Work has started on Grimme Ireland Equipment Ltd’s new premises situated on an industrial site near to the Balbriggan bypass in Stephenstown. The new facility is necessary to account for rapid growth in recent years and for anticipated growth in the future. The aim is to complete building work by July 2017, and to be fully operational for the 2017 harvest period.
The purpose built 1200m2 building on almost 1ha is less than half a mile from the M1 motorway at junction five, and will provide improved access to customers in the north and south of the country.
The new building will incorporate a dedicated parts area, a four bay service department and feature all the modern services and facilities customers expect from Grimme.
Grimme’s influence in the Irish potato industry has grown steadily since the late sixties when machines were originally imported into the country by Myles Kehoe. Various importers came and went in the 80’s and 90’s until in 2012 Grimme Ireland Equipment Limited based in Finegal, North County, Dublin, was formed.
In June 2013, Grimme Ireland Equipment Ltd moved to its current premises in Ballyboughal. This move proved positive, as the company’s business continued to grow, rapidly becoming a team of three technicians, one apprentice, two parts personnel, and an accounts manager.
Approximately 18 months ago, the search for the new, larger premises began and after discussions with the German management team it was decided to purchase the land and build its own purpose built premises accommodating the company and its future growth.