Machinery importer firm set for world’s largest trade fair

Manterra Ltd is heading to a huge trade fair with its imported machinery.
Manterra Ltd is heading to a huge trade fair with its imported machinery.

An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer has travelled to Germany this week to promote its Polish brand, Unia.

Market Weighton-based Manterra Ltd is the sole UK importer for Unia Group and its owner, Andrew Manfield, will be on hand to welcome UK customers to the stand at Agritechnica, the world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment.

Mr Manfield said: “Unia Group is Central Europe’s leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery.

“This exhibition represents an opportunity for them not only to showcase over 20 machines to potential customers, but to meet up with customers and importers from key markets including the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Czech Republic and Austria.”

The 2015 Agritechnica show opened in the Hanover exhibition centre on Sunday and runs until Saturday. It features 2,897 exhibitors from 47 countries.

Manterra will be represented on the Unia stand number D61 that is located in Hall 12, where Unia will display a wide selection of hard working, value for money machinery including ploughs, cultivators, spreaders and sprayers.

New products include the MX 3000 fertiliser spreader with the fertiliser weighing system, a six furrow Vario plough and the RCW Premium lime and fertiliser spreader.

Manterra Ltd was established by farmer and agronomist Mr Manfield in 2011 and has its foundations in a farming business that was established at the beginning of the last century. Manterra is also an authorised reseller for Trimble precision agriculture products and Duport spoke wheel injectors. It is the key technology supplier to the Stockbridge Technology Centre Tru-Nject project.

The project has secured Innovate UK funding for a three year trial to commercialise innovative soil nutrient mapping technology that has the potential to revolutionise farming practices.

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