Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are the official vehicle sponsor of the National Ploughing Championships. The 82nd National Ploughing Championships which run from the 24th to the 26th of September will take place at Ratheniska, Co. Laois. As Irelands largest Outdoor Exhibition and Agricultural Trade Show, the National Ploughing Championships attracts on average 1,100 exhibitors and 189,000 visitors. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will provide a fleet of their 4×4 pick-ups, the Amarok and Caddy Vans equipped with 4 Motion 4 wheel-drive.
Commenting on the announcement, Anna McHugh, Managing Director of the National Ploughing Association said “We are delighted to once again to partner with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at this year’s event. The Amarok proved last year that it is a perfect fit for our event and will once again be a huge benefit to the exhibition team during the site build and throughout the event. In addition to the Amarok this year we have been supplied with a number of Caddy 4 Motions which will give us additional event support.” Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand Director, Alan Bateson, added: “We are delighted to be returning once again with a sponsorship deal at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. The event proved to be very successful for us over the last number of years and gave us a great opportunity to showcase our vehicle range in its natural habitat.”
Pictured above are (from left to right): Alan Bateson, Brand Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles; Anna-May McHugh, Managing Director, NPA and James Sutton, Chairman, NPA.