At Potter Space, we pride ourselves on long term relationships and there isn’t a better example of this than our customer, AB Agri, which has been with us for nearly 50 years.
The company began as Kenneth Wilson Grain and was the first customer on our Ripon Business Park in 1972, a year after we had acquired the 41.5-acre site. It was also happened to be an early customer of our founder, Derrick Potter, who used to transport raw materials and finished products through his fledgling transport company.
Today the company operates as KW Alternative Feeds (KW), and is owned by international food, ingredients and retail group, Associated British Foods, which has sales of £10.2 billion and 97,000 employees in 44 countries. KW leads the development of alternative feeds in the UK, offering a wide range of dry, moist, liquid, blended and compounded feeds
Naturally the company has grown over the years and started blending at our Ripon site in the nineties. As the company has expanded its operations, Potter Space has been able to demonstrate its flexibility by providing increased warehouse and office space, on site, with the most recent move being in 2011.
According to KW, a key factor for its longevity at Ripon is the excellent transport links. With the A1M only 1.5 miles away it is perfectly located for receiving raw materials and distributing the finished product to their customers.
We also like to think it is the Potter Space way of working and our ongoing interest in helping to contribute to the success of all our customers.