured Event

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05 March 2017 - 06 March 2017

RDS Simmonscourt @ Simmonscourt, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

The Hardware Show 2017

Date & Time: Sunday 5th & Monday 6th March 2017 from 9.30 - 5.00pm.

The Hardware Show 2017, Ireland’s premier trade event for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants takes place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th March at the new larger venue of RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Off the back of increased confidence in the industry, the show is set to be the biggest event of its kind next year.

Kieran Burke, Commercial Director of Grafton Merchanting ROI and Vice-President of Hardware Association Ireland, comments: ‘The 2017 Hardware Show will build on the success of the 2015 Show by enhancing both the visitor and exhibitor experience. The Show will be larger with clear emphasis on attracting greater visitor numbers. To facilitate the ‘bigger and better’ Show, we are delighted that the Show will take place in Ireland’s premier conference facility, RDS Simmonscourt. I would encourage all stakeholders in the industry to participate, it’s your Trade Show!

The show will feature:

  • Innovation Awards
  • Presidents Ball
  • Hardware Education Hub
  • Industry Advice & Presentations
  • HAI Hub
  • All the Latest Products and Innovations
  • Over 3500sqm Exhibition

Organized by Hardware Association Ireland (HAI), the industry’s trade association, the biennial show is already 66% sold with over 2,400sqm taken and has the capacity to go to 3,600sqm. New features of the show include a Demonstration Zone, involving best practice and handling for tools and products from four key areas – Building Materials, Paint/Décor, DIY/Hardware and Plumbing/Bathrooms; a Skills Zone where apprentices will show off their skills in the areas of Electrical and Plumbing and HAI have joined forces with Google who will bring the latest innovation and technology to the show.

The Hardware Show is recognized for bringing together leading brands across the retail and merchant sector and the extra capacity at the RDS means more opportunities for suppliers and visitors alike.

Companies who have already booked space include ABC Abrasives, Amalgamated Hardware, Ames True Temper, Aquasource Distributors, Arc Building Products, B&G, Birkdale Sales, Bostik Industries, Brett Martin, Calor Gas, Canadia Distributors, Classic Hardware, Contech, Core Software, CPL Fuels, Crown Paints, CQFD Profiles, Curust, John Dargan & Sons, Deanta Doors, DFE Ltd, Donal Lynch Hardware, Dosco, Draper Tools, DS Supplies, Dulux, Eastern Agencies, Ecological Building, Fleetwood, Frisco, Gorilla Glue, Henkel, Herbst Software, Homeline, IITC, IKO Ltd, Intact Siftware, Irish Cement, Jefferson Professional Tools & Equipment, John Murphy Castlerea, Keypoint Abrasives, Kilsaran, Larsen Building Products, Locks & Hardware, McLoughlins RS, N and C Enterprises, OHRA Regalanlagen GmBH, Olympics Fixings Ireland, Pipelife, Portwest, Rawlplug, Regatta Professional, Retail Distribution Systems, Rhino Distribution, Ronseal, Shop4choice, Sika Everbuild, Snickers Workwear, Solus Bulbs, St. Gobain, Stafford Fuels, Tegral, Timco, Tucks Fasteners, Tucks O’Brien, United Hardware, Uppercross Enterprises, Varian IS & Co, Waterford Stanley, WEEE Ireland, Westaro Hosing, Whiteriver Group and Wood Concepts.

More brands and additional show features will be announced over the coming months.

Annemarie Harte, CEO of HAI said: "We are delighted that having made the move to the RDS the industry has responded well and with just under six months to go we are in excess of 50% exhibitor space sold. We are responding by introducing new features to attract more visitors and to ensure this will be the biggest and best show yet.”

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About Hardware Association Ireland (HAI):
Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is the national representative body for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants, as well as manufacturers/distributors to the trade. We uniquely represent all levels of the supply chain and include within our membership ranks national and international companies, multi-branch chains and smaller independent hardware businesses. HAI speaks with one consolidated voice and fulfills a unique and vital role in connecting merchants with their suppliers in a non-commercial environment. HAI members play a key role in the construction supply chain, providing an efficient and effective route to market for building material products and a vital source of credit to customers.

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