Agquip Ltd, a new manufacturing firm, has also secured export sales on the back of a new piece of equipment that will benefit farmers. The company was formed last year (2010) by James O’Kane to provide design and build services to the agricultural sector in the UK and Europe. Following an investment in research and development, Agquip designed an innovative slurry application system which dispenses farmyard slurry directly onto grassland without leaving a residue on surrounding leaves or plants. The new slurry machine offers farmers a more affordable and efficient alternative to traditional slurry spreading. The product prototype has been well received by customers with a number of orders already secured in the Republic of Ireland, England and Scotland.
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- Internationally (various countries)
- Our innovative injectors ensure that your fertiliser gets straight to work at the root of your silage crop.
- For maximum yield, minimum waste and full compliance with EU legislation, Agquip has the right equipment for longer grass.
James O’Kane, owner of Agquip, says: “Invest NI’s support has made a vital contribution to our business development. We’ve received a broad range of assistance across areas such as market research and prototype testing, through to product design, marketing and patent protection.'
“The knowledge and experience gained from these activities will be invaluable as we progress our manufacturing operations to full scale production.”