METSO UK dealer McHale Plant Sales has announced it is planning a ‘top team’ presence to mark the firm’s ScotPlant debut in April.

The business was recently appointed UK distributor for Metso mobile crushers equipment and is viewing the exhibition as a major opportunity to introduce McHale Plant Sales to Metso Lokotrack owners and operators.

The company stated that it is ‘looking forward to meeting and introducing itself to as many members as possible of Scotland and the UK’s quarrying and aggregates industries’. With that in mind, a senior delegation will be in attendance.

Present to receive visitors will be UK area sales manager, Andrew Stones, and Louise Hunter, parts sales specialist at McHale’s new Scottish depot at East Side, Edinburgh. Also attending ScotPlant will be MD Tim Shanahan; business development director, Darragh O’Driscoll; and sales director, Denis McGrath. Others in attendance will include UK-based sales and aftersales personnel.

Speaking in ‘highly positive terms’ of the reception that has been afforded to the company and its personnel since its appointment to represent Metso, MD Tim Shanahan said, “From a standing start, we have been overwhelmed by the welcome we have received, and by the extent to which customers have been interested to hear our Metso story and to learn about our plans.”

McHale Plant Sales will approach ScotPlant 2024 with what Shanahan says is a record of ‘progress and achievement’ on all fronts, with growth in machine placements and further personnel appointments in customer-facing technical and sales roles.

McHale’s Edinburgh base

On the product front, the focus will fall on Metso’s large and diverse Lokotrack crushers range, with a LT116 jaw crusher model earmarked to be the featured unit displayed at ScotPlant. Track mounted and easily transportable, within the production site and from site to site, the Lokotrack LT116 is described as a ‘versatile, high capacity’ primary crushing solution that McHale says ‘is easy to transport and delivers productivity and reliability at the worksite’.

Another significant part of the McHale story at ScotPlant will relate to the Metso mobile screens offering: a five-strong track-mounted line-up marketed under the Lokotrack ST brand, complemented by a seven-strong choice of Nordtrack ‘S’ mobile units.

Viewing ScotPlant as a high-level opportunity to meet-and-greet what their sales director, Denis McGrath says are the ‘great and the good’ of quarry operations, aggregates, and heavy-side building materials production, McHale added that ScotPlant is as an opportunity to ‘listen to and learn’ from the views of those attending, and to build a rapport with those operating at the sharp end of the crushing business in the UK.

“In that respect, ScotPlant reaches beyond a ‘sales and product demo’ opportunity to be an invaluable conduit through which one can meet customers to exchange knowledge and information, and to build the trust and friendship that we, in McHale Plant Sales, believe will shape the enduring relationships that are at the very heart of our trade,” McGrath explained.