McHale is a family run business, established by brothers Padraic and Martin McHale. Over the last 40 years they have developed a range of specialist farm machinery focusing on balers and bale wrappers for the production of round and square baled silage, and round bales of hay and straw. The McHale head office is located in the west of Ireland in the town of Ballinrobe, around 50 kilometres north of Galway City.
Exports account for 90 percent of sales and McHale round balers, round bale wrappers, square bale wrappers and integrated baler wrappers are sold in over 50 countries across six continents. This success is attributed to the company philosophy of specialisation, R & D and intensive testing in the field. McHale has ISO9002 accreditation and has made significant investments in the latest production technology. In Australia, McHale is distributed by PFG Australia.
PFG is a leading supplier of tractors and specialist agricultural farm machinery. McHale's core business focuses on the creation of high output balers and bale wrappers for the production of baled silage, haylage, hay and straw. McHale manufactures a range of fixed and variable chamber round balers, square and round bale wrappers, the Fusion integrated or combination baler wrapper and a range of round bale handling, bale splitting and silage and maize block cutting equipment. In 2002 a conscious decision was made by McHale to concentrate on the development of high output balers and bale wrappers. The main focus of the business revolves around providing practical solutions for farmers and contractors in the production of round baled silage, haylage, straw, hay and square baled silage.
PFG Australia is a fully independent and privately-owned group of companies, which have a three-generation history of serving the New Zealand and Australian tractor and machinery markets. In 2017, PFG expanded its international footprint by securing the exclusive distribution rights to Deutz-Fahr tractors in the USA.
PFG now operates as three main trading groups:
- Power Farming New Zealand – wholesale and retail distribution
- PFG Australia – wholesale distribution
- PFG America - wholesale distribution
Collectively, these operations generate an annual turnover of approximately $350m and employ 380 people. PFG sources leading tractor and agricultural machinery brands from around the world and distributes them through extensive dealer networks in all three countries. Without exception, the brands concerned are best-in-class products incorporating the latest in technology and design. The various local markets are served from strategically located distribution hubs in Melbourne (Victoria), Yatala (Queensland), Christchurch (NZ), Morrinsville (NZ) and Atlanta (Georgia). In Australia, our national dealer footprint is vast, encompassing hundreds of tractor and machinery dealerships in all states and territories. In New Zealand, the company owns, either in whole or in partnership with a local operator, an extensive nationwide network of 18 dealerships.