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Company Overview

Herbst Machinery Ltd was established by Noel Good in 1983 and are a family run business based in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

From our humble beginnings in 1983 to the present day we have built a reputation as a leading manufacturer within the agricultural, construction and recycling sectors. We have an ever expanding brand with an extensive dealer network distributing our products throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

In the early days the main services offered were fuel peat extraction machinery, half tracks to fit onto conventional tractors and silage shear grabs. We were the pioneering force in the sector.

Over the years we expanded the product range and moved into designing and manufacturing quality trailers for the agricultural and construction sector; trailers designed to transport plant, machinery, equipment and aggregates. We now offer a wide portfolio of products that can be tailored to our customers’ specific needs including; low loaders, dump trailers, dump loaders, drop-side trailers, gravel trailers, bale trailers, livestock trailers and slurry tankers.

In more recent years we have diversified the business into the recycling sector with the introduction of our Screener and Crushing machines for the quarrying, mining and recycling industries. We were the first company to design and manufacture a Screen towable by tractor, and one that can be containerized in minutes.
We remain 100% committed to producing high quality products at affordable prices, and are dedicated to continued innovation, design and growth in all areas of our business.

2017 saw the erection of our wind turbine. The turbine was introduced in a bid to reduce energy consumption and significantly increase efficiency through on-site energy generation. We have always been forward thinking and are proud that we can now partially run our plant using renewable energy.

Scroll through our timeline and see how things have progressed over the years!

Company Timeline

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1974

    At 19 years old, Noel made his first trailer for his Dad.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1983

    Herbst Machinery Ltd started business from a car garage. The first product made was a hydraulic power box.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1984

    Moved to bigger premises. The first low loader was manufactured.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1985

    Designed tracks for conventional tractors for working on peat bogs in Ireland.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1986

    Designed the shear grab. Manufactured to cut blocks of silage to feed cattle.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1987

    Awarded Silver Medal for Innovation at the RUAS, Belfast for low ground pressure tracks for peat lands.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1988

    Moved to a new premises near Omagh on a 2.8 acre site.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1989

    First dump trailer manufactured.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1990

    Extended premises by another 5000ft²

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1991

    Started manufacturing the Herbst brand of turbo peat cutters for fuel peat. Shown are Herbst machines working in Burndi, Africa.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1992

    Started manufacturing the Herbst new brand turf hopper for fuel peat.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    1999

    Ian joined the family business, working on the factory floor.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2000

    Extended premises by another 9000ft²

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2005

    Designed and manufactured first screen towable by tractor.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2008

    Factory extended again by another 6500ft². In this same year Herbst Machinery Ltd celebrated its 25 year anniversary.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2009

    Designed and manufactured our first tracked crusher.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2012

    Designed and manufactured a new generation tracked screen. This machine can be tracked directly into a standard shipping container in just a few minutes.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2013

    Herbst Celebrated 30 Year anniversary.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2014

    Designed & manufactured first PTO Crusher. This machine has been designed to be tractor driven.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2015

    Herbst awarded the ‘Growth Through Export Award’ at the local business Awards.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2016

    Extended premises and introduced new state of the art spray painting facilities.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2017

    Wind turbine erected, allowing Herbst to manufacture using green energy.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2018

    New screener designed & manufactured.

  • Mar 4, 2019

    2019

    Won the Innovation Award at LAMMA show for new design of Herbst Compac Screener.

Address

120 Drumnakilly Road
Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Northern Ireland
BT79 0JT

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Nigel McCance putting the sheep out to graze with the help of Emily and Ben.
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Arnold Gibson with his daughter Isabella who recently came to check out where her dad works.
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Kerian Kelly loughmacrory omagh checking over his 19 year old Herbst dump trailer after getting it refurbished ....will do for another 19 years Kerian . Thanks again
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We are closing temporarily from 25th March

As a family business, looking after each other and the full team is at the heart of what we do. The science is telling us that if we stay at home and social distance we can end the pandemic faster. We recognise the importance of this process, in order to enable the NHS in Northern Ireland to cope we have closed the factory today until further notice. This enables our full team to #StayHome & #StaySafe our employees health and wellbeing is crucial to our future success and we take our duty of care seriously.

For now we will operate on a skeleton staff basis (contact numbers below), but we look forward to re-opening fully and getting back to business and we will continue to communicate with our customers and suppliers,

In the meantime we wish you all good health and hope you too can look after yourself and your families.

We would also like to pass on our huge thanks and respect to anyone in your family circle that is part of the NHS or essential services.

Contact numbers:
Noel – 07771 895600
Ian – 07776 333 091
Ashley – 07900 080 380
Donna – 07835 877 367

Thank you,
Noel, Ian, Emma, Donna & Ashley
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Another PTO crusher and drop bed heading for Scotland this evening.
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A 14T dump loader being collected this week. Thanks Sean Quinn for your buisness.
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