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Our History

Since our inception in 1994, we have grown to become a force to reckon with in agribusiness and technology and innovation in Uganda.

We are a private limited company and a subsidiary of Balton CP which is owned by CP Holdings Limited, a British company with international presence across a number of territories namely the United Kingdom, Central and Western Europe as well as Sub-Saharan Africa.

We pride ourselves in understanding the full spectrum of agribusiness because of our holistic approach to farming through our three business divisions namely Chemicals and Fertilisers, Seeds, Greenhouse and Irrigation. Through decades of partnership with our farmers, we have become a “one-stop shop” for Ugandan farmers’ agricultural needs, while playing a significant role in bringing the Ugandan agriculture industry to its best.

As pioneers in the agribusiness sector in our market, we have availed and deployed knowledgeable and committed agronomists to meet and solve farmers’ farming challenges throughout Uganda.

Our work cuts across small, medium and large scale farming projects. In our irrigation systems and greenhouses, our expertise is demonstrated in the design, installation, commissioning, and servicing which is of superior quality.

We have also been at the forefront of innovative technology in Uganda by providing customers with the most contemporary solutions in security, cyber security, communication, networks and power.

We provide advanced technological solutions that suit the growing needs of our customers through our fully equipped service center in Kampala manned by a highly qualified and experienced presales and technical team.

Our expertise in designing, installing, commissioning and servicing of different systems is unmatched. Through our dedication to service delivery, real time after sale support and quality products, we have over time become the face of innovative technology in Uganda.

Our business focus lies in the following main strategic areas:

Agribusiness

• Chemicals

• Fertilizers

• Greenhouses

• Irrigation

• Seeds

Technology & Innovation

• Security

• Communication

• Cyber Security

• Network

• Power

Electromechanical

• Air Conditioning

• Solar Water Heating Systems

• Power Generators

drip irrigation balton uganda

Our History

Since our inception in 1994, we have grown to become a force to reckon with in agribusiness and technology and innovation in Uganda.

We are a private limited company and a subsidiary of Balton CP which is owned by CP Holdings Limited, a British company with international presence across a number of territories namely the United Kingdom, Central and Western Europe as well as Sub-Saharan Africa.

We pride ourselves in understanding the full spectrum of agribusiness because of our holistic approach to farming through our three business divisions namely Chemicals and Fertilisers, Seeds, Greenhouse and Irrigation. Through decades of partnership with our farmers, we have become a “one-stop shop” for Ugandan farmers’ agricultural needs, while playing a significant role in bringing the Ugandan agriculture industry to its best.

As pioneers in the agribusiness sector in our market, we have availed and deployed knowledgeable and committed agronomists to meet and solve farmers’ farming challenges throughout Uganda.

Our work cuts across small, medium and large scale farming projects. In our irrigation systems and greenhouses, our expertise is demonstrated in the design, installation, commissioning, and servicing which is of superior quality.

We have also been at the forefront of innovative technology in Uganda by providing customers with the most contemporary solutions in security, cyber security, communication, networks and power.

We provide advanced technological solutions that suit the growing needs of our customers through our fully equipped service center in Kampala manned by a highly qualified and experienced presales and technical team.

Our expertise in designing, installing, commissioning and servicing of different systems is unmatched. Through our dedication to service delivery, real time after sale support and quality products, we have over time become the face of innovative technology in Uganda.

Our business focus lies in the following main strategic areas:

Agribusiness

• Chemicals

• Fertilizers

• Greenhouses

• Irrigation

• Seeds

Technology & Innovation

• Cyber security

• Security

• Communication

• Network

• Power

Electromechanical

• Air conditioning

• Solar water heating systems

• Power generators

Our

Executive Team

Our Board is responsible for financial performance, strategic direction, major acquisitions and disposals, overall risk management, business planning as well as capital expenditure and operational budgeting.

Our Executive Team

Our Board is responsible for financial performance, strategic direction, major acquisitions and disposals, overall risk management, business planning as well as capital expenditure and operational budgeting.

Andy Baker

Group Chief Executive Officer

Andy holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cranfield University, UK.

He joined BCP in January 2016 as Chief Excecutive Officer from G4S, where he spent four years as Regional President, Africa. Prior to this, he spent several years at DHL in addition to serving as Group COO of Altech.

Andy has 30 years’ experience in general management, having worked on four continents.

Matthew Dunne

Group Chief Operations Officer

Matt joined Balton CP in January 2020. 

A Civil Engineering graduate of Bolton University, Matt holds an MBA from Durham University and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior management roles with some of the largest conglomerates in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, including the Alsayer and DAL Group operating in a number of the world’s toughest markets including Iraq, South Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

Kevin Torlage

Group Chief Financial Officer

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzberg and a Diploma in Accounting.

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified in South Africa. He has 28 years of extensive experience in Audit, Management and Finance.

He joined BCP in 2016 from Ageis Defence Services Limited where he was the Finance Director. Prior to this, he held various executive management positions at Barloworld Handling Ltd, Bidcorp plc – London, Stemcor Limited London and Deloitte & Touche.

Our Pillars

In a bid to support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), we are aligned to four critical goals.

Environmental
Conservation

Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and accounts for many livelihoods across the country. However, the effects of global warming have been evident. This has resulted in threatened food security due to soil degradation and crop failure.

We embrace and take an active role in educating and practicing sustainable farming techniques. We pledge to increase the quantity and quality of our farmers’ harvest, whilst limiting the impact on the environment with an aim of contributing to global food security.

Together we can achieve this through our promise of:

  • Increasing our customer’s knowledge and ability to mitigate the impact of climate change through the use of innovative and modern technology that is environmentally safe.
  • Improving our commitment to working with local businesses and our partners in order to protect and safeguard the environment by choosing sustainable methods of development.
  • Selecting the best farming and technology solutions for our customers while protecting the local environment, communities and nature.
  • Developing and providing quality hybrid seeds that are adaptable and capable of dealing with changing climatic conditions and emerging diseases.
  • Encouraging the use of organic farming methods.

Technical Know How

We strive to provide timely and technologically advanced solutions that ensure growth and sustainability for farmers and businesses in Uganda.

Motivated by our passion for empowering people, coupled with a pioneering spirit of introducing new, cutting-edge technologies and knowledge, we are proudly engaged with our customers who invest in enriching the lives of their communities by bringing new services to them.

Our greatest asset is rooted in diverse local knowledge, and putting people and communities’ interests first and foremost. This has been demonstrated through:

  • Our investment in field agronomists & technicians, and their role in both our large scale and small-scale farmers’ journeys. They regularly offer their professional guidance to farmers through knowledge exchange – training on new seed varieties, soil and seed preparation prior to planting, crop protection and nutrition using globally certified chemicals and fertilizers as well as irrigation and green housing solutions.
  • Our technology and innovations business which has garnered technical expertise has guided and managed diverse projects across various business sectors in the country.

Technological Advancement

We work in markets that are fast-changing and often challenging. In recent times, businesses across diverse sectors face a myriad of challenges such as lack of adequate infrastructure, climate change and insufficient information knowledge base.

We address those challenges with our promise to offer solutions for safety, resilience, digitization, agility and sustainability.

In agribusiness:

  • We provide innovation that boosts yields by more accurately identifying and predicting deficiencies in the crop and the soil as well as early warnings on problems like diseases or pests.
  • Our automated irrigation provides efficiencies in the use of water, fertilizers and pesticides, which in turn keeps production cost and food prices down.
  • Our state of the art greenhouses ensure that light and temperature control are monitored to produce quality yields.

In technology and innovation:

  • As we experience a rise in terrorism and hence the need to keep businesses, public places, institutions of learning and other facilities safe, our solutions are offering increased worker and property safety through the provision of modern, state of the art safety equipment.
  • Building and equipment management.

Exceptional Ethical Standards

We do everything we can to ensure that our impact on society is positive and benefits the wider community as well as the business environment in which we operate.

Our Commitment to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

  • We ensure that we have complied with all applicable environmental health and safety (EHS) laws, regulations and requirements across our business activities in all countries in which we operate.
  • Our selection of suppliers, business partners and contractors puts into consideration their ability to run safe and environmentally responsible operations.

Our Commitment to Anti- Slavery

  • We have committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Our Commitment to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

  • We ensure that all health and safety hazards and incidents are promptly reported and investigated and that appropriate control measures are implemented to eliminate or minimize the risk of recurrence.

Our Commitment to Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR)

  • We respond to emergencies swiftly and effectively with the foremost goals of preserving life, protecting the organization’s property and restoring day to day operations as quickly as possible.
  • We react effectively to a major incident directly affecting the business so that it can, as is reasonably practicable, continue to provide essential services in the event of an emergency.

Environmental Conservation

Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and accounts for many livelihoods across the country. However, the effects of global warming have been evident. This has resulted in threatened food security due to soil degradation and crop failure.

We embrace and take an active role in educating and practicing sustainable farming techniques. We pledge to increase the quantity and quality of our farmers’ harvest, whilst limiting the impact on the environment with an aim of contributing to global food security.

Together we can achieve this through our promise of:

  • Increasing our customer’s knowledge and ability to mitigate the impact of climate change through the use of innovative and modern technology that is environmentally safe.
  • Improving our commitment to working with local businesses and our partners in order to protect and safeguard the environment by choosing sustainable methods of development.
  • Selecting the best farming and technology solutions for our customers while protecting the local environment, communities and nature.
  • Developing and providing quality hybrid seeds that are adaptable and capable of dealing with changing climatic conditions and emerging diseases.
  • Encouraging the use of organic farming methods.

Technical Know How

avigilon balton uganda

We strive to provide timely and technologically advanced solutions that ensure growth and sustainability for farmers and businesses in Uganda.

Motivated by our passion for empowering people, coupled with a pioneering spirit of introducing new, cutting-edge technologies and knowledge, we are proudly engaged with our customers who invest in enriching the lives of their communities by bringing new services to them.

Our greatest asset is rooted in diverse local knowledge, and putting people and communities’ interests first and foremost. This has been demonstrated through:

  • Our investment in field agronomists & technicians, and their role in both our large scale and small-scale farmers’ journeys. They regularly offer their professional guidance to farmers through knowledge exchange – training on new seed varieties, soil and seed preparation prior to planting, crop protection and nutrition using globally certified chemicals and fertilizers as well as irrigation and green housing solutions.
  • Our technology and innovations business which has garnered technical expertise has guided and managed diverse projects across various business sectors in the country.

Technological Advancement

We work in markets that are fast-changing and often challenging. In recent times, businesses across diverse sectors face a myriad of challenges such as lack of adequate infrastructure, climate change and insufficient information knowledge base.

We address those challenges with our promise to offer solutions for safety, resilience, digitization, agility and sustainability.

In agribusiness:

  • We provide innovation that boosts yields by more accurately identifying and predicting deficiencies in the crop and the soil as well as early warnings on problems like diseases or pests.
  • Our automated irrigation provides efficiencies in the use of water, fertilizers and pesticides, which in turn keeps production cost and food prices down.
  • Our state of the art greenhouses ensure that light and temperature control are monitored to produce quality yields.

In technology and innovation:

  • As we experience a rise in terrorism and hence the need to keep businesses, public places, institutions of learning and other facilities safe, our solutions are offering increased worker and property safety through the provision of modern, state of the art safety equipment.
  • Building and equipment management.

Exceptional Ethical Standards

We do everything we can to ensure that our impact on society is positive and benefits the wider community as well as the business environment in which we operate.

Our Commitment to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

  • We ensure that we have complied with all applicable environmental health and safety (EHS) laws, regulations and requirements across our business activities in all countries in which we operate.
  • Our selection of suppliers, business partners and contractors puts into consideration their ability to run safe and environmentally responsible operations.

Our Commitment to Anti- Slavery

  • We have committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Our Commitment to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

  • We ensure that all health and safety hazards and incidents are promptly reported and investigated and that appropriate control measures are implemented to eliminate or minimize the risk of recurrence.

Our Commitment to Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR)

  • We respond to emergencies swiftly and effectively with the foremost goals of preserving life, protecting the organization’s property and restoring day to day operations as quickly as possible.
  • We react effectively to a major incident directly affecting the business so that it can, as is reasonably practicable, continue to provide essential services in the event of an emergency.

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