Modern agriculture and food processing
Agrix: providing F&A consulting services for 18 years
Agrix was set up as an independent consulting firm in 2003 and originates from a holding company called Cebeco Group of Companies that was founded in The Netherlands in 1899. Cebeco was the leading Dutch agri-food conglomerate for well over a century. The holding comprised well known food companies, seed companies, agrotechnology, horticultural inputs, feed trading, consulting & business development services (Cebeco International) and many other companies. As Cebeco was a second-tier cooperative (a cooperative of cooperatives) and the member cooperatives (like AgriFirm and ForFarmers) had, after an extensive process of mergers, emerged as multi-billion coop’s, Cebeco was dismantled and the companies owned by the holding became independent or sold to the former member coop’s.
Cebeco International was continued after 2003 by the name of Agrix Food & Agriculture (F&A) Project Development. Agrix has always been very closely linked to the Dutch agrotechnology sub-sector and maintained close contacts with F&A technology developers and producers, both public and private. Agrix became an international project developer, its projects have a strong sustainability focus and are usually integrated in the sense that projects include both primary production and food processing. AgrInvest is a fully owned subsidiary of Agrix with headquarters in the city of Deventer, The Netherlands
Agrix track record
Agrix counts both Dutch and foreign companies of any size amongst its clientele, from SME’s to large corporations. These companies are active in any food or agriculture sub-sector.
Often it is a company that intends to acquire Dutch processing equipment and needs an integrated economic picture of the new company that includes the supply chain. Usually, the processing part of the business is not the most complicated, the equipment supplier will provide a quotation on the required equipment and the processing technology is proven. But the feasibility of the total operation depends merely on the quality, quantity, availability and price of input raw material. Primary production is usually key and is the real challenge in integrated food processing projects. Agrix is specialized in this integrated chain approach.
Companies that intend to attract additional finance, soft loans or grants usually need a detailed business plan. Financial institutions require a high standard business plan that includes reliable and realistic calculations. Agrix can provide this.
Agrix can mediate between client and external finance provider.