Gold sponsors

Branston Gold Sponsor BP2019

Branston was formed over 50 years ago. Originally set up as a co-operative of local farmers, we’ve grown over the years to become one of the largest buyers and packers of potatoes in the UK.  From our sites in Lincoln, Scotland and the South West, we supply some of the UK’s best known retail, wholesale and food manufacturing customers. And it’s not just fresh potatoes. We’re also continually developing our great range of innovative, ready-to-cook products for shoppers who want quicker and easier potato dishes.
We believe in a sustainable future for the UK potato industry and we’re continuing to invest and develop our business, building ever-stronger relationships with our growers and customers alike. We’re delighted to continue our Gold Sponsorship for BP2019 and we’re looking forward to meeting up with friends, old and new, at the show.

Grimme Gold Sponsor BP2019

Grimme is a World leader in the manufacture of innovative root crop machinery and supplies an extensive range of quality, specialist equipment to the UK potato industry. This includes machines designed for soil preparation, planting, irrigation, trailed-harvesting, self-propelled harvesting, handling, grading and much more.

We are proud to work with a national network of local Dealers who offer comprehensive sales and Aftersales support for Grimme equipment. We are dedicated to supporting our customer's needs through our UK dealer network backed by spare parts distribution and technical after-sales support from our head office at Swineshead.

Come and visit the Grimme UK team at BP2019 and learn first-hand how our experience and award-winning innovation make the experience of owning a Grimme machine unique.

Silver sponsors

Bayer Crop Science Silver Sponsor BP2019

Whether its tuber protection and Rhizoctonia prevention, weed control post-Linuron, blight strategies and resistance management to combat the latest blight strains or aphid control, Bayer’s potato technical team will be on-hand at BP2019 to offer advice and information.

Bayer are the biggest investor in crop protection research and development for European farmers. We have an exciting pipeline of new products coming, including a new low dose liquid nematicide that will revolutionise potato cyst nematode management and a herbicide that will give a new mode of action to increase weed control options for potato growers.

Doosan Silver Sponsor BP2019

Doosan Industrial Vehicle is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forklift trucks. Offering a complete product range of more than 200 models offering maximum durability, reliability and ease of use.

Once again, Doosan will be a Silver sponsor of BP2019, having exhibited since 2005. With a great reputation in the farming and potato industry for providing strong, robust, simple and no-nonsense machines.

Doosan provide all your Materials Handling requirements from one source: products, services, design, innovation, support, fleet management system & after-sales.

Haith Silver Sponsor BP2019

Haith Group, world leading manufacturer of machinery for handling root crops for potatoes, carrots, onions, swedes, red beet, and all manner of other vegetables. The company specialises in grading, washing, bulk handling, weighing, pre-packing lines and water treatment systems, using the latest computer aided design and production technology.

Today Haith is recognised as a fore runner in design and technology having won ‘The Queen’s Award for Innovation’ along with many other awards for its quality and design and is constantly launching new products which keep the company ahead of its competitors.

McCain Silver Sponsor BP2019

McCain is the nation’s biggest manufacturer of frozen potato products. With a household retail brand, foodservice business and ‘quick service restaurant’ range McCain continues to invest to maintain brand leadership and continued growth. As the largest purchaser of British potatoes, McCain has been building strong relationships with potato growers for over 50 years, many of which span three generations of farming families.

McCain contracts with over 250 growers from the Highlands down to Cornwall. The company has a dedicated seed business in Montrose, Scotland, and five processing factories across the UK.

Tong Silver Sponsor BP2019

Tong Engineering is an international leader in the manufacture of high quality potato handling equipment. Specialising in innovative systems for efficient potato grading, washing, polishing and processing, Tong equipment is renowned for gentle handling and robust engineering that is built to last.

From concept design through manufacture, project management and installation, Tong works closely with customers to design custom built handling solutions that meet current and future requirements, however large or small.

Incorporating the most advanced handling technology alongside intelligent controls and automation, Tong's industry leading equipment ensures optimum efficiency and productivity, for the complete potato handling solution from post-harvest to pack.

Bronze sponsors

Agrimech Bronze Sponsor BP2019

Our team is passionate about customer service and dedicated to providing the very best End of Line Automation. We manufacture reliable, quality products with the added security of Field Service Engineer support. Our weighing, bagging and palletising systems are labour saving with low-cost maintenance.

Complete control from conception to finished product means we offer the finest Automation Solutions to help your business.

Award-winning manufacturing is the heart of our team and customer service comes from the soul.

J D Cooloing Bronze Sponsor BP2019

Award-winning JD Cooling Group is the leading independent supplier of bespoke cooling systems to the fresh and processed produce industries. We offer the whole cooling package including natural refrigeration, automation controls, power, heat recovery and HVAC. With regional offices in King's Lynn, Manchester, Fife, Bristol and Kent, our experienced and dedicated service engineers are on hand 24/7, 365 days a year, throughout the whole of the UK.

  • JD Cooling
  • JD Industrial
  • JD Power
  • JDI Controls.
Shareteq Bronze Sponsor BP2019

Shareteq is delighted to sponsor BP2019 and looks forward to participating again in this important industry event.

We provide high quality solutions to potato processing challenges, covering everything from washing to final processing, by employing the latest technology such as the Step Peeler from Limas AB and the Agroselector Arcus optical sorter from Select GmbH.

Our project emphasis is always on helping clients to achieve the highest quality product and yield with minimum labour input.

UPL Bronze Sponsor BP2019

UPL Europe Ltd is a leading global producer of crop protection products.

Marketing and manufacturing a range of potato blight fungicides, herbicides, CIPC & Zeba. Including:

  • Fungicides marketed as CHAMANE, MANZATE 75WG, NAUTILE WG & PENNCOZEB 80WP
  • Herbicides marketed as QUIDAM & TROY 480
  • Sprout Suppressants marketed as PRO-LONG and
  • ZEBA UPL's novel drought mitigation technology.

UPL are constantly developing and acquiring new and cost-effective products for the potato grower.


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