AFGRI Equipment is your reliable source of premium new and used agricultural equipment, tailored to meet the machinery needs of our customers. We are a 14-branch John Deere dealership group, but are also well supported by various other franchises to ensure we continue to meet the farming needs of our customers. Such other franchises include Kuhn, Manitou, Bourgault, Equalizer, Horsch, Croplands, Grainking, MacDon, Midwest, Gason, Marshall, Fieldquip and Agrowplow to name a few.
Our vision is to be the market leader in our field with a strong and reputable brand.
Our mission is to be the preferred supplier of premium equipment, services and solutions.
The company and staff live by a common set of core values: Integrity, Accountability (Respect), Teamwork, Passion and Service Excellence.
We strive to supply excellent after sale service through our parts and service departments. We have facilities in Albany, Boyup Brook, Carnamah, Dalwallinu, Esperance, Geraldton, Gnowangerup, Lake Grace, Moora, Perth, Pingelly, Wagin, Witchcliffe & Wongan Hills. We have the expertise and specialized tools to repair and service all the equipment we sell. Our service vehicles are well equipped to allow us to service and repair equipment on our customers’ farms. We further strive to employ highly-trained service personnel and we are dedicated to training apprentices for the future.
T & H Walton Stores started up over 40 years ago, and in 2004, the South African based company AFGRI Holdings Ltd. acquired the longstanding business. Since the acquisition, there has been significant investments in the infrastructure of the business, with efficient systems being installed and operational facilities developed and expanded. In 2013, our name officially changed from T & H Walton Stores to AFGRI Equipment. In 2014, AFGRI was purchased by a private company called AgriGroupe and unlisted from the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange). AFGRI Equipment now runs as a corporate structure with the necessary policies, procedures and financial backing in place.
The synergies between the two countries enable us to utilize AFGRI Holdings Ltd.’s dedicated training team as well as their specialists to improve service to our customers. With the backing of the holding company, AFGRI Equipment is well positioned for ongoing expansion.
The alignment with the holding company saw the appointment of Mr Patrick Roux as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr Roux currently controls 42 large dealerships in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Australia.
Mr Gollie Coetzee was appointed to the Board of Directors and serves as the Operations Director for AFGRI Equipment Australia. He comes with a proven track record and has vast experience in the agricultural industry, having previously worked 26 years for John Deere and AFGRI.
With the appointment of Mr Wessel Oosthuizen as Commercial Director in 2015, we expanded our footprint in Western Australia with the acquisition of Jolly and Sons in August 2015 followed by the purchase of Greenline Ag in August 2016 and Ratten & Slater Machinery in April 2017.