A Family Story of Growth and Success
When Kurt and Vera Lipp settled in Kerang in 1959 they couldn’t have imagined where the family business would be today.
Operating out of a railway shed at the Kerang sale yards, the family took on the Pivot fertiliser Distributorship back in 1967 and so began their association with fertiliser sales and spreading in and around Northern Victoria.
Over the years, the company grew to include New South Wales, opening fertiliser depots in Barham, Wakool, Moulamein, Pyramid Hill, Swan Hill, Birchip, Leitchville and establishing associations with agents in Balranald and the expansion didn’t stop there. In 1984 Lipp’s took over Dartagook Salt which complemented its freight operations with a daily delivery of salt to Melbourne with a return delivery of fertiliser. Lipp’s also established Kerang Gypsum Supplies – again a natural fit with their current services and have recently purchased Mallee Gypsum to guarantee supply to our customers well into the future.
In 2013 another chapter in the Lipp journey began by joining an aliance with NRI a national buying and marketing group. This enabled us to supply our customers with Rural Merchandise including Crop Chemicals, Pasture Seed, Animal Health, Fencing and associated lines. Moving into our new office and warehouse facilitated this move and complimented our existing business enabling us to service new and existing clients better. 2014 has seen the Lipp’s family business expand their footprint even further opening a new branch in Birchip. This move will enable us to service our existing and new Mallee clients even better. As of July 1st 2014 Lipp’s arrived in Leitchville the Fry Family Business is the latest acquisition with locals Geoff Fry and Jane Wood continuing on to provide even more products and services to Leitchville and the surrounding districts.
Lipp’s are a true family business with Norman, Alfred and Corina as current Directors, their partners Lyn, Margaret and Anthony also actively involved and now the next generation has come on board to help in the daily operations. Together with their expert friendly staff, the Lipp family continue to expand and modernise the logistics and spreading capabilities of the business – and are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to Agriculture across Victoria and New South Wales. “Lipp’s In Business for Your Business”