Farmhand Ltd was formed in 1962 as a 50-50 partnership by Denis Scrivener and Bernard Krone, grandfather of the current Krone owner and CEO. Employing 3 people, Farmhand had a rented office in Merrion Square, Dublin and a yard in Lucan. Farmhand started with Quicke, then a very small company in northern Sweden, and was their first importer outside of Scandinavia.
The other big line was the Krone Optimat trailer/muckspreader of which thousands were sold over the following decade. Farmhand grew very quickly in the next few years and moved to a proper premises in Phibsboro, Dublin, and built a purpose-built facility in Castleknock in 1972 where it remained until 2008.
John Scrivener took over as manager in 1975 when Denis retired at the age of 55. John bought the Krone shareholding in 1993 and Farmhand became a 100% Scrivener company.
Over the years Farmhand has represented several leading machinery makers including Kuhn, Mengele, Pottinger, Niemeyer, Howard, Kongskilde and Overum. However, the core partners have always been and still are Krone, Alo(Quicke) and Amazone, all family companies with whom the Scrivener family still maintain close personal and business ties.
John stepped down as MD end 2015 and Paul took over after 10 years’ service with the company. Sinead Scrivener, who heads up the Parts Division, was appointed to the Board in January 2016 and brother, Stephen was appointed Sales and Marketing Director in 2017.
Farmhand Works For the Farmer has always been the company slogan and underscores our commitment to the farming families of Ireland. Like them, we are passionate about what we do, dedicated to excellence and focused on the long term stability and sustainability of our enterprise. Similarly, we fully support our independent, family-owned dealerships who share our core values of professional service and fairness in our dealings.
Our goal is to provide Ireland’s farmers and contractors with the very best agricultural implements available anywhere, at fair prices, and with a spare parts and service backup second to none.