At Agrimec we believe that our passion and understanding for the ultimate in quality agricultural machinery will deliver you fantastic performance for all your farming needs. Especially during the time-pressed harvest period, where meeting delivery deadlines, whilst maintaining quality is of utmost importance.
We carefully select only the best products from the leading suppliers in the industry and with our well -equipped workshop in Ledbury, Herefordshire, we have the ability to modify your machine to your specific requirements, and make speedy repairs should you experience a break-down.
Through working closely with our customers and suppliers we have built an unrivalled level of experience and understanding of the needs of the cider apple farmer. We are able to use this to help you with selecting and specifying the best apple machinery product or solution to meet your needs.
Our dedicated team strive for excellence in everything they do and always have your needs at the forefront of their work.
The story behind Agrimec
Agrimec started in 1971 by Basil and Mary Clarke who had the contract to supply Panto (Hardi) sprayers to all the farmers who signed up to the Shell Agro Chemical deal. This deal consisted of an agreement by the farmer to purchase all of his agricultural chemical needs from Shell Agri Chemicals and he would be entitled to purchase a Panto sprayer at a subsidised cost. Basil delivered and set these machines up all over the country.
At a later date Agrimec were appointed Lamborghini tractor agents. This agency is no longer in place.
Firstly Guy Hickman bought the business from Basil and Mary and initially carried on the business as before. By this time the workshop was closed and the business very much reduced. Guy and Heather Parsons ran the Company alone until 1998 when Shane Halford was employed as a store man. He unfortunately had to leave six months later and his uncle, John Lancett, started in his place and was with us until he passed away in 2019 .
Carol started with us in accounts initially covering for Heather on leave, but staying with us. She is now the office manager and Company accountant and will turn her hand to anything!
In 1999 the assets of another business A E Wargent and Son were purchased from Tony Wargent at Canon Frome. The business was then incorporated into Agrimec. Along with the Wargent business came the distribution agencies of Perfect mowers, SFM fruit machinery, Florida sprayers (manufactured in Italy!). Also Pete Wargent was employed by the Company and the workshop facilities were again started. In addition to Pete Wargent, Phil Evans also came on board from A E Wargent and Son as a salesman. He had a long experience over many years in the agricultural sales business. Sadly Phil died of cancer in 2008.
Pete moved onto Cadbury Schweppes and Shane Smith started with us and remains with us today managing the workshop.
Heather left in 2007 and we now have a part time office administrator, Claire Geddes.
In 2009 Rich Kinsey started with us as a salesman having moved from Bulmers.
Agrimec similarly acquired the assets of Tubeclip and opened the Agrimec stock. The stores moved in above the shop in the new building. Tubeclip took over the old stores.
Rich Kinsey left us in 2016 and Guy took charge of all the sales. We have a new John in the stores who joined us in July to take on the stores. The original John is still with us working part time.
In 2019 Agrimec branched out offering Garden Machinery from the showroom at the bottom of the yard. We offer IBEA petrol powered Lawn Mowers, Brushcutters, Chainsaws and Strimmers. and the new Pellenc Alpha range of Pellenc Battery Operated Pruners Brushcutters and Chainsaws. Recently Liz has transformed the stores, bringing the popular items downstairs to the shop. One of the popular Cub Cadet ride on mowers is on display. We are currently refurbishing the upstairs area to make it a lawn mower showroom.
Liz unfortunately left us at the end of February and we are now looking for an enthusiastic stores person to continue her work.