At Teemore Engineering, there is great delight as they commemorate an extraordinary milestone – 50 years in business. Over these five decades, Teemore has firmly established itself as a leader in the livestock housing and handling equipment industry, and the company takes immense pride in the journey that has led to this significant moment.
In 1973, two visionaries, Victor Wilson and David McMullen, embarked on a remarkable venture, with the ambition to redefine excellence in livestock equipment. Right from its inception, Teemore has been characterised by an unwavering dedication to quality and innovation.
Innovation stands as the cornerstone of Teemore’s success story. Over the course of 50 years, Teemore Engineering has consistently introduced groundbreaking solutions that have reshaped the livestock industry. The company’s unwavering commitment to manufacturing and sourcing products of the highest quality has solidified its reputation for durability and longevity.
Guided by a simple yet powerful principle of placing customers at the forefront, this ethos, instilled by Victor Wilson and perpetuated by his son, Colin, remains a guiding light in Teemore’s journey.
To mark this golden anniversary, Teemore Engineering organised a memorable open day, bringing together their community and valued partners. Over 180 people were in attendance, including prominent figures from the farming and political sectors, as well as representatives from civic organisations in the Fermanagh region and beyond. Additionally, Teemore’s existing suppliers, Jourdain and Bioret, travelled from France, especially for the occasion.
The day commenced with a hearty breakfast, warmly welcomed by all attendees. Following this, the main event unfolded, featuring presentations delivered by renowned industry experts.
Chairing the event was Brian Donaldson, an agricultural journalist from Fermanagh, who first interviewed Victor Wilson, Director, and his son, Colin, Managing Director, to give an idea of the people behind the company.
Additional speakers included Councillor Thomas O’Reilly (SF), Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, and Cormac McKervey, Head Agriculture and Environmental Advocate for Ulster Bank and the NatWest Group.
David Brown, President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, extended recognition to Teemore Engineering for its pivotal role in creating high-value employment opportunities in Fermanagh. He also emphasised their contributions to innovation in agriculture, benefiting farmers across Ireland and the UK.
Victor Wilson, a co-founder, expressed profound gratitude, stating, “The vision for the business has always been to develop new engineering concepts that will deliver greater levels of efficiency within agriculture.”
In today’s ever-evolving agricultural landscape, Teemore Engineering maintains a steadfast commitment to assisting farm businesses in achieving sustainability. Their solutions are designed to reduce emissions, enhance animal health and comfort, and improve overall productivity.
Ray Foy, Teemore’s Sales manager introduced the more technical side of the company, explaining just how a company based on the border of Fermanagh and Cavan has grown to become renowned throughout the UK agricultural industry. Dominic Jourdain, Owner of Jourdain, touched on how Teemore has allowed the French-based company to effectively compete in the UK and Irish markets.
Teemore Engineering had the privilege of hosting Jamie Robertson, who shared invaluable insights on calf health and its pivotal role in livestock management. His expertise shed light on best practices for ensuring the welfare of animals.
Another distinguished speaker, Jean-Vincent Bioret, addressed the issue of heat stress and ammonia reduction in livestock farming. His presentation highlighted the significance of sustainability and animal welfare within the industry.
To conclude the event, a BBQ was hosted, allowing everyone to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. It provided the perfect opportunity for guests to explore the Teemore premises and gain firsthand experience with their innovative solutions.
Looking towards the future, Colin Wilson, the current managing director, conveyed optimism. Teemore Engineering has committed to a £1 million investment program set to commence in early 2024, further expanding the company’s horizons.
The fantastic turnout and the warm camaraderie that filled the air throughout the day were truly overwhelming. Teemore Engineering extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended, including esteemed speakers Jamie Robertson and Jean-Vincent Bioret. Their contributions made this celebration truly special.
To all the guests and partners, Teemore Engineering extends gratitude for being part of this remarkable journey, for the trust placed in them, and for their continued support. As they celebrate 50 years of excellence, Teemore looks ahead with optimism, knowing that the best is yet to come.