Plant sector buoyed by industry optimism & belief that ‘better times are ahead’

30 Mar , 2021  

A sense of optimism and a belief that ‘better times are ahead’ is being felt throughout the construction plant sector, reflected in a willingness on the part of leading contractors to invest in new machinery, despite the many restrictions that the industry has had to endure over the past 12 months. That is the view […]


McHale Plant Sales boosts model offering with Komatsu, Terex Ecotec and Merlo newcomers

4 Feb , 2021  

Encouraged by predictions that construction activity here could grow by an estimated 15 percent in the current year, Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales has significantly boosted its model offering with the introduction here of a number of recently launched newcomers. Amongst its new arrivals is a Komatsu D71-24 Dozer – an addition to their dozer […]


New Komatsu PW118MR-11 Wheeled Midi Excavator tackles cramped streets and narrow laneways

17 Dec , 2018  

Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales has introduced the all-new PW118MR-11 midi wheeled excavator – a machine said by their General Manager, Denis McGrath, after his first test drive, to be ‘very high-spec and really impressive’. Described by Komatsu as a quick and precise tight-tail midi excavator, the PW118MR-11 is driven by a powerful EU Stage […]



McHale Plant Sales commits to apprenticeship training

5 Jan , 2018  

Construction plant and machinery distributor, McHale Plant Sales, has committed to increasing the number of apprentices taking technical training within its organisation.   The decision comes on foot of their recent publication of a career guidance booklet entitled ‘Career Choices In the Construction Plant & Equipment Industry’.   Encouraging young people to view apprenticeship as […]


McHale Plant Sales opens Leeds base

27 Oct , 2017  

Construction plant and machinery distributor, McHale Plant Sales, has opened a UK logistics centre near Leeds in West Yorkshire. It will be used primarily as a transportation, storage and transit centre for its growing trade in used machinery. Looking ahead, it is said that the facility could have an additional benefit should the company require […]


Growth may lead to a ‘dearth’ of top class people warns industry leader

10 Jan , 2017  

The general uplift in the economy, and the improvement in trading conditions likely to benefit plant and machinery distributors as momentum in the construction and infrastructural development sectors gathers pace, are factors that could pose difficulties for those seeking to recruit experienced staff, one leading distributor has warned. Michael McHale, managing director of Komatsu, Metso, […]


Price flexibility key to helping customers buy within a budget says McHale Plant MD

7 Dec , 2016  

In line with their marketing approach of bringing High Street thinking to the construction plant sector, Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales is to adopt what their managing director, Michael McHale, terms ‘an item and price’ approach that he believes will be a boon to customers for whom ‘the clouds of recession have not yet fully […]


McHale Plant Sales opens new finance desk

5 Sep , 2016  

As the recovery in the construction equipment market continues, McHale Plant Sales has opened its new finance desk – the aim of which is to assist customers in arranging suitable financing solutions for the acquisition of construction, plant and agricultural machinery. Working closely with finance partners – Komatsu Finance, DLL Leasing, AIB Finance & Leasing, […]


Wexford Marine specialists add to excavator fleet

18 Mar , 2016  

Reflecting the improving business climate generally, Wexford-based marine engineering contractors, Marine Specialists Limited of Foulksmills and Ballymitty, has invested in additional plant with their purchase of a Komatsu PC360LR-10 hydraulic excavator. Supplied by Komatsu distributor McHale Plant Sales of Birdhill, the new long reach crawler excavator, fitted with a 3D GPS system will be replacing the […]