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About us

AGRO CS is an entirely Czech enterprise established in 1992. At the beginning it continued doing the work initially performed by Agropodnik Česká Skalice, which served growers in expert advisory, warehousing and application of fertilizers. In the following years, AGRO CS focused on building up on its expert knowledge and experience to expand its range of products with own substrate mixes and fertilizers in small consumer packaging. The systematic development of these activities made AGRO CS one of Central and Eastern European leaders in substrates, fertilizers and grass seed.

At the moment the mother company AGRO CS employs 240 people. With all the daughter companies there are more than 400 employees. The annual turnover on the domestic market equals to 1.5 billion CZK (58 mil €). The daughter companies are based in Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary and Romania.

AGRO CS has four divisions

Garden

The Garden division supplies the hobby and professional market with our own produce of substrates, fertilizers, grass seed and professional turf, decorative materials, plant-protection agents and other products for gardening. The division is active all over Central and Eastern Europe and holds an exclusive licence to sell the popular Kristalon fertilizer in hobby packages.

Engineering

The Engineering Division supplies technological line units for stocking, sorting, mixing, out-stocking and shipping of industrial fertilizers and substrates, bag and big-bag fillers. The division also runs a filling station, distributes AdBlue and packages for loose materials.

Agricultural services

The Agricultural Division supplies fertilizers and provides a full range of services for growers and distributors in the Czech Republic. Supported by a laboratory accredited by the Czech Accreditation Institute the division advises, consults, takes samples, performs physical, chemical and microbiological analysing of substrates, fertilizers, silts, feeds, fruit and vegetables.

BioEnergy

The BioEnergy Division operates a 1-4 MW bio-gas station with adjacent composting plant on the outskirts of Jaroměř. Both facilities transform plant-based waste materials into electricity and heat supplied to the households of Jaroměř, the composting plant produces certified compost for gardening and agriculture. The division also runs a small hydro-electric station on the River Úpa, which is situated within the premises of AGRO CS production and logistics centre in V Lukách.

PetFood

The PetFood division provides basic food of brand GRAND for dogs and cats. The raw materials are processed exclusively from Czech slaughterhouses. Daily collection guarantees the freshness of the products. The company put emphasis on the highest quality of the production, with manual work without the use of chemical preservatives and chemical additives. Our cans really contain 98 - 100% meat and other ingredients such as vegetables, pasta, etc...

History of the company

1974
The foundation of Agrochemický podnik (Agrochemical Enterprise, later known as Agropodnik, a joint enterprise); the subject of its business was to perform crop farming services and activities for its member organisations.
1992
Transformation of the joint enterprise into joint-stock company, establishing of AGRO CS spol. s r.o. (limited-liability company), which rented all the properties of the former Agropodnik and continued performing all its services, started producing and selling substrates, fertilizers and gardening equipment.
1996
Transformation of legal form from limited-liability company into joint-stock company.
1997
Launch of the first daughter corporation ABEX Substráty a.s..
2000
Launch of other daughter companies AGRO CS Poland Sp. z o.o., AGRO CS Hungary Kft a AGRO CS Slovakia a.s..
2003
Dissolution of Agropodnik a.s.; AGRO CS a.s. as the major stockholder takes over the assets of the former Agropodnik.
2004
Launch of daughter company AGRO CS Ukraine s.r.o., focusing on the extraction of black and white peat.
2006
AGRO CS a.s. becomes the major holder of AGROPODNIK ORLICE a.s. and purchases the Bezděkov facility (production and packaging of plant-protection agents).
2007
Purchase of the premises of a former TIBA corporation followed by a total reconstruction and development of a new production and logistic facility in V Lukách, officially opened in 2008.
2008
Complete reconstruction of substrate production facility in Česká Skalice and launch of biogas station in Jaroměř.
2009
Establishing of daughter company AGRO CS Romania S.r.l and establishing of daughter company in Lithuania UAB Baloša – peat extraction.
2011
Establishing of daughter company in Lithuania UAB Aliu Durpynas – peat extraction.
2013
AGRO CS a.s. becomes a major stockholder in agricultural enterprise NAHOŘANSKÁ a.s..
2018
In 2018 we acquired the company Jeseničan in order to enter the market of pet food, especially for cats and dogs, under our GRAND label.

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