These are unprecedented times. What should have been a year of celebration for our 150th anniversary, has taken a very different and difficult turn. As all responsible businesses are doing, we are listening to the latest advice from the UK government and doing what we can to ensure that our employees and their families, our customers, suppliers and community stay safe. For a number of weeks, we have had a work from home policy for all employees able to do so, and have put additional safety precautions in place for employees who need to come to work.
As of today, 06 April 2020 We are currently open but with restricted manufacturing capability, with measures in place to keep our employees safe. Employees who can work from home are doing so, and we are running a reduced operation on the shop floor where we manufacture a wide range of products that are supporting the Covid-19 response. These include gas cylinder truck pallets and skids for oxygen tanks, that get used across the UK and Europe.
We are also continuing to support UK agriculture and delivering products to our network of dealers who are also battling through the current situation. Protocols are in place to ensure that we maintain social distancing, and we will work with individual dealers to help fit their situations.
There are fewer people answering the phones and emails at the moment, so please bear with us and we will respond to all of your enquiries.
Thanks and keep safe.
27- Mar-20 We are now closing to all but essential operations. Please bear with us as we enter this period. Best wishes to you and your families. Stay safe.
24-Mar-20, we remain open for business; manufacturing and delivering our agricultural products to ensure British agriculture continues to keep us fed. We will also continue to deliver our gas cages and vehicle pallets across Europe to ensure gas companies can transport the vital gas supplies where they are needed most. Our business will continue as long as we are allowed to and it is safe to do so.
Please bear with us if we take longer to answer phones and if lead-times are extended. Your patience is greatly appreciated in these challenging times.
Welcome to RITCHIE Agricultural
Over 140 years of manufacturing excellence.
Ritchie was established over 140 years ago as a blacksmithing service to the local community of Gateside in the County of Angus, Scotland. As farming advanced during the late 19th and early 20th Century, traditional blacksmithing skills were replaced with the manufacturing of a small range of innovative implements designed to improve efficiency and reduce labour inputs as horsepower gave way to steam and tractor power. This business expansion necessitated relocating from the country into the town of Forfar where Ritchie continued to develop and manufacture products for both the livestock and arable industries.
Today Ritchie occupy a 14-acre site on the outskirts of Forfar, which houses their manufacturing and business centre, and a manufacturing depot situated in Birmingham. Investment in the latest galvanising, CNC, robotic and computer technologies support a skilled and motivated workforce with products supplying the UK and world markets.