Martin Smyth was an employee of Halal, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo during the 80s. He was approached by the manager to take the work on as a contractor rather than an employee and that’s when Martin had a vision and Evergreen Fields was established.
Martin pictured here in the first truck he bought, a Volvo F12 ZDIW17. Operating a service of collection and disposal of blood, bellygrass and sludge from the meat plants throughout Ireland.
The striking blue and red colours became known throughout Ireland. Evergreen Fields expanded the business further and went into general haulage.
The headquarters of Evergreen Fields located in Kiltevna, Dunmore, Co.Galway.
The business quickly grew, now operating with 20 lorries on the road throughout Ireland and 10 lorries sub contracted between Ireland and the UK. ‘The phones would be ringing at 2 o’clock in the night, I had 2 phones myself – trying to keep all the work done’ – Martin
Pictured here is Martin with his two sons, Stephen and Padraig. At a very young age both had a keen interest in trucks. Padraig later in life set up a truck dismantling business in Williamstown exporting truck parts all over the world. Stephen stepped into Martins shoes and took over Evergreen Fields in years to come.
An injector that was used for the disposal of the waste, nutri-management plans would be drawn up and the waste would be injected into the farmers land.
Martin felt the colour green would be associated with the environment, so all 20 trucks were rebranded along with trailers and tankers.
The business continued to grow, Martin had ideas to go international but he decided to focus more on the waste and become number 1 in Ireland.
The Irish economy entered severe recession and unfortunately the business took a decline, Martin went from having 20 trucks on the road to only one.
Pictured here is Martin’s son Stephen, he had a keen interest in machinery and trucks from a very young age and luckily for Martin, Stephen returned home from Australia in 2014 with the same interest, so he decided to build Evergreen Fields back up again.
Stephen took to the road himself with the one and only truck, unsure what the future holds. But with Stephens drive and determination, it wasn’t long before word started to spread about the good service provided.
Stephen had now purchased 3 trucks and could already see the demand was high for the service he was providing. Busy spreading our low cost fertiliser on farms throughout Ireland.
Evergreen Fields are the market leaders in supplying low cost fertiliser to farmers in Ireland. They have been internationally recognised with ISO standard of achievement, have been short listed for several awards and are continuing to grow and expand.