Origin Enterprises plc is a focused agri-services group providing specialist on-farm agronomy services and the supply of crop technologies and inputs. The Group has leading market positions in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Romania, the Ukraine and Brazil and is listed on the ESM and AIM markets of the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.
Origin employs 2,400 people and operates 32 input formulation and processing facilities, 112 distribution points and 73 demonstration farms.
The Group’s UK subsidiary Agrii is the leading provider of agronomic services in the UK with a strong team of agronomists, and specialist plant and soil experts. Agrii influences agronomic decisions taken on 33% of UK combinable crops, 55% of fruit farms, and 45% each of vegetable and potato crops.
The business is research led with 60,000 trial plots per year and a network of iFarms for demonstration purposes. Origin has acquired agri-services companies in Romania, Poland and Ukraine and is rolling out its iFarm model in those countries.
In 2017 the Group completed the acquisition of Resterra, the Digital Agricultural Services Group. Resterra, trading as AgSpace and IPF, complements the Group’s model of using replicated trials to develop growing systems and assists Origin’s growing digital technology capabilities.
Resterra specialises in the delivery of bespoke digital precision agronomy applications and is a leading provider of agri-tech services to primary producers, input manufacturers and agri-services companies.