It was in 1950 that Abraham Plett bought a grain auger to resell to a customer and when the auger collapsed under load, he took the opportunity to design a better undercarriage. Shortly after the manufacturer refused to incorporate his design improvements, Abraham decided to build a better grain auger himself.
Abraham sold his first two augers in 1951, choosing the name Westfield along with the now familiar bright yellow color, reminiscent of fields of golden prairie wheat. In 1965, he turned control over to his sons.
In 1968, a brand new 8400 square foot factory was completed in Rosenort, Manitoba. A redesigned grain auger and expanded model line-up were introduced. Sales grew locally and then into the US and overseas.
On May 15th, 2000, AGI acquired Westfield Industries.
An addition in October 2010 increased Westfield’s manufacturing facilities to 150,000 square feet, where Westfield’s now 200 employees produce a comprehensive line of portable grain augers.
Over the last 60 years, Westfield has developed and refined the finest grain augers available. With a commitment to farm proven designs and innovation, Westfield has earned a solid reputation for superior quality products. As a result, Westfield has grown to be the number one portable grain auger manufacturer in North America.
AGI is a leading manufacturer of seed, fertilizer, grain, feed and food handling, blending, storage and conditioning equipment. Our brands are amongst the most recognized in global agriculture in both Commercial and Farm sectors. We have manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Brazil, South Africa and Italy, and distribute our products globally. Our product catalog includes augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment, grain drying systems, as well as feed, food and fertilizer handling and storage systems.