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legal form cooperative
founding 2010
Seat Apeldoorn , the Netherlands
management Kees Sijssens (CEO)
Number of employees about 3,100
sales around 2 billion euros
Branch Agriculture

Silo truck from Cehave

The Agrifirm cooperative was created in 2010 from the merger of Agrifirm with Cehave -Landbouwbelang. Both companies look back on more than a hundred years of history. Agrifirm has 15,000 Dutch agricultural and horticultural partners and employs around 3,100 people.

Core activities

Agrifirm supplies fertilizers, seeds, pesticides and other agricultural products. In addition, the cooperative is a wholesaler for grain. Other parts of the company produce animal feed for cattle, poultry and pigs. Overall, Agrifirm's global compound feed production in 2011 was around 4 million tons.


Agrifirm's headquarters are in Apeldoorn. In addition to various, partly specialized compound feed plants in the Netherlands, there are numerous factories abroad. Agrifirm produces in Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and China.

Agrifirm has stakes in around 60 garden centers, where various pet and garden products are sold to private individuals and farmers.


Agrifirm by 2010

In 1909 the Coöperatieve Landbouwersbank en Handelsvereeniging was founded in Meppel. It organized the joint purchase of agricultural products and promoted the sale of agricultural products. The business was later expanded to include a compound feed factory , grain silos and fertilizer storage. In addition, a bank and an insemination station for livestock were founded.

The original radius of action was initially around Drenthe and also included parts of Overijssel . In the 1960s and 1970s, this was further expanded through many mergers. In this process, the company was renamed Coöperatieve Landbouwbank Meppel (CLM) . In the 1980s the bank became independent under the name Rabobank Meppel en omstreken . In 1990 CLM , Aceco (Groningen) and CAF (Leeuwarden) merged to form Aan- en verkoop Coöperatie Meppel (ACM) . The merger in 2002 between ACM and Cavo Latuco from Utrecht was the cornerstone for the old Agrifirm. The sales area thus covered around two thirds of the Netherlands. The merger with Cehave Landbouwbelang also opened up the south of the Netherlands. In 2011 Agrifirm is one of the largest companies in the agricultural and horticultural supply market in the Netherlands.

Cehave Landbouwbelang until 2010

The Cehave Landbouwbelang (CHV LBB) was created in 2000 from the merger of Cehave with the Landbouwbelang . Cehave was previously active in Noord-Brabant , while Landbouwbelang had its customers in Limburg. The headquarters of CHV LBB was in Veghel .

On January 1, 2007, the compound feed manufacturer KOFU in Neuss was taken over by Cehave. On July 1, 2010, KOFU Tiernahrung Kottmann GmbH Neuss and Strahmann Strahmann GmbH Drentwede merged to form Agrifirm Deutschland GmbH. with headquarters in Neuss and Drentwede and from 2011 only in Neuss .

In 2007 this cooperative had around 5300 Dutch cooperative members. Production and trade in farm animal feed was the main business purpose. Before the merger with Agrifirm, Cehave Landbouwbelang had around 1500 employees. The current logo has been adopted by CHV LBB.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Key figures Agrifirm (Dutch) ( Memento of the original from January 24, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Agrifirm key figures ( Memento from March 23, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  3. on the takeover of KOFU