The founder company, Masterburn, was formed in 2002 by its present partners Darryl and Beverley Hylands, to supplement the overall income for their poultry farm. The formation of Masterburn arose from the Hylands’ inability to source a machine which could dispose poultry carcasses from their own farm. Every machine they found could not meet the requirements of an intensive poultry unit.
What started off as a small idea soon grew into something much bigger, when they began making machines for other poultry farmers, veterinary practices, pig farmers, butchers, the fish industry etc across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Due to the fast growth of Masterburn, the company was encouraged to expand. A parent company was formed called Old Bann Enterprises (OBE), which now carries out full engineering contracts, but still specialises in Incinerators and Agricultural trailers. They now manufacture a wide, constantly expanding, range of agricultural equipment which is exported to such countries as Poland, Iceland, Vietnam, Australia and Afghanistan to name but a few.
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