Irish farmers co-op signs post deal with timber company

22 February 2018

Giant Irish farmers’ co-operative Fane Valley has signed a purchase deal with Clifford Jones Timber for the latter’s Platinum fence posts.

Northern Ireland-based Fane Valley, one of Ireland’s biggest agricultural supply businesses, is launching the Platinum posts at Open Fencing events at 13 of its major outlets across Northern Ireland.

The posts will be on sale at Fane Valley’s 30 outlets across Northern Ireland.

The posts, which carry a 15-year guarantee, are manufactured at Clifford Jones Timber’s two sites – Ruthin in Denbighshire, North Wales, and at its plant at Gretna, in the Scottish borders. Clifford Jones Timber produces two million of the Platinum range of posts annually, approximately half their total production.

It worked with Tanalith timber preservative producer Lonza on the product, which is incised to improve penetration of the treatment into the timber.

Platinum posts showing the incising which helps absorb preservative to boost performance