Founded in 1999 by Johan Kruijthoff from The Netherlands, the company specialized in the trade and service of potato, vegetable and beet technology from the very beginning. Grimme was the first supplier and looks back on more than 20 years of successful partnership with Agrarada. The company’s own sales and service staff cover the entire territory of Poland and western Ukraine.
“Poland is one of the most important potato and vegetable growing regions in Europe, and this acquisition will enable us to further increase our presence in the market,” says Sebastian Talg, Managing Director of Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik. “Polish and Ukrainian customers can continue to rely on our sales, service and the prompt spare parts supply. We will also make an offer of continued employment to all 20 employees,” added Dr Michael Tönnies, Managing Director of the Grimme Group.
“We have always put a lot of heart and soul into the company and are glad that Grimme is continuing and developing the company. Our workforce is familiar with Grimme and knows that it will have a positive future,” founder Johan Kruijthoff and co-partner Arek Brzyski make clear.
Grimme has been active in Poland for over 40 years and in 2010 founded its own sales and service company in Środa Wielkopolska, 30 km southwest of Poznan. Eight employees from Grimme Polska are responsible for the local sales and service partners and form a powerful interface to the factory in Damme and to the local Premium Partners.
Agrarada was founded in 1999 by Johan Kruijthoff, who was already intensively involved in potato cultivation in his homeland The Netherlands. One of the first employees, Arek Brzyski, became a co-partner in the company in 2004. Today, 20 employees work for the agricultural machinery retailer, which has also been marketing spare parts online since 2017. Agrarada has been selling agricultural machinery to Ukraine since 2000 and opened a branch there in Korchiv (Lviv Oblast) in 2019.