CropTec will be the first face-to-face opportunity many growers will have to discover how one of the UK’s newest agchem distributors aims to make a difference on farm.
Having recently added on-farm agronomy support to its range of services Zantra is exhibiting at Crop Tec for the first time and will be using the event to highlight agronomic approaches to some key issues affecting UK arable farms.
One of the largest independently owned agricultural merchants in the UK, Zantra has recently opened two new depots in Kent and Shropshire. It is also recruiting a team of experienced agronomists and has a new regional trials programme.
This, claims the company, will allow it to add to its core existing supply business and respond to increasing customer demand across England.
Over the last ten years, Zantra has grown to a position of sixth largest agrochemical distributor in the UK largely servicing the farmer group and independently advised market sector.
The new business direction will allow the company to continue its rapid growth and expand its customer base, while giving farmers more choice of crop protection products in a consolidated market.
Providing the best service for both customers and suppliers has been a main focus for the company and that will continue with the investment in our agronomy division, explains Zantra’s managing director Murray Mackay.
“Zantra’s aim is to be the benchmark for technical agronomy advice and services,” he says. “Our business to date has been built on reputation, trust and unrivalled customer service standards, so we are now in a position to offer a wider advice-based service to those customers who have been asking for it.”
Crop protection solutions for combinable, vegetable and root crops are provided, he continues, with products being chosen for their ability to provide the farmer with a good return on investment.
“Having a comprehensive product portfolio, backed up by technical advice and an efficient delivery service, means that we are in a position to meet local needs on a national basis.”
With the company’s headquarters in Cambridgeshire acting as a hub, there are BASIS approved depots in Yorkshire and Hampshire as well as Kent and Shropshire, operating a 24 hour delivery service.