McHale Plant Sales


Company Background

Michael Mchale

The late Michael McHale Snr. first established the McHale plant business in 1952, which specialised in the supply, hire and servicing of machinery.  Having long-established connections within the construction equipment business the company was awarded the coveted Komatsu franchise for Ireland in 1994.

Now owner-managed by Michael McHale Jnr., Tim Shanahan and John O’Brien the team’s ethos and stewardship has enabled the company to develop a strong position in the industry. The company focus of providing all our customers with the best products and support has enabled Komatsu to achieve a market leadership position.


McHale – Komatsu

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Komatsu is one of the largest manufacturers of construction and plant machinery in the world, with net sales of €14.9 billion and employing over 38,000 people. Their range of machines are renowned globally for leading the way in technology, innovation and reliability.

Komatsu is a full line producer of construction equipment.  It is a leading supplier of excavators, bulldozers and large class wheel loaders. Its products are found in a diverse range of industries, including civil engineering projects, quarrying, mining, house building, golf course construction, agriculture and landscaping.

McHale Plant Sales are the sole distributor of Komatsu in Ireland and have distributed Komatsu since 1994. 


McHale – Metso


Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso employs over 14,000 people in more than 50 countries.

We provide our customers with world-leading products and services built on technological excellence, experience and the highest safety standards. In aggregates, we supply our customers with energy-efficient mobile and stationary rock crushing plants, screens, feeders and conveyors, as well as expert and maintenance services. Metso’s services and spare and wear parts ensure high-quality end products and secure continuous production.

In quarries, our deep process know-how and our technology and strong service capabilities are used for the production of high-quality aggregates and manufactured sand. The end products are then used in, for example, construction and road building. 


McHale – Merlo


A world leader in telehandler design, Merlo produces an extensive product range designed primarily for construction, environmental and agricultural applications. The Merlo Group, founded in 1964, has over 1,200 employees and the covered area of the Cuneo plants is around 220,000 square metres.

Over 90% of production is exported all over the world. The Merlo Group is the market leader in telehandlers with rotating turret and in telehandlers with hydrostatic transmission.

Because Merlo is not an "assembler" but an extremely vertical industrial company that designs, develops and produces in house most of the components. This makes it possible to always find the best solution for the requirements of the customers.

The product portfolio is composed of a complete range of telehandlers, both fixed and rotating. All the products included in the Merlo range are characterised by innovation, technology and reliability, which have always been the distinctive characteristics of the Merlo Group which has earned the trust of the markets.


McHale – Terex Ecotec


Terex® Ecotec is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of wood processing, biomass and recycling equipment. Having developed a world class range of mobile equipment that will shape the industry for years to come, today the comprehensive product portfolio includes slow, medium and high speed shredders, trommel and recycling screens, waste handlers, windrow turner and conveyors. 

The range of innovative machines available provide efficient production, low operational costs and ease of maintenance, so end users are sure to find the correct machine for their application.


McHale – Komatsu Forest


Komatsu Forest is one of the world's largest manufacturers of forest machines. We operate in all important forestry markets and have a comprehensive range of machines, services, servicing and spare parts for modern forestry.

Our knowledge, experience and unique overall perspective enable us to combine forest machine innovation and production with pioneering services; altogether forming our promise of quality. Forestry Quality. 

Our vision is to be an indispensable partner for professional forest machine owners. We want to maintain a long-term relationship with you as a customer and want to contribute in every way that we can with our machines, services and expertise. Our goal is to provide you with the most profitable overall solution. And to be there all the way.

Choosing Komatsu will not only make your working day easier and more profitable, it will also increase your peace of mind. Today. Tomorrow. And in the future.



The popularity of Komatsu, Metso and Merlo in Ireland is a function of their outstanding quality, reliability and residual value. Together with the McHale commitment to after-sales service and support, we provide innovative solutions to your equipment and support requirements.

To find out how our machines can help your business achieve greater efficiencies and profits, please contact us at our Limerick or Dublin offices. 

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