Yorkshire machinery importer forges links with Polish giant

An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer has been awarded the contract to sell a leading European range of cultivation, spreading and seeding equipment.

Market Weighton based Manterra Ltd. has been appointed sole UK importer for Unia Group, Central Europe’s leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery.

Of the deal, Manterra founder, farmer Andrew Manfield said: “I had been looking for a manufacturer of high quality, low cost cultivation, spreading and seeding equipment for clients with a tight budget and Unia Group has exceeded my expectations.

In terms of value for money, they are unbeaten. Although relatively unknown in the UK, they have an excellent, 132 year pedigree and I expect that they won’t remain unknown for very long.”

Manterra will be showing Unia Group’s ‘XXL’ ploughs, Kos semi mounted stubble cultivators, Ares discs and Max tined cultivators at the Lamma 2015 in January.

Manterra was established by farmer and agronomist, Andrew Manfield in 2011 and has its foundations in a farming business that was established at the beginning of the last century. Manterra is also the key technology supplier to the Stockbridge Technology Centre SATS4CROPS project that has secured Innovate UK funding for a three year trial to commercialise innovative precision farming technology.

Founded in 1882, Unia Group employs 1350 people at its four manufacturing sites in Poland and France and exports to over 60 countries. It produces 25,000 machines per annum.

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