About Agricon

Agricon was established in 1993 and has been crowned twice as “South Africa’s Entrepreneur of the Year” and also won various other titles for our innovative and robust designs. Our machines and equipment are designed and built in South Africa and we export to over 27 countries. These machines are well known for their intelligent control panels we developed, making pelletizing much easier.  We pride ourselves on our excellant craftmanship, robustness and practical design of our machines.

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The development of the Agricon pellet mill (pellet machine or pellet press) range saw the company growing from a one-man business to an Internationally recognized role player in the pelleting Industry.

Agricon Pelleting owns pelletising technology in the fields of biomass pelleting and feed mills that has no competition in the World.

Agricon’s machines can produce pellets from material that have never been pelletised before.


Please enjoy the video above which explains the Agricon principles and gives an overview of what we manufacture for the animal feeds-, fertiliser- and various other organic material industries. We also provide pelleting solutions for hundreds of alternative materials which clients may want to compact into a pelleted form, thus not limiting the application to only animal feeds.

This equipment is available in various sizes and powered by options like PTO-Driven, Single Phase-, and Three Phase Power, depending on capacity requirements.


2004 South African National Innovation Prize winner.


Elected by Autodesk SA for their success story two years in a row (2006 and 2007) for the first machine produced by a small South African company to get full CE approval from Europe and designs being in demand from clients all over the world


Johan Eksteen, owner of Agricon Pty Ltd – a worldwide supplier of pelletizing machinery and equipment as well as agri–processing factories – was awarded the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year® title at the annual 2014 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® Competition, held in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 3 September 2014.


Agricon is the overall 2016 South African Entrepreneur of the Year.


Awarded the “ILO Best Business Concept”, the UV Achiever.


In 2017 Johan Eksteen was awarded the University of the Free State’s Cum Laude Alumni Award for excellence in business. Making a mark on the South African economy through his business dealings with Agricon.


Agricon has grown its reach to 27 countries all over the World, and exports around 40% of the Agricon Pelleting Machinery.

Talk to us for guidance on the best pelletising machine and layout options.

With over 30 years industry experience, we can provide the best advice on a broad spectrum of pelletising solutions.

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