AGI's 70 years of portable handling experience

What sets AGI apart is their commitment to providing the right grain storage & handling equipment.

AGI's 70 years of portable handling experience

What sets AGI apart from their competition is their commitment to providing farmers in Australia with the right combination of storage and handling equipment to suit their specific needs.

With over 70 years of portable handling manufacturing experience and over a century in manufacturing silos, AGI understands the values and needs of their farmer customers.

AGI's industry-leading portable handling equipment portfolio include augers, conveyors, post-pounders and hoppers through recognisable brands, AGI Batco, AGI Westfield and AGI Wheatheart.

Westfield, known around the world for their distinguished bright yellow and red augers, was founded in the 1950s by Abraham Plett, the owner of Pletts Industries in Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada.

With a belief in excellence and innovation, Plett started his company after learning of a failed resold auger undercarriage - and decided to improve on the model, developing the first Westfield auger in 1951.

Today, AGI Westfield augers are sold to farmers across Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States.


Batco was founded by Art Stenson in 1992 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a two-wheel hand cart and an unload belt conveyor.

Batco's success in the market was just the beginning, in 1996, Art Stenson, Rob Stenson and Gary Anderson joined together and founded AGI. Keeping with their portable handling foundation, AGI grew over the next four years through acquisition of complementary companies, Wheatheart and Westfield in 1998 and 2000. From portable handling, AGI continued to grow their storage, processing, and commercial equipment lines. Today, farmers and commercial operators across Australia recognize additional AGI brands like AGI Westeel, AGI MFS, AGI Hi Roller, and AGI NECO to name a few.



After 70 years, innovation remains at the core of AGI's values. Through listening to their farmer customers, AGI's manufacturing facilities and team of engineers continue to improve upon their original models and create industry solutions.

It is with this core belief that AGI Westfield's and AGI Batco's portable handling equipment are still the industry leaders, from the prairies of Canada to Australia and around the world, farmers trust AGI's 70-plus years of portable handling experience.

But AGI's innovation doesn't stop with their equipment. Over the last few years AGI has continued to advance and improve their service offering for farmers, with recent acquisitions of Intellifarms, Compass and Farmobile, creating their technology division, AGI SureTrack.

AGI SureTrack enables farmers to make the most of the resources they have and assists producers to manage inventories effectively. The AGI SureTrack technology has been installed in farms and storage facilities to enable precise conditioning of crops using aeration, fumigation, drying and rehydration techniques.

AGI is truly excited for the future and continues to move the dial forward on effective grain storage and handling solutions. With a dedication to continue to produce the highest quality equipment and offer unparalleled engineering support and services, AGI's focus remains on their local farmer customers.

To view AGI's portable handling catalog, or explore their complete farm equipment line, visit

If you have any questions or want to contact AGI directly, email



AGI business started in 1983 in Australia with Westfield Augers.



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