Ecosyl and MTD/1 are Registered Trade Marks of Volac International Limited. Volac produces a range of Ecosyl silage additives aimed at covering a wide range of crops, ensiling conditions and potential ensiling issues. All of our silage additives have been thoroughly researched and tested, and are manufactured by Volac to the highest specification. We also offer a range of silage additive applicators suitable for all types of forage harvesting system and application from standard rate to ULV. Volac acquired Ecosyl Products Ltd, the UK based silage additive market leader with subsidiaries in USA and Canada. The combined strength of Volac`s sales, marketing and process capabilities with Ecosyl`s market leading forage products are creating a partnership that will drive future development and expansion of the silage additive market. Volac is one of Europe’s fastest growing and most ambitious international dairy nutrition businesses.
ECOSYL Products Limited has its headquarters at Stokesley, a picturesque market town on the northern edge of the North Yorkshire moors. The Headquarters includes Customer support, laboratory and manufacturing facilities.
ECOSYL Products Limited was originally part of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Based in the Agricultural Division, the business rapidly developed novel agricultural biotechnology. In 1993, ICI split into Zeneca Limited with the rump of the heavy chemicals business staying in a revamped ICI. The Agricultural Inoculants division continued its development under the wing of Zeneca. As time progressed and Zeneca became a pharmaceutical company it was clear that Agricultural Inoculants did not fit. Dr Beardsmore and Dr Owen acquired the business in a management buyout in July 1996.
An International Business
Since the buyout the Company has become a major International Manufacturer and supplier of forage treatments. The ECOSYL Products Group now consists of the following companies and has sales in more than 20 countries.
- ECOSYL Products Limited in the UK
- ECOSYL Products Inc, based in Byron, Illinois, USA
- ECOSYL Products Canada Limited, based at New Brunswick, Canada
ECOSYL Products Limited established a division - ROSEBECK Services - which acquires quality agricultural products from major companies and sells direct to the farmer.
A Quality Business
ECOSYL Products Ltd is accredited to ISO 9001 (2008) standards for the manufacture and supply of its product range. Full traceability of all products is provided through direct delivery, ingredient and product tracking systems. Extensive quality control checks are carried out to enable products to be supplied with guaranteed specifications and shelf lives.
Ecosyl Products Ltd Regulatory Affairs
ECOSYL Products Ltd is one of only a few companies in the silage additives field to have a function within the business devoted solely to Regulatory Affairs. ECOSYL Products Ltd has consistently invested in its Stokesley manufacturing and support facilities to meet the EU General Food Law and Feed Hygiene Regulations and the business is registered and approved as a site for the production of silage additives.
Products and Services
Since its foundation, the ECOSYL Products Group has focused on three main activities:
- Marketing and sales
- Research development
The company’s principal products are forage additives and treatments including inoculants and chemical⁄inoculant hybrids produced using its own patented technology.
A Research Based Company
A long tradition of research and development traces back to the company's origins as part of ICI Agriculture and the same principles of developing proven, cost effective products still holds true today.
Key technologies researched and developed by the company include:
- Continuous culture
- Bacterial stabilisation
Information and Technology Transfer
The company provides free advice and information to farmers, advisors, researchers and the agricultural media through briefings, dossiers and publications by its technical team and from its extensive technical library.