Barenbrug UK has appointed Spray Chem Limited as its distributor of the BAR range of amenity grass seed mixtures in Southern Ireland. For the first time groundsmen, greenkeepers, landscapers and other professional users in Southern Ireland will have access to the complete range of BAR mixtures, which includes leading varieties such as Barcrown, BarKing and Bargold.
Speaking about the appointment Barenbrug UK managing director Paul Johnson said: "There are a number of reasons why we have decided now is the right time to invest in this important area. Firstly, we have certainly seen a move away from straights to mixtures and we've experienced an increasing enquiry level for the BAR range from the professional sector.
"Customers want much more than product these days and that is what Barenbrug delivers. Our BAR range together with our strong technical backup will I am sure be appreciated. With an established and equally technically based company in Spray Chem we have the ideal partner to succeed."
Spray Chem, based in Dublin, were very keen to take on the role, John Dunphy general manager at Spray Chem commented: "Barenbrug is the supplier of choice in the professional market. I don't think there is anyone in this industry who doesn't appreciate the strengths of all things BAR and Barenbrug. We are looking forward to representing this leading company and its great product portfolio."
Paul Johnson added: "Spray Chem demonstrated a good understanding of the market and coupled with their strong technical base, good facilities and proven history of working well with key manufacturers they were our winning candidate."
The current managing director, Frank Kennedy, established Spray Chem in 1980 and they are now Ireland's leading supplier of weed control and amenity products. In addition, through Spraychem Golf, they supply a comprehensive range of professional products into the golf market, which is managed by Yvonne Ritchie.
Barenbrug UK headquarters is based at Rougham Industrial Estate, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9ND. Telephone 01359 272000,
fax 01359 272001, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.barenbrug.co.uk.
Spray Chem is based at 14b Stadium Business Park, Ballycoolin Road, Dublin
Telephone 01 8829114, fax 01 8829111, email email@example.com
Photo caption: Pictured at the recent Greenmount Seminar organised by Barenbrug, Frank Kennedy, managing director Spray Chem Limited; Yvonne Ritchie, sales manager Spraychem Golf; Paul Johnson managing director, Barenbrug UK; and John Dunphy general manger Spray Chem Limited