The Ineos Grenadier thread

JP1

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I still am not sure whether this will surface as a reaity but as I keep getting marketing snippets, I thought I'd post a few of them

 

avag

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I still am not sure whether this will surface as a reaity but as I keep getting marketing snippets, I thought I'd post a few of them


Walters plant are busy at the factory site anyway and it’s planned to be a bigger factory than original plans
Looks a good design so far ladder chassis Carraro axles etc
 
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pgk

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Looks like focus is on producing the best 4 by 4 with the named suppliers of main components so far. I assume next announcement will be zf autobox. Wonder whether bank will finance one if 110 ever gives up the ghost.
 

Cowabunga

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If they price it right and give it to an extensive network of more land-oriented dealers, like established agricultural dealers, they will succeed. God help if they give it to BMW dealers who have expensive and very poor back up and don't want to see a customer in working clothes. If given to BMW dealers it will be a disaster. The dealership network and backup is what may make or break them globally as well as domestically. It would be a fantastic innovation if they had dealers with mechanics that could attend with a fully equipped van to the work site and give extended hours when in an emergency, have sensible labour rates and so on, not the £100+ a BMW dealer requires and a recovery truck needed for every minor stoppage.
 

Cowabunga

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I really hope it is good, what a shot in the arm for British manufacturing if it succeeds.
Well, yes and no. It contains hardly any British components or parts. It seems that they will only assemble in South Wales and it would be very quick and more convenient for them to assemble in Portugal, where the chassis is made. The engine and gearbox are made in Germany of east of there. The body panels are also to be imported it seems. It has been designed in Austria by Magna Steyr. The axles are Carraro so may come from Italy or China, whichever of their factories manufactures Dana-style light truck axles.

Ineos is very nimble and prone to flit from country to country as a company if Sir Jim Ratcliffe just doesn't like the tax situation let alone trading conditions. I feel that it is hedging its bets in the current circumstances. With all major components and parts being imported and just an assembly line in the UK and most of Bridgend's finished product destined to be exported, it does not make much sense to actually assemble in the UK and you can bet they know this very well. Ford are shutting their adjacent component factory before the end of this year and will then have hardly any manufacturing at all left in the UK. They will have a clean break. Many others are destined to follow Ford, so the Ineos Grenadier assembly plant is very welcome indeed but we should be prepared for it to have a short life. I wouldn't be surprised if it was soon converted into a big chemical storage warehouse for imports from Ineos plants, which are mostly on the continent. Or at least the profitable ones are.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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