Archive for April, 2012

The Queens Award for Worlds Number 1 JCB Backhoe

Monday, April 30th, 2012

JCB has won the Queens Award in the international trade category 2012 for the JCB backhoe loader.
Its the 6th such award for the the backhoe loader and is JCB’s 27 Queen Award since 1969. JCB has also recently retained the position as worlds number 1 manufactureer of backhoe loader for the 12th year in sucession.
The backhoe loader was pioneered by JCB’s founder Joseph Cyril Bamford in 1953 and JCB now manufactures the backhoe loader on 3 continents at Rocester in the UK, Delhi India and Sao Paulo Brazil and sells them in more than 120 countries.JCB Queen's Award -1JCB Queen's Award -2

Range Rover Evoque Named Women’s Car Of The Year

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Range Rover Evoque has been announced as the supreme winner of the women’s world car of the year 2012 a panel of 17 worldwide women motoring writers judged the Evoque to be the best model with regard to womens’s car purchasing priorities.
This is the latest success for the Range Rover Evoque it already has 110 global awards.
Landrover will be presented with the trophy at the Paris Motor Show in SeptemberRange Rover Evq

MachineShift.com vacancy – join our team!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Media & Online Marketing Internship- (Summer 2012)

MachineShift.com is a market leading machinery sales website specialising in Agricultural, Industrial, Forestry & Material Handling equipment in Ireland & the U.K.

We want a self-starter who enjoys a challenge and who will excel in an environment where innovation is encouraged. This position offers excellence scope for advancement. Training, coaching will be provided to make this role one from which your portfolio & experience will be substantially expanded.


Job

Job Summary:

The successful Intern will be responsible for producing promotional videos & meeting & interviewing clients to promote their goods on our specialist machinery sales website. Interviews will be with new and existing customers and by appointment only.

Further responsibilities will range from helping manage marketing campaigns to creative promotional campaigns and site optimization.

Job Duties:
-Plan, produce & edit promotional video content for our website.

-Participate in interactive marketing programs in partnership with clients.

-Conduct market research as required.

-Execute strategy to drive site activity and business growth.

Job Requirements and Experience:
-Enrolled in or recently graduated with a BA/BS degree, preferably in   Media Studies, Marketing or Communications.

-Passionate about developing a career in marketing/the media.

-Excellent presentation skills a must.

-Exceptional teamwork and communication skills.

-Some experience in interactive marketing a plus.

-Project management skills a plus.

-Video editing skills a must.

-Proactive and independent

-Design skills an advantage, but not essential

-Good English spoken and written

Video applications only (no written CV’s please) should be sent  to ‘info@machineshift.com’.

Clips should be brief (no longer than 2 mins- 30 secs to 60 secs recommended) and should be accompanied by any previously completed presentation projects.

Closing date 2.0pm Wednesday 9th May.

Peugeot Launches New Partner Van Range

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Sporting a new front face redesigned headlamps and the new lion badge and equiped with the latest HDi diesel engines the latest Peugeot Partner Van will be launched in Ireland this month.
Available in 2 lenghts 4.38m or 4.63m there is 2 levels on trim Access and Active.
The rear ia accessed by 2 sliding side doors and 2 side hinged rear doors. A multi flex bench seat which is standard on the Active model allows 3 occupants to be seated in the front.
An optional grip control pack which improves traction it offers 4 driving modes sand, snow, mud and ESP which can be selected using a dial on the dash board. Instead of the Grip control pack there is a work site pack which has higher ground clearance and has under frame protection.
Engines include the popular 1.6 HDi 75bhp, 1.6 HDi 90bhp and a 1.6 eHDi Stop Start versionPeugeot Partner 1Peugeot Partner 2

Farmec Ireland Ltd Are Looking To Recuit A Sales And Dealer Development Manager

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Now HiringFarmec Ireland Ltd are the sole Irish distributors of Fella, MX, Sulky, Bargam, Twose, Arag and AerWay.
The Company has embarked on a major expansion plan to grow sales substantially over the next 5 years to assist with those plans the company is seeking to recuit a sales and dealer development manager.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to contribute to the company’s overall sales target, provide full support for dealer sales, parts and training requirements. Develop the companys full sales potential and pursue new sales opportunities.
Candidates will have experience in a similar role at managment level be highly motivated and prepared to work as part of a team, have competent organisational, administration, IT and communication skills. Be prepared to travel both nationally and internationally and have a full current drivers licence.
Experience in the farm machinery trade or related industry would be an advantage but not essential.
The remuneration package will be commensurate with the importance of the position and will include a basic salary, preformance bonus, a car and expenses reimbursement.
To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Gerry O’Brien at gobrien@preformance-matters.ie before Friday 4 May 2012

Citan Brings Mercedes-Benz Into The Compact Van Segment

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Mercedes-Benz has entered the compact size urban delivery van market with the new Citan which joins the larger Sprinter and Vito vans.
The Citan will have a choice of 3 lenghts 3.94m, 4.32m and 4.71m. You can have the Citan in 3 different variants a van, 5 seater van/crew carrier and 5 seater personal carrier.
Power is provided by 3 direct injection high torque turbo diesel engines with output from 75bhp to 110bhp and a nippy supercharged petrol unit generating 114bhp.
The Mercedes-Benz Citan will be available early next year.Mercedes-Benz Citan 2

The All New Kia Cee’d

Friday, April 20th, 2012

First unvailed at the Genava Show the all new Kia Cee’d goes on sale in Ireland in May.
The model line up will comprise of 3 levels of trim starting with th entry level TX mid level is the EX and then the Platinum. There are 3 engines available depending on the model, 1.4ltr 99hp petrol, 1.4ltr 89hp diesel and 1.6 diesel 126hp.
All models come with a high level of standard equipment the TX has bluetooth, audio remote controls, air con, trip computer, electric mirrors and a 6 speed transmission. The EX also includes 16″ alloys, cruise control, flex steering system, allround electric windows, front fog lights, LED lights and rear parking sensor. The Platinum has 17″ alloys, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Smart Park Assist, panoramic sun roof, navigation system, heated leather steering wheel, privacey glass, smart key entry and rain sensor front wipers. All models are covered by a 7 year warranty and with prices starting at €18995 I think we will seeing more of them on the road.Kia_ceed_04_2012_9306

FIAT grows in South America

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Fiat Industrial chairman Sergio Marchionne recently had a meeting with the President of Argentina Mrs. Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner where he announced that CNH will further invest in its plant at Cordoba. They will manufacture T7 and Puma tractors up to 220 hp, a range of tractors for special application up to 85 hp and combines class 7, 8 and 9 rotary combines.
There will also be expansion at the Industrial complex in Ferreira where they manufacture large Diesel engines.Argentina - CopiaCNH Argentina 1

JCB At Hillhead 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

At Hillhead 2012 JCB will be showing their new models.
The JS 457 WLS wheel loading shovel which has a tier 4 interim engine giving improved power and torque and reducing fuel consumption, theres an improved transmission, upgraded axles and the cab interior has been revisied.
JCB’S tracked excavators have been significantly enchanced with new styling and a new cab which gives the operator better visibility and comfort.
The JCB 8026CT mini excavator offers customers compact design and increased digging capacity.
JCB will also be showing its latest skid steer loader which uses a radial lift version of JCB’S Power Boom side lift arm. The cab has a full height side door and has 60% better visibility than competitor machines.JS360 Excavating trench (2)

CLAAS New Balers Debut At Grassland Events

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Two new CLAAS high capacity balers will make their working debut at the FTMTA Grass and Muck in Ireland and at Grassland UK at the Bath & West Showgrounds.
The Claas Quadrant 3300 produces a bale 120cm x 90cms. the 3300 uses a prechamber to compress material before entering into the main chamber this can be controled automaticaly or manualy using the Communicator control terminal. The pickup is 2.35m wide and has the 500mm rotor feed star rotor that revolves at 160 rpm. the plunger works at 46 strokes per minute with a maximum chamber pressure of 200 bar. Bales are tied with 6 knotters using a single knot to make strings easy to remove.
The CLAAS Rollant 375 and 374 fixed chamber round balers feature heavier duty drives and stronger long life chains there is a new hydraulic drop floor below the chamber that enables the operator to clear blockages. there is a 2.10m pickup with a choice of either the roto feed star rotor or the 16 blade roto cut chopping cyclinder. For increased density the Rollant 375 features the new MPS 11 pressure system where 3 rollers in the chamberswing down to exert pressure on the bale in the earlt stage of formation.
Both the CLAAS Quadrant 3300 and the Rollant 375/374 are available for this season.Quadrant 3300 - 2Rollant 374a