A tradition of
From a local Irish seed supplier to a group innovating Agri-Food solutions Internationally. The Arvum Group is passionate about shaping a sustainable future for farming.
Since the Arvum Group was founded in 1859 as William Power & Co., we have been developing new seed technologies and agricultural practices, by being focused on innovation and building trusted partnerships.
William Power & Co. established
William Power leaves Fennessy Nurseries Waterford to establish his own business, William Power & Co. and Powers Nurseries.
Second generation at the helm
William’s son Frank succeeds him as head of the business
Tobacco production begins
William Power & Co. start tobacco production and breeding under the guidance of American tobacco expert JN Keller, on loan from the Virginian State Authorities
Three generations of driving success
William Power succeeds his father, Frank as head of the business
With the end of WWII and the removal of subsidies, tobacco production ceases
Name Change to Power Seeds
William Power & Co. is incorporated as Power Seeds Ltd.
Over one century in business
William Power sells Power Seeds. Declan Power leaves Power Seeds but retains Powers Nurseries and becomes MD of Nickerson Plant Breeders Ltd in Ireland, part of Royal Dutch Shell
Declan Power, the fourth generation secures a management buyout of Nickerson Irish Plant Breeders Ltd. and changes the name to Seed Technology Ltd. (Seedtech)
After 129 years of trading, Powers Nurseries is wound down to allow the company to focus on the growing seed business
Research at the heart of our business
Seedtech develops its own in-house variety research farm
Business expands into animal nutrition
Establishment of Forage Systems Ltd to drive and support the production and use of home-produced forages and feeds
Innovating for five generations
Roy Power becomes the fifth generation of the Power family to lead the business, succeeding Declan Power as group CEO and majority shareholder
KWForage Systems established
Establishment of KWForage Systems, a strategic collaboration of Forage Systems with KW Alternative Feeds (AB Agri) from the UK to develop the sales and distribution of brewing and distilling co-products
Trident Feeds Ireland established
Trident Ireland was established as a strategic collaboration with UK based AB Agri to provide a range of ingredients and high-performance additives for the animal feed industry in Ireland
DLF Seeds Formed
Establishment of DLF Seeds, a joint venture and our entry into forage and grass variety breeding and sales
New seed processing facility built
A new state of the art seed processing and distribution hub, an investment of €5m representing a significant investment in the future of the Irish Agricultural Seed Industry.
This 52,000 ft² plant features the most sophisticated, technically advanced machinery available for the seed industry. With a specification engineered to process high-value cereal and grass seed, along with premium grains for the food industry, this investment will enable further diversification within the seed sector and showcases a commitment to enabling a more progressive and sustainable Irish Agri-Sector.
KWForage Systems becomes Specialist Nutrition
KWForage Systems name changes to Specialist Nutrition to more accurately reflect our market positioning as leaders in co-product management and animal feed solutions
Trident Ireland becomes ProNutri
Trident Ireland name changes to ProNutri to reflect the range of animal feed ingredients and nutritional solutions being supplied to feed mills and the merchant trade throughout Ireland
Specialist Nutrition enters US market
Specialist Nutrition moves into the US market with the establishment of Specialist Nutrition LLC, on the signing of an exclusive distribution deal with Attis Ethanol in Fulton, New York to supply moist and liquid feed to NY dairy farmers