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Our History

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Origin History

1897

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Horace Plunkett – 1854-1932. Founding father of modern Irish Agriculture.

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Origin history dates to 1897 - directly descended from the Irish Agricultural Wholesale society “IAWS”, established to supply inputs and supplies to Irish co-operatives.

1988

IAWS

IAWS was floated on the Irish Stock Exchange欧洲杯官网投注 - principally engaged in agri-nutrition and ambient food activities.

1997

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欧洲杯官网投注IAWS commenced a strategic repositioning into Lifestyle Foods.

2006

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IAWS announced its intention to create a specialist focus around the original core agri-nutrition and ambient food businesses.

2007

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Origin Enterprises plc was established as a standalone business 欧洲杯官网投注- focused on the original agribusiness and ambient food businesses of IAWS.

2008

Masstock

Acquisition of Masstock - establishing a direct on farm relationship to complement the Group’s B2B businesses which historically sold inputs to Co-operatives and wholesalers.

2009

Bg seeds

Acquisition of GB Seeds 欧洲杯官网投注- specialist provider of added value cereals, pulses and small seeds.

CSC Crop Protection

Acquisition of CSC Crop protection - direct to farm advisory and crop inputs distributor based in Scotland and the North East of England.

2010

Feed strategy

Establishment of an all-Ireland grain and feed handling, logistics and trading platform through the integration of Origin’s feed business in the Republic of Ireland with the feed business of Origin and Barnett in Northern Ireland

2011

Rt

Acquisition of Rigby Taylor - a leading UK service provider supplying advice and technical product solutions to the professional sports turf, landscape and amenity sectors.

Uap

Acquisition Of United Agri Products - a premier provider of agronomy services to UK arable, fruit and vegetable growers.

Carrs

Acquisition of Carrs Fertilisers 欧洲杯官网投注- engaged in the blending of raw fertiliser materials into finished product in England and Scotland.

2012

Agrii

欧洲杯官网投注The Group amalgamated its UK agronomy services businesses under a new identity Agrii.

欧洲杯官网投注The Agrii brand expresses the essential attributes of our agronomy services business; a commitment to research based agri-intelligence, the expertise of our agronomists and the increased power of individuals working together for the benefit of farmers.

2014

Agroscope

Ukraine Agri-Services expansion - acquisition of a controlling interest in the Ukraine based agronomy services company Agroscope. Providing high specification inputs, and advisory support to arable and root crop growers.

2015

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Romania Agri-Services expansion - acquisition of two agronomy services businesses Redoxim and Comfert, providing agronomy services, macro and micro inputs to arable, vegetable and horticulture growers.

Foliq

Poland Agri-Services expansion欧洲杯官网投注 - acquisition of Kazgod, a manufacturer of micro-nutrition applications, which track users’ intake of basic vitamin and minerals.

Seeds

Acquisition of ReSo Seeds 欧洲杯官网投注- one of the UK's leading mobile seed processing companies.

2016

Headland

Acquisition of Headland Amenity - a UK and European sports turf inputs manufacturer and supplier.

2017

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Acquisition of Resterra Group欧洲杯官网投注 – better known as AgSpace and Intelligent Precision Farming (IPF). Providing an important enhancement to Origin’s growing digital technology capabilities

Linemark

Acquisition of Linemark International 欧洲杯官网投注- Sports and Amenity paint manufacturer.

Bunn

Acquisition of Bunn Fertilisser 欧洲杯官网投注- UK prescription fertiliser blender, optimising the group’s UK fertiliser supply chain.

2018

Pillaert

Acquisition of Pillaert-Mekoson Group - provider of standard and prescription fertilisers in Belgium and surrounding regions.

Fortgreen

欧洲杯官网投注Acquisition of a 65 per cent controlling interest in the Brazilian based speciality nutrition and crop inputs business, Fortgreen Commercial Agricola Ltda

2019

Symbio 3x

Acquisition of Symbio - a UK manufacturer and distributor of microbial additive products, biostimulants and microbial fertilisers.