New Holland dealership J R Perry has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fun-filled open day.
The 12-hour event, held yesterday at the dealership’s headquarters on the outskirts of Athy, showcased a large range of New Holland machinery, as well as special presentations on the new T6 Series tractors and Vaderstad Spirit Grain and Fertiliser Drill.
Also featured at the open day was a children’s art competition and face painting, a special media address and customers were entered into a free prize draw with all purchases valued over €100.
Stephen Perry, the owner of J R Perry, said: “We were thrilled with the overwhelming show of support from our loyal customer base and the local agricultural community to commemorate our 50th anniversary. For me it is a particularly special occasion as I will also soon celebrate my 50th birthday.”
According to Stephen, a lot has changed since his late father John first started serving customers in the tillage region back in 1962.
“Farming is now a lot more mechanised than it used to be. Machines are much more high-tech and although they are much larger now, the corresponding prices are smaller,” he said.
Among the most memorable deals ever made was the 2008 sale of a fleet of machines to a local contractor worth approximately €750,000.
“I have been a part of J R Perry since I was first able to work, but started full-time with the dealership back in 1980. As well as celebrating the past in our 50th anniversary year, we are also excited about the future and continuing to provide our local farming community with hard-working, efficient New Holland machinery to improve their everyday comfort and productivity,” he said.
James Doyle, New Holland General Sales Manager for Ireland, added: “The success of the open day was a fitting tribute to a dedicated team of professionals at J R Perry, which has served the local community for five decades. J R Perry is an integral part of New Holland’s expansive dealer network in the Ireland and I congratulate them on their success past and present, and look forward to their ongoing dedication into the future.”