McHale Plant Sales Limited was established in 1952, founded by Michael McHale Snr., father of our chairman, Michael.

Over quarter of a century ago, the nature and character of our company was transformed when we were appointed distributors in Ireland for the Komatsu range of construction equipment.

Today, the company has a respected presence within the construction equipment sector in Ireland, having deep and long-established connections to all of the main contractors and plant users.

Welcome to our website. We thank you for visiting and we trust you will find our story interesting.

We invite you to pause and read about our products and our work with Komatsu and the various other distinguished manufacturers whose equipment we have the pleasure to represent.

Especially, we hope that your visit will tell you more about McHale Plant Sales, the people we are, and the sectors of commercial life in which we have our strength.

Being here to serve our manufacturers in every way we can, we look forward to receiving any enquiries you might have, and to welcoming any suggestions or requests you might make.

Enjoy our story.

Due in large measure to our work with Komatsu, McHale Plant Sales has acquired a strong profile amongst contractors and others working in building and construction, civil works and engineering.

Proud to represent an enviable cross-section of the world’s leading machinery manufacturers, the products we represent today give us a strong presence across a wide and diverse field of activity.

As profiled on other pages, our brief has expanded beyond the confines of construction and infrastructural development into utilities and services; quarrying and aggregates production; environmental management and waste recycling; forestry and timber harvesting; and the closely allied fields of farming and agricultural contracting.

Headquartered in the mid-west village of Birdhill, near Limerick, and on the east coast at Rathcoole, close to Dublin, McHale Plant Sales has a footprint that extends across the entire island of Ireland, north and south.

Supported by our own mobile teams of technicians and service specialists, those who deal with us are seldom more than a short time away from help when backup is required.

But it isn’t just in structures that our strengths are seen. Imbued with a strong customer service culture, it is in our people that the true nature and personality of McHale Plant Sales is found.

Owner-managed by Michael McHale Jnr., Tim Shanahan and John O’Brien, their stewardship and strong customer-focused spirit have been to the fore in helping the company build a strong position in the sector.

Ours is a spirit built on a love for what we do. We know our business – we’ve grown up in it. We relish the work involved and we identify with it in all its many aspects.

We fully understand what it is our customers and suppliers expect of us, and we delight in working with them and being part of their success.

Happiest when being close – out visiting the worksite or in the field representing our suppliers and serving the needs of our customers in the many ways we can – these are the characteristics we strive to uphold, the qualities that make us who we are!

For all of us at McHale Plant Sales, that extra mile is no distance whatsoever. We travel it every day, and in every way!

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction, mining and utility equipment, Komatsu is proud to provide customers with leading-edge technology and excellent after-market support.

In construction, Komatsu offers an unrivalled range in terms of its breadth, its quality and its technology. From diggers to dozers, the entire range delivers unbeatable efficiency, reliability and productivity.

Equipped to meet latest emission standards, all machines offer an extremely quiet and comfortable working environment with great all-round visibility and robust construction that ensures maximum driver safety.

In a comprehensive and complete utility range, with over 45 types of compact machines available, Komatsu offers an answer to all needs in machines that share a number of key properties such as comfort, versatility, high performance and precise control.

To cut machine downtime and boost profitability, units are designed for easy maintenance. With Komtrax satellite monitoring systems standard on almost all models, owners are well protected with higher resale value and maximum satisfaction amongst their most appealing features.

Ranked amongst the most acclaimed manufacturers of stone crushing equipment, Finnish-made Metso Outotec brings comprehensive process design, superb parts supply and full-service tech support to the aggregates industry.

Over a century of accumulated knowledge applied by deeply committed designers and engineers are manifest in industry leading solutions that lie at the heart of every Metso Outotec machine.

Market leader in the manufacture of telehandlers with rotating turret and hydrostatic transmission, Merlo enjoys a global reputation as a prominent, dynamic, state-of-the-art industrial company specialising in the manufacture of high technology machines that outrank all others in many important markets.

In a world that has rightly pinpointed the recovery, recycling and reuse of waste as another vital environmental pursuit, machinery and ancillary equipment manufactured by Terex Ecotec has a central role to play.

In so many ways, Terex Ecotec shredding, screening and waste handling equipment ranges are integral to the overall waste management process.

Recognised and respected in every market in which Terex Ecotec machines are marketed, theirs is a reputable addition to the portfolio of machines that McHale Plant Sales is proud to represent.

Deep in the heart of forests across the globe, Komatsu Forest timber harvesters and forwarders predominate.

From thinning to clear felling, Komatsu Forest machines are at the forefront of forestry management and timber production, delivering operational excellence, productivity and reliability.

In their distinctive red livery, Komatsu Forest machinery are poised to occupy an even more important place as tree planting and the development of Ireland’s forests move further up the scale in our national response to global warming.


Driven in large measure by a love for what we do and an affinity with those who use our machines, a genuine sense of teamwork and shared commitment to be best at what we do exists within the McHale Plant Sales team.

Inspired by the popularity that Komatsu, Metso, Merlo, Terex® Ecotec and Komatsu Forest equipment enjoys – a function of their outstanding quality, reliability and residual value – our focus always is to deliver innovative solutions backed by quality after-sales service and support. That’s teamwork, McHale Plant Sales style.

Your contact or visit to our offices at Birdhill or Rathcoole will be most welcome.