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Drummonds was founded by William Drummond in Stirling, Scotland in 1760. Originally sellers of a wide range of seeds, including flowers, vegetable and grass seeds, the company also distributed bulbs and nursery stock. Many years later the Drummond family established a similar business in Ireland with two shops in central Dublin and national distribution for all its products.

In 1972, Drummonds added an agricultural division to its business based in Clonee, trading in grain, fertiliser, chemicals and agricultural seeds. The company, over time, increased its branch network, opening grain intake points at Ardee, Drogheda, Kells, Knockbridge, Dromore and Navan. A seed manufacturing facility was developed at Drogheda and a ruminant feed manufacturing mill at Navan.

Drummonds has over the years initiated a significant capital investment programme and developed the business across a more complete range of product lines, the animal feeds business has been developed and a chain of farm hardware shops added at our existing branches. We have developed excellent relationships with animal feed compounders, oilseed crushers, flour and oat millers and maltsters, allowing the company to develop markets for Irish grain both at home and abroad.

Drummonds agronomists work closely with our farmer customers, advising them on all aspects of crop husbandry. This relationship facilitates the introduction of new varieties, new production techniques with the objectives of improving farm profitability and developing closer trading links with our customers.

Drummonds Seeds

Drummond's core activity is the purchase and marketing of a wide range of grain types. The commodities handled include Feed Grains, Milling Oats, Milling Wheat, Malting Barley, Oilseeds and Pulses. In volume terms Drummonds is among the largest companies purchasing native grain direct from Irish Farmers.

Golden Acres

The Company operates through a network of branches in North Leinster, which act as grain intake and assembly points. They also supply a comprehensive range of agricultural inputs including fertilisers, agrichemicals and animal feeds; their fieldsmen liaise directly with farmers imparting advice on crop and animal nutrition.

Drummonds products are marketed through our own retail outlets, through our sister company's branch network and also through other Agricultural Merchants.

Drummonds Flynn Agri

Drummonds and Flynns Join Forces

At The Downs, Mullingar, Drummonds Limited and Thomas Flynn & Sons Limited established a new agribusiness venture, based out of Flynn’s premises at Junction 14, The Downs, Mullingar is known as "Drummonds - Flynn Agri". This partnership became effective from February ‘17.

Mr Thomas Flynn, Managing Director of Thomas Flynn and Sons said; “As we look to the future we believe this partnership will increase the competitiveness of feed, fertilisers, seeds and indeed the full range of farm inputs to our loyal customers. Drummonds has proven core strengths and scale in agri-trading and feed manufacturing. This development will enable Thomas Flynn & Sons to focus on other areas of our business. All of our Directors and Staff are looking forward to the advancement of this venture."

Michael Slattery, General Manager of Drummonds said "that a number of key personnel are to transfer to the new venture and his priority will be to work very closely with Drummonds-Flynn Agri staff, both on site and with the sales and customer service team to ensure a top class, quality service will be delivered to all existing and new customers of Drummonds-Flynn Agri .”

A brief history...

 

1760

Established - Stirling in Scotland as seedsmen and nurserymen

1843

Branch opened in Dawson Street in Dublin

1969

Grain store built in Clonee. Garden centre established on site

1972-1974

Company taken over by Denis Coakley Ltd

1974

Dublin premises sold and all activities move to Clonee. Diversification from garden to farmer interests

1981

Company taken over by Anglo Irish Beef Processors Ltd. Amalgamation with Dolans Seed and Grain business in Ardree. Company name change - Drummonds & Dolans Ltd

1987

AIBP Ltd. formed Food Industries to handle its non-beef interests. Drummonds & Dolans included as a subsidiary. Takeover of Minch Norton ltd. Company name change Drummonds Minch Norton Ltd

1992

Following reorganisation - name change to Drummonds Ltd. Activities in eight branches in the north east, Republic of Ireland. Trading as a wholly owned subsidiary of Greencore Group plc

1997

Drummonds added the following branches to its network: Edenderry, Enfield, Mullingar, Rathangan and Trim. These branches were formerly part of the Williams Waller Group which was acquired by Greencore in 1996

2001-2007

To capitilise on the buoyant Irish property market, Drummonds sold six branches, transferring much of the input business associated with these branches to its other locations

2020 .....

Drummonds has over the years initiated a significant capital investment programme and developed the business across a more complete range of product lines, the animal feeds business has been developed and a chain of farm hardware shops added at our existing branches.

 

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