It’s nearly our 50th birthday and we’ll be beginning celebrations at this year’s National Ploughing Championships, Europe’s largest agricultural event, this year held in Ireland.
Stormline was founded by George McMillan in 1966 in Invercargill – a fishing town on the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island – and has been making foul weather and commercial gear for a range of industries for almost 50 years.
Farming remains one of our key industries and we’re looking to build on recent growth in the Irish farming market.
Director Regan McMillan, grandson of founder George, thinks the National Ploughing Championships are the perfect place to celebrate Stormline’s 50th year and give show attendees a first look at an exciting new lightweight waterproof range designed with farmers in mind.
“Ireland is one of our most important markets. We’ve provided foul weather gear to the nation’s farmers and fishing professionals ever since we started exporting and we’ve received great support here. We’re proud of our 50-year heritage, but we see ourselves as an innovative, forward-looking brand.
“That’s why we’re excited to launch our new Stormtex-Air range at the Championships.
“We’re really looking forward to the show, seeing what our friends in the farming industry have been doing and of course, checking out the ploughing contest. It’s our first time at the National Ploughing Championships and we’ve heard great things.”
Stormline will have a range of gear for sale at the show plus a display of other product lines.
The Stormtex-Air wet weather range features extremely lightweight jacket, bibs and braces designed for farming and commercial fishing. The range is designed to deliver maximum protection, mobility and visibility, featuring raglan sleeves, elasticated cuffs and lightweight materials.