Enterprise Ireland facilitated a number of Irish manufacturers attend a trade mission to AGCO in Beauvais, France which took place on Friday 14th March.
The event consisted of a factory tour of the six acre AGCO plant in Beauvais followed by a lunch and company presentations. The event was attended by Tánaiste Eamonn Gilmore TD (Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade) and Ambassador Rory Montgomery (Ambassador for Ireland in France) pictured above , along with Richard Markwell, Massey Ferguson EMEA Vice President, Richard Tillett, Purchasing Director and Jean-Claude Zaccaria – Purchasing Manager. Darren Fortune and Brian Scully from Ventac attended the event along with ten other Irish companies.
American Group, AGCO Corp opened this site in November 2013 and is now the groups largest site in Europe. AGCO is France’s leading exporter of agricultural machinery, with an export ratio of 85% to Europe, Russia and northern Africa. AGCO manufacture Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt and Valtra tractors and agricultural equipment in many countries worldwide.