About Geith

 

Quick Facts
Founded In 1959
Number of Employees 120
Location Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland (HQ)
Litchfield, Minnesota, USA
Leading Products
  • Hydraulic Quick Couplers from 1t to 85t
  • Excavator Buckets from 1t to 75t
Expertise in: Engineering, QC Design & Bucket Customasition
Number of Robots 5

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Inside Factory Ready for Paint Outside Factory Robot Welding Some Finishing Touches Ready for assembly Ready for shipping Manual Welding Robot Welding Finishing Touches

Overview

Geith is a leading recognised attachment specialist, based in Slane in County Meath, and with over 50 years of engineering expertise in the development of excavator attachments, it is a company that is well-known and appreciated for its wide and safe range of quick hitches as well as its selection of buckets
Geith quick hitches meet and exceed current safety EU norms thanks to patented pin locking systems and design to ensure the attachment is in safe position in the event of a hydraulic power loss. These fully automatic hitches, with 4 independent safety components, ensure a safe changeover of attachments without the need for the operator to leave the excavator cab.
“It is possibly the most mature and proven product available today on the market. And safety is our number one priority; it is in the Geith workforce and DNA”.

New Developments

Geith General Manager Gustavo Otero adds that the company aims to expand its quick hitch range and market.
“We are close to introducing a new mechanical hitch with fast release features, new Generation 3 hydraulic hitches, just launched, and hybrid products that have been developed together with our partners mainly for the Scandinavian and NA markets.
“These new products, as well as the existing ones, will help us to further develop a sustainable growth in our mature markets and expand our business opportunities into new markets,” says Gustavo, who relocated together with his family from his native Spain to Ireland in December 2012, having spent most of his professional career working in the Automotive Industry in different positions.

Bucket Expertise

Throughout the years, Geith has become a bucket specialist offering a wide range of excavator buckets from 1t to 75 tons machines. They offer a complete range of bucket quality to match the toughest jobs and applications. Geith specialises in customisation to ensure the best fit on the OEM excavator as well as meeting the customer’s requirements.
Today, customers can choose between HD and Rock Duty buckets depending on their application requirements. A wide selection of widths and capacities allows them to maximise productivity and efficiency. Customers can even select their tooth option based on ground condition or preference.
Sales Manager Gerry Kealy says that especially for the UK and Irish market, Geith holds a significant stock of buckets (and hitches) to address rapidly customer inquiries.
“It is a key reason for the exceptional growth experienced in the UK throughout 2013 and it is encouraging us to be closer to our customers and reduce our delivery time.”
Geith also manufactures and promotes thumbs, angle tilt buckets, grading buckets, clamps, crushers, rippers and grapples.

Export Growth

Geith exports its attachment range to a worldwide customer base. It continuously focuses on developing a close working relationship with its customers who include dealers and equipment rental companies.

“The majority of our products are sold in the UK, France and North America. We are also making significant progress in expanding into South America, Italy, Australia and Eastern Europe. The development of new markets is part of our long term strategy.”

Future Prospects

One of the areas of expertise that the company is continuously developing is, of course, the manufacturing of quick hitches. It has put three robots into operation, increasing its capabilities for quick hitch production significantly.
The Gen 3 quick hitches, which have just been launched, are designed for robotic welding, which means they have fewer parts and enough clearance to allow for robotic welding. Adding robotic welding has increased the Geith factory’s capacity for production and made the factory much more adaptable to changing demands.

The new quick hitch can be manufactured quicker and easier than previous generations of quick hitches. In addition to making the quick hitches easier to manufacture, an additional locking feature has been added to increase safety.
“It is truly the nature of any business, and an often quoted viewpoint that, if you are standing still, you are actually travelling backwards. Geith has over 50 years of experience and knowledge with a continued product development and innovative spirit.
“We want to understand customer’s needs and to ensure we build lasting and trusting relationships with them. Every day we must continue to learn and adapt to our customers changing needs and to ensure we are the brand of choice for their business success. And new applications are emerging or being developed. Thus, Geith aims to further expand its current areas of expertise and also develop adjacent strengths and products as a business.”