Hidden in North Shropshire woodland is the pleasantly situated works of Harry West (Prees) Limited where the successful West farm machinery is produced.
Way back in 1966, the same year as the England World Cup victory, founder and the late Chairman, Harry West, started a fabrication unit to meet the needs of the local agricultural community.
“In its formative years the company specialised in light fabrication and repair work of machinery for farmers in the local community as well as the design and construction of its renowned agricultural & industrial steel framed buildings. Through my experience as an agricultural engineer, the company began turning its attention to the development of new products, beginning with safety rollover bars for tractors. More than 18,000 were manufactured at our then modest workshops at Prees, near Whitchurch, setting a standard for quality and innovation that remains today.
The Company’s first Dual Spreaders and Mixers, introduced in 1979, heralded a new range of purpose-made machinery developed with the busy farmer in mind. The Gold Award winning Dual Spreader and the Silver Award winning Hi-Feeder and Mixer wagons have long been trusted favourites in the field. These have since been joined by the Straw Chopper in 1983 and in more recent years by the revolutionary contra-flow Diet Feeder and large capacity Rear Discharge Manure Spreader.
In an industry that demands only the best, West farm machinery and equipment has earned a reputation of which we can be justifiably proud. We sincerely hope that in choosing West farm equipment you too will share in our success.”