RITCHIE was established over 150 years ago as a blacksmithing service to the local community of Gateside in the County of Angus, Scotland.
As farming advanced during the late 19th and early 20th Century, traditional blacksmithing skills were replaced with the manufacturing of a small range of innovative implements designed to improve efficiency and reduce labour inputs as horsepower gave way to steam and tractor power. This business expansion necessitated relocating from the country into the town of Forfar where RITCHIE continued to develop and manufacture products for both the livestock and arable industries.
Today RITCHIE occupy a 14-acre site on the outskirts of Forfar, which houses their manufacturing and business centre, and a manufacturing depot situated in Birmingham. Investment in the latest galvanising, CNC, robotic and computer technologies support a skilled and motivated workforce with products supplying the UK and world markets