Today, more than 75 years since the world’s first tractor-mounted hedge cutter left the McConnel workshop, the company is justifiably proud of its status as the world’s largest producer of power arm reach mowers and a leader in its field.
Extensive Machinery line-up
McConnel machines can be found working the land in more than 35 countries and over the decades, the company has extended its range to include the most extensive and technologically advanced hedge and verge mowers, rotary mowers, flail mowers, cultivators, excavators and ground-care machinery available to the international market.
Innovation & technology
Innovation has been driving McConnel’s success since the company’s creation and technology has been harnessed to enable our industry-leading designers to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for customers all over the world.
Throughout McConnel’s history, considerable time and resource running into many millions of pounds has been invested in ensuring that the best technical and engineering expertise in the industry is employed in their design teams and is supported by the latest computer and software capability.
Best of British manufacturing
Sadly today, British manufacturing and engineering industries can claim few accolades and have long since lost status as world leaders.
McConnel is an exception. The company not only claims its place as the innovator of the first tractor-mounted hedge cutting machine, but also as the world’s current leading producer of hedge and verge mowing power arm technology.
Quality as Standard
Quality is integral to every aspect of the modern manufacturing process. McConnel has developed stringent standards covering all manufacturing, design and business systems in line with ISO9001. McConnel has also obtained the prestigious total management system BS2000.
With all parts built on site from raw materials and incorporation of a comprehensive in house and in process quality control system, it has been possible to introduce standards that exceed the industry benchmarks.
McConnel after sales support & contacts
McConnel’s approach to customer support is characteristically straightforward. As long as you own a McConnel machine, you are entitled to the company’s unrivalled after sales support which over the years has evolved into one of the best customer service operations in the industry. Whether it’s a general, specific, service or parts enquiry, McConnel’s After Care Support Division is geared to delivering a reliable and prompt response to customer needs.
McConnel’s design innovation and manufacturing excellence has been recognised over the years with an impressive array of industry and business awards.
This recognition has come at regional, national and international level and includes the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, presented by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2003.
Recent Awards of Excellence:
2005 Winner of the Prestigious Burke Trophy Royal visit to McConnel from HRH Princess Anne
2004 Doctor Alban Davies Trophy – Silver Medal Royal Agricultural Society of England – Silver Medal Farm Business Highly Commended Power Arm 7700T
2003 Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Award Royal Agricultural Society of England – Silver Medal
2002 Queens Award for Enterprise Royal Agricultural Society of England – Silver Medal
2001 Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Business of The Year SIMA Exhibition Paris, France – Silver Medal
1999 Royal Welsh Agricultural Society – Silver Medal Royal Agricultural Society of England – Silver Medal
McConnel has a long history of setting the standards and being recognised for excellence. Their first awards came over 60 years ago:
1949 Royal highland Agricultural Society of Scotland – Silver Medal Bath & West & Southern Counties Society – Silver Medal
Looking to the future
A strong tradition of growth built on product innovation and meeting the needs of a changing market has been fundamental to McConnel’s success during the best part of the last 100 years.
The company is committed to continuing that trend in the future and significant investment is already being made to ensure that the company maintains its position as a world leader in power arm technology in the future.
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