Robert Shine, MD will present on a brief history of Samco, and outline their product offering and technology with an insight into their new plant. He hopes to cover R&D and new product development and the types of products in the pipeline and will finish with a Q&A session.
Robert graduated from Tralee IT with a Diploma in Agricultural Engineering in 2001. He returned from college to begin full-time employment in Samco designing Samco maize drills on a 2D Auto CAD system. Robert has worked alongside his father for many years which has seen Samco develop into a large export company. Samco has moved into their new purpose-built manufacturing building since October 2019. On-site they are designing and manufacturing machines for new and current markets, developing they're in house R&D departments and also extruding degradable films for use in the agricultural and food markets around the world. Over the past twenty years, the business has increased from 20 to 50 employees and turnover has increased steadily from 2 million euros to roughly 12 million euros.
Samco design and manufacture bespoke agricultural equipment and degradable films for use in the agricultural sector globally. 15% of Samco’s sales stem from machine sales and the remainder is film sales. Samco export to over 38 countries globally with Europe, UK and Canada the largest markets. Samco has recently diversified into designing machines for food growers. In 2017 Samco won an innovation award for their punch machine which is used to sow rice, courgettes, sweetcorn, melons and onions to name a few. Samco also extrudes an organic biofilm which is used as a degradable film in food production. Samco values the efforts spent on R&D and are focused on developing products to contribute to sustainable farming methods across the globe.
The meeting will be held via Zoom.. Please contact Chris O'Donoghue if you have any questions and for the link.