Background History of Ag-Tech Industries Ltd
Ag-Tech Industries has a rural background starting with Dairy and Hill Country Sheep and Cattle farming. This involved tractors, shearing, horses and most things associated with farming.
There was then a period in the motor industry that involved a trade certificate in automotive parts and merchandising.
Ag-Tech Industries then first started in business in 1972 wholesale manufacturing farm related products from canvas and leather. This then developed into retail, and the opening of a shop doing general canvas work, truck covers, upholstery and saddlery. We then specialised in stock horse saddlery and in the 1980’s started a mail order business supplying saddlery and saddles throughout NZ and made over 700 stock saddles. At this time we were trading as “RANCHWARE”.
When the stock horse on the farm began to disappear in preference to the Quad we felt it was time to change direction and designed and built the “Quad Pod”. We could see the potential in the Quad market and there was nothing like this on the market.
This was the start of Ag-Tech Industries and TRAX Equipment.
In 1999 we sold the mail order and then the canvas & saddlery side of the business and have since specialised solely on wholesaling ATV and UTV Cabs and Accessories, which we either manufacture or import.