About BATA

BATA is a leading supplier of agricultural and energy products to the wider rural community. From our own manufacturing and storage facility deliveries are made to farmers, small holders and home owners whilst our 10 Country Stores stock everything from animal feeds to wellington boots. BATA is also a specialist supplier to the equestrian market through Robinsons Equestrian based in Malton or shop online at www.robinsonsequestrian.co.uk.

Established in 1894, BATA was created as a farmer’s cooperative and retains this structure today. Dedicated to supplying local farmers and those who live in the rural community, BATA specialises in offering quality products and services that support the livelihood and lifestyle of thousands of people who live and work in rural Yorkshire.

Our key areas of business :


A wide range of fit for purpose products and services for todays modern farm business.

Fuel, LPG & Heating Services

A complete service to agricultural, domestic and industrial customers

Country Stores

10 across North & East Yorkshire providing agricultural supplies, clothing, work wear, pet food and accessories

Specialist Equestrian Supplier

Based in Malton and online www.robinsonsequestrian.com is a one stop shop for horse and rider.

Sales and Support

Our staff have knowledge and experience and are always ready to help.

Want to work for BATA?

We want to hear from talented and enthusiastic individuals who feel they have something to offer BATA. If you have experience in any of the above key areas of our business then please visit our Join Our Team page.


Brandsby Agricultural Trading Association Ltd (BATA Ltd) was established in 1894 as a farmers co-operative in Brandsby 10 miles north of York. Early survival of the agricultural trading association is almost entirely attributable to the founding Brandsby pioneers and one Hugh Charles Fairfax-Cholmeley, Squire of Brandsby in particular.

Over the many years BATA Ltd has grown as a financially sound and well managed business enabling the society to invest in property and equipment in order to serve the needs of a growing farming membership. We now have a network of 10 BATA Country Stores, 2 Petrol Stations and Robinsons Equestrian across the North and East Yorkshire area

The Society, registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, has a Board of non-executive Directors who are elected by share members at the Annual General Meetings. The day to day activity of the organization is delegated by the Directors to a management team who supply a local, reliable source of products and services which provide good value and service to customers and members. Any surplus profits are in part retained for future investment and distributed to members as interest and dividend.

Currently there are more than 4,000 share members with a share ownership in excess of £5 million. If you would like to know more about becoming a share member please contact our Share Department on 01653 605200 or email sharemember@bataltd.co.uk

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