IAnson Bros Group

Over the past  one hundred and 15 years, since its inception in 1900, I'Ansons has supplied farmers in Yorkshire and the North of England with high quality animal feeds from the small market town of Masham at the foot of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales.

Now one of the UK's most successful specialist suppliers of farm feeds, Micronized ingredients and horse feeds, with customers in over 30 countries worldwide, I'Anson Brothers Ltd is an independent, fourth generation, family-owned and family-managed company, still based in Masham.

"From a small shop in the Market Place in Masham, I'Ansons has grown into a business with an annual turnover of over £30 million and a workforce of 73."

As it enters its second century, I'Anson Brothers Ltd now has horizons that are far wider reaching.

One of the leading suppliers of premier animal feedstuffs in the United Kingdom, I'Anson Brothers Ltd is still a family-run business, with an exceptional strong management, production, distribution and administration team and can be flexible and responsive to the demands of customers. It prides itself on delivering a highly professional service , still retaining the personal touch .

I'Ansons great leap forward was the adoption of micronization in the late 1970's. Using gas-produced infra-red rays as a source of energy, this process of 'cooking ' grains greatly enhances the digestibility, palatability and feed value of peas, beans and cereals. In order to develop the opportunities, a new division, Masham Micronized Feeds was established.

Since the launch of Masham Micronized Feeds, which operates separately to I'Ansons, it has grown to become one of the largest manufacturer of micronized ingredients in Europe.

The modern, computer controlled manufacturing plant in Masham is at the forefront of technology within the industry, and deservedly stepped into the international limelight with a high profile win in the Microsoft 2006 Convergence EMEA Customer Awards conference in Munich, Germany, bringing home the 'Overall Excellence Award'. This prestigious award recognised I'Ansons as the 'best of the best', measured in terms of innovation, "amazing efforts in multiple customer award categories" and overall outstanding achievement.

"I'Anson Brothers Ltd recognises the importance of new ideas to the future development of the company, for which progress has been characterised by innovation."

As the company has grown, this has meant not only increasing the purchase of quality raw materials grown by farmers within the region and increasing sales of high-specification, cost effective feeds to livestock producers and horse owners, but also significant developments in the volume of Micronized ingredients supplied to specialist feed manufactures across the UK.

Despite all the changes in society, farming production and the technological advances over the last century, the family nature of the business we belive is one of I'Ansons greatest strengths.

That the fourth generation of the family is now involved is evidence of a valuable stability and continuity. Their deep involvement in the business reflects the family's undoubted and enthusiastic commitment to the business. Customers and suppliers also appreciate a direct link between themselves and the owners and managers of the business.

''Proud of our past,excited by the future!"