A cooperative foundation
Agrico was established for the specific purpose of generating added value that would be difficult or impossible for individual members to generate themselves. This partnership forms the basis of our cooperative. The commitment and influence of its members are of great importance to Agrico, as is indeed also reflected by the organisation’s management.
|chairman of the Agrico Cooperative|
The Pool Committee serves as the contact for the members on the one hand, and the Director on the other. The Pool Committee promotes the interests of the members with respect to the cultivation contracts and the associated terms and conditions. The commercial policy is the exclusive responsibility of the Director of the private limited liability company.
The Appeal Committee evaluates and decides on submitted disputes between members/companies and the cooperative. The Appeal Committee consists of six members who are appointed by the Board of Members.
Private limited liability company
Agrico B.V. is managed by a Director who represents the private limited liability company and is responsible for its strategy and day-to-day management. The private limited liability company has opted for a single Director, who is appointed by the Supervisory Board.
|Jan van Hoogen|
Subsidiaries and joint investment interests
In August 2008, the legal structure of Agrico was changed. All company activities were transferred from Agrico Coöperatieve Handelsvereniging voor Akkerbouwgewassen U.A. to Agrico BV, with the exception of membership affairs, delivery contracts, buildings and terrains. The following table presents a clear survey of the subsidiaries and joint investment interests.
|Subsidiaries (Group companies):|
|Agrico Holding B.V., Emmeloord||Holding company.|
|Kweek- en Researchbedrijf Agrico B.V.||Breeding and Research company in Bant.|
|Leo de Kock en zn. B.V., Purmerend||Washing and packing company for table potatoes.|
|Agrico Polska Sp. z o.o., Lêbork, Poland||Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.|
|Agrico UK Ltd., Castleton, Scotland||Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.|
|S.A. Desmazières te Monchy-le-Preux, France||Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.|
|Agrico Nordic AB, Malmö, Sweden||Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes, sales of table potatoes and industrial potatoes.|
|SC Cartof Agrico, Brasov, Romania||Washing, sales and packing of table potatoes.|
|Interseme d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia||Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.|
|Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd., Edmonton, Canada||Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes.|
|Agrico East Africa||Cultivation, sales and distribution of seed potatoes|