Irish Potato Marketing Acquires A J Allan


Irish Potato Marketing Ltd (IPM), the UK’s leading exporter of proprietary seed potato varieties is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business of A J Allan, Scotland.

A J Allan has been in the ownership of the Allan family for 50 years and IPM is pleased to add such a distinguished company to its business portfolio. IPM is keen to build on the strengths of A J Allan in growing quality seed potatoes. In that regard, A J Allan will enhance IPM’s ability to meet its growing demand for its exclusive varieties. Scottish seed potato production currently enjoys a very strong reputation with global customers and the combination of IPM and A J Allan certainly has an optimistic future in meeting a growing customer demand for improved varieties and efficiently-produced quality certified seed.

IPM has a portfolio of over 25 exclusive varieties which are sold in more than 30 global markets. Customers are catered for from seed production operations in Ireland, Scotland, Holland, France, Denmark and Brazil. Its Scottish office is in Letham and the sales operation is co-ordinated from its Head Office in Dublin. IPM has been trading for over 50 years and is a subsidiary company of Donegal Creameries Plc.

Mr. Alistair Melrose and his team will continue to manage the business as usual under the A J Allan brand.

For further information on Donegal Creameries and IPM, please visit the following web sites:

Eve Nolan
Irish Potato Marketing Ltd
Tel:     00 353 1 2135410
Fax:    00 353 1 2958035

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