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.
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.
The company is the sole UK importer for the following machinery brands:
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.
Maschio Gaspardo - With Italian origins this global machinery brand is best known in the UK for its power harrows, rotary cultivators, ploughs, combination and precision drills as well as a comprehensive range of flail mowers.
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.
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