AF is the largest agricultural purchasing group in the UK, strategically purchasing 10% of the UK's total farm inputs on behalf of 3,500 shareholder members, with a fast growing turnover of £250 million.
We are proud to have more than 50 years of heritage at the leading edge of the agricultural industry.
AF formed in January 2003, as a result of the merger of two long established Norfolk based buying groups - Loddon Farmers and Mid Norfolk Farmers, which were set up in the 1960s. Since then AF have expanded rapidly throughout the UK offering new and unique services.
From our purpose built offices in Honingham Thorpe, near Norwich, our 150 staff deliver specialist administrative and procurement support as well as the latest market information. We have a number of subsidiary companies to serve the wider industry. Find out more about Affinity, AF Biomass Limited and AF Finance Limited.
Spend £250 million
Through 1,900 suppliers
With 480,000 invoices per year
(we process 40,000 invoices per month)
Each year we source:
1/10 of the UK's farm inputs
200,000 tonnes of fertiliser
10% of the UK's total agchem spend
More than 14,000 tonnes of cereal and pulse seeds
105,000 mt of feed
80 million litres of fuel
500 cars per year
£2.19 million worth of tyres
£10.2 million worth of building materials
We also manage:
14,000 mobile phone contracts
5,000 fixed lines
6,700 electricity sites