About Us

Small Enough to Care

Small enough to be different from some of the large multinationals that seek to dominate agriculture these days. Harlow Agricultural Merchants Ltd started in 1980 when 13 individuals left one such big company and set up the new business in rented premises on the edge of Harlow.

Small enough to be owned by our own staff and local farmers and for our customers to deal with individuals and decision makers not with a faceless bureaucracy or main board based in another country.

Small enough to know that our customers always have a choice, to deal with us or to go elsewhere, and we work extra hard to make sure they stay with us.

Small enough to know that every member of staff is important and contributes to the strength of the overall team and to have a very stable team with 4 of the original 13 staff still working for the company after nearly 30 years.

Big Enough to Serve

Big enough to be a significant player in the four arable fields of agrochemicals, fertiliser, grain & seed. Harlow Agricultural Merchants Ltd has strong links with all the major agrochemical manufacturers, with all the plant breeding companies, with all the major international fertiliser shippers and with all the key homes for arable produce in our trading areas.

Big enough to have the financial strength that is so critical in this day and age. Harlow Agricultural Merchants Ltd owns its own extensive site on the edge of Bishops Stortford with offices, warehouses and 40 acres of land and combines this with a strong balance sheet, sound credit insurance and responsible trading policies.

Big enough to bring a strong technical and innovatory contribution to our customers businesses. With our own in house trials on crops, agronomy and varieties and our development of many new areas such as industrial crops, Vistive oil production, Cropkare fertiliser and many others.

For details of jobs and careers with HAM, please see our Job & Career page.