OPICO Limited, the largest independent distributor of agricultural machinery in the UK with over five decades of experience and knowledge of the trade.
The company is the UK importer for the following machinery brands:
The company was established in Essex in 1966 as the daughter company of the “OPpenheimer Intercontinental COrporation”, an American agricultural machinery export business. The shortened OPICO name was used from the start for obvious reasons and has become synonymous with innovative concepts within the industry.
OPICO introduced machinery lines such as Hesston to the UK as well as importing some of the first Round Balers, Retrofit Turbo Chargers and large Disc Harrows. However, the success of the company and the product that farmers knew OPICO for until recent years was based around the recirculating batch Grain Dryer.
The company was established and built up by Jeremy Coleclough who moved it first to Spalding and then to Bourne in Lincolnshire, to a purpose built 45,000sq/ft Grain Dryer assembly factory in 1984.
In 1989 Jeremy became sole owner and ran the company until 2007 when he decided to retire after holding the reins for over four decades.
In 2007 James Woolway, the Sales Director at that time, bought out the OPICO trading company and became the new owner and in 2008 moved to a new 50,000sq/ft factory in Bourne where the company still resides today.
Over the years OPICO has become known as a company for innovation and this is very evident in the range today with many of the products being the first of their type in the UK. The company philosophy has always been to find something clever, different and beneficial to the farmer in the products that they sell.
At OPICO, we also work with our suppliers to develop machines for UK conditions and with a dedicated after-sales department, we are committed to supporting all machines throughout their working life. At OPICO, we stock a full range of genuine parts for the machines that we distribute, which are available from our network of dealers.
OPICO has a team of service engineers who cover the country, supporting our dealer service teams with the setting u of new machinery, undertaking PDI's and working to resolve any breakdowns. OPICO also have a team of Territory Managers and Product Specialists who work with our dealer sales teams as machinery consultants.
Today, OPICO Ltd is the largest independent distributor of agricultural machinery in the UK with over five decades of experience and knowledge of the trade.
HE-VA - Best known for producing high-quality sets of rolls, this Danish family-owned company develops innovative and robust cultivation and grassland machinery tailored to the UK market.
Sky Agriculture - French manufacturer of high capacity drilling solutions for all soil conditions and cultivation systems. Sky's EasyDrill has been designed for perfect seeding in no-till, min-till, into cover crops and conventional establishment systems making it a truly versatile drill.
Strautmann - For over 80 years, this family-owned German engineering company has developed market leading expertise in livestock feeding and forage harvesting machinery and manufactures a wide range of forage wagons and diet feeder wagons.
OPICO - Under the OPICO own brand name, OPICO distributes gas and diesel recirculating batch grain dryers, a large grassland range of machines, mechanical weeding comb harrows and interrow cultivators, post hole diggers, seeders and micro-granule (Avadex) applicators.
FarmDroid – Founded by Danish brothers Jens and Kristian Warming in 2012, FarmDroid is the world’s first fully automatic robot that both seeds and mechanically weeds. OPICO began distributing the FarmDroid FD20 throughout the UK in 2022.
Watch our OPICO 'Company Film' below to discover more about OPICO Ltd, the range of brands that we distribute, and to meet some of the members of the team who enable our dealers and customers to Profit from our Knowledge.
"Technology is undoubtedly the future of farming and machines like the FarmDroid will have a positive impact on agricultural methods. The training I received from Harvey on the FarmDroid FD20 will prove invaluable when visiting current and potential customers.
The strong relationship we have with OPICO means we can confidently support our farmers with any challenges we face when adapting to this new technology."
Mr Richard Perry, Agricultural Sales at Ernest Doe & Sons Limited.
"With so many machines on the market – you need to know your stuff when visiting customers. Glenn Bootman not only educated us on the HE-VA & Sky Agriculture range but he also covered current trends in farming such as regenerative agriculture and how this could affect sales trends.
He advised on how we can best offer the right tool for each individual customer’s needs. The Sky Agriculture EasyDrill aspect was especially interesting and the most informative, as it’s such a versatile machine, which is ideal for today's market. I must say, it was the best lunch I’ve had on a training day too!"
Mr George Hoare, Sales Representative at Turney Group
"The Grain Dryer training provided by Angus at OPICO is an excellent resource for anybody who services dryers, even if they have been in the industry for years. I found the day informative, all areas were thoroughly covered and followed by a really useful Q&A session. I have already used some of my new knowledge on recent servicing work and shared some new tricks with my colleagues.
I would also like to point out how knowledgeable and dedicated Shane is, one of OPICO’s Technical Support Engineers, he’ll always make time to help, and even called us when he was on holiday to check everything was working correctly."
Mr Finn Jones, Service Engineer at T H White Limited.