Gold sponsors

Agrimech Gold Sponsor BP2021

Agrimech’s an award-winning agricultural machinery solutions and supply company, making and maintaining equipment for all stages of the weighing, bagging, tray-filling and palletising process.

From initial design to finished product, every aspect of the manufacturing process is overseen by our own in-house staff, and our machinery is made from stainless steel, so it meets the very highest and strongest standards.

When a customer purchases an Agrimech product, that’s the start of the relationship, not the end. We pride ourselves on making the finest quality machines possible, and all our staff knowing exactly how they work. Our team’s dedication to service and support has led to us winning numerous national customer care awards, so whatever the issue, you know that with Agrimech, you are in the safest and wisest hands.

We have also launched a revolutionary remote engineering system called Agrilink, so we can take a virtual visit to your machinery anytime, anywhere.

Branston Gold Sponsor BP2021

Our company was formed back in 1968 as a co-operative of local farmers all growing around the Branston area. Over the years we’ve embraced the changes in farming and retail to become one of the largest buyers and packers of potatoes in the UK. 

Branston sites are strategically located in the heart of some of the country’s best potato-growing land, with a dedicated producer group focused around each one. Our team comprises over 800 people, all devoted to delivering the best in quality and service to our retail, wholesale and food manufacturing customers. And it’s not just fresh potatoes. We’re also continually developing our great range of innovative, ready-to-cook products for shoppers who want quicker and easier potato dishes.

We firmly believe in a sustainable future for the UK potato industry and we’re continuing to invest and develop our business, forging ever-stronger relationships with our growers and customers alike.

Grimme Gold Sponsor BP2021

Grimme is a world leader in the manufacture of innovative root crop machinery and supplies an extensive range of specialist equipment to the UK potato industry. This includes machines designed for soil preparation, planting, irrigation, trailed-harvesting, self-propelled harvesting, handling, grading and much more.

Grimme UK & Ireland are proud to work with a national network of dealers who offer comprehensive sales and aftersales support for Grimme equipment. We’re dedicated to supporting our customer's through our dealer network and are proud to employ one of the largest teams of root crop professionals, specifically trained in spare parts distribution and technical after-sales support.

We’re excited to continue our Gold Sponsorship for 2021 and can’t wait for you to experience some classic Grimme hospitality at the UK’s number one potato event. You’ll also get to see first-hand, how our expertise and award-winning innovation, make the experience of owning a Grimme machine unique.

Silver sponsors

BASF Silver Sponsor BP2021

Working with farmers, agricultural professionals and pest management experts, it’s our role to help make it possible to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. At BASF we invest in a strong research and development pipeline, plus a broad portfolio including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming.

With expert teams in the lab, field, office and production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet.

For more information, please visit BASF or our social media channels.

Bayer Crop Science Silver Sponsor BP2021

Whether it is a unique nematicide solution, weed control products, blight strategies incorporating resistance management to combat the latest blight strains, or aphid control, Bayer’s potato technical team will be on-hand at BP2021 to offer advice and information.

Bayer are the biggest investor in crop protection research and development for European farmers. We want to help shape the future of farming in a way that benefits everyone and moves towards our vision of health for all, hunger for none.

Doosan Silver Sponsor BP2021

Doosan Industrial Vehicle is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forklift trucks.  Offering a complete product range of more than 200 models offering maximum durability, reliability and ease of use.

Once again, Doosan will be a Silver sponsor of BP2021, having exhibited since 2005. With a great reputation in the farming and potato industry for providing strong, robust, simple and no-nonsense machines.

Doosan provide all your materials handling requirements from one source: products, services, design, innovation, support, fleet management system & after-sales.

Haith Silver Sponsor BP2021

Haith Group, world leading manufacturer of innovative potato handling machinery. Haith Group are trusted and preferred suppliers to potato growers, packers, and processors around the UK and across the world, with machinery & systems always designed with maintenance, gentle handling & efficiency in mind. Graders, tipplers, fillers, washers, and polishers are just a few of the market leading machines that earned Haith ‘The Queen’s Award for Innovation’ amongst other accolades.

Haith are renowned for their market leading packhouse & processor systems and a new strategic collaboration with Grimme UK is giving growers of all sizes easy access to Haith products & services.

McCain Silver Sponsor BP2021

McCain is the nation’s biggest manufacturer of frozen potato products.  With a household retail brand, foodservice business and ‘quick service restaurant’ range McCain continues to invest to maintain brand leadership and continued growth.  As the largest purchaser of British potatoes, McCain has been building strong relationships with potato growers for over 50 years, many of which span three generations of farming families.

McCain contracts with over 250 growers from the Highlands down to Cornwall. The company has a dedicated seed business in Montrose, Scotland, and five processing factories across the UK.

Tong Silver Sponsor BP2021

Tong Engineering is an international leader in the manufacture of high-quality potato handling equipment. Specialising in innovative systems for efficient potato grading, washing, polishing and processing, Tong equipment is renowned for gentle handling and robust engineering that is built to last.

From concept design through manufacture, project management and installation, Tong works closely with customers to design custom built handling solutions that meet current and future requirements, however large or small.

Incorporating the most advanced handling technology alongside intelligent controls and automation, Tong's industry leading equipment ensures optimum efficiency and productivity, for the complete potato handling solution from post-harvest to pack.

Bronze sponsors

Agrimech Bronze Sponsor BP2021

Watson & Brookman & Agritec offer a vast range of machinery for the food processing industry. In addition to standard machines, we work with our customers to design bespoke solutions to their specific projects.

With over 42 years of experience, we’re continually developing our range, improving existing designs and developing new machines to further improve customer processing efficiencies. 

We produce quality, high-care equipment using the best components to ensure a long and trouble-free service life.

UPL Bronze Sponsor BP2021

UPL is on a mission to change the game, to make every single food product more sustainable. New for 2021, UPL have introduced ARGOS - a brand new bio control sprout suppressant for stored potatoes, containing orange oil as a natural active ingredient with excellent control and zero residue.

As the UK's leading supplier of FAZOR, a field applied maleic hydrazide, UPL now offer a complete sprout suppression programme from field to fork.
UPL also supply some of the UK's best known fungicides, herbicides, and biostimulants for targeted crop health and protection.  Visit us to learn more about our integrated solutions.


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