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29-9-2014 - KOMATSU DISTRIBUTOR McHALE PLANT SALES CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY BY WINNING MAJOR EUROPEAN AWARD

 McHale Plant Sales has marked its 20th anniversary as Komatsu distributor in Ireland by taking a major award at a recent Komatsu Distributor Conference held in Portugal attended by Komatsu distributors from all of their major European markets.

 
The award, for having achieved the ‘Best Extended Warranty Penetration for Komatsu in Europe’, was presented to McHale Plant Sales managing director Michael McHale who accepted it on behalf of the entire Komatsu team in Ireland. 
 
The award recognises the success achieved by McHale in marketing extended warranty and in encouraging almost 70% of its customer base to avail of the support that it provides.
 
The provision of extended warranty cover is seen by McHale Plant Sales as an essential consideration in every Komatsu sales situation and one of the vital cost-saving elements that every Komatsu customers can avail of.  ‘Costly down time is something every operator wants to avoid’ Michael McHale said. ‘For that reason, we market extended warranty cover as a means whereby Komatsu owners can protect themselves against the unexpected burden that breakdown can bring by extending cover over the longer life of the machine. That way, customers can order up a repair without having to worry unduly about the cost of parts and a technician’s time.’
 
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FIRST SALE…
McHale Plant Sales managing director Michael McHale (left) pictured in 1994 with customer Dan O' Sullivan of O'Sullivan Plant Hire, Ardagh at the handover of the PC180LC-5 hydraulic excavator, the company's first Komatsu sale as importers and distributors in Ireland for the high–end Japanese brand. 
 
 
Anniversary
The award was presented to McHale Plant Sales in the year, and in the month, when the company celebrated its 20th anniversary as Komatsu importers and distributors in Ireland. Though the high-end Japanese equipment manufacturer has had a presence here since 1978, it was in the course of the last two decades under McHale Plant Sales management that the brand increased significantly in prominence. 
 
Expressing his pride at representing what he terms ‘such a reputable, top-of-the-market manufacturer’, Michael McHale said ‘we are proud to represent the Komatsu brand which has held market leadership position for excavators - by far the largest value sector in Irish construction equipment - for twelve out of the last thirteen years.’
 
McHale Plant Sales has a background in plant sales that dates back to 1952 when it was founded by the late Michael McHale Snr. Now managed by his son Michael, and partners John O'Brien and Tim Shanahan, the company has an extensive customer base in the construction, civil works and agricultural sectors that it services from its headquarters in Birdhill and through its Dublin offices in Rathcoole.
 
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