Our History

The Story Tronia Systems Ltd.

In a world where technology continues to evolve, Tronia has proudly stood at the forefront, providing dedicated software and consulting services for over 30 years. 

1986

The Journey Begins

Tronia’s humble beginning started in 1986 when founder Ron Laird, alongside his father Larry Laird, had a vision to evolve the family ag retail business. With a newly acquired degree in computer technology, a passion for agri-business, and years of hands on crop inputs management experience; Ron began a project to digitize the calculation of fertilizer blending. That project turned into a lifelong journey dedicated to empowering independent ag retailers in all areas of business management.

1992

Tronia is Born

Tronia Systems Ltd. – the company – is born. Formally incorporated on August 17th, 1992, this significant date in our history symbolizes the beginning of what will become a 3 decade long commitment to innovation and growth within the Canadian ag retail industry.

2001

Pioneers of Innovation

As the internet begins to revolutionize how the world interacts and does business, Tronia launches a fully hosted version of its legacy ERP application. Offering SaaS technology that effectively removed all of the technical complexities of running and maintaining an on premise ERP application, Tronia is one of the first software providers in the ag space to give users the ability to work ‘anytime, anywhere’. This monumental change enabled retail operators to focus all of their time and energy on making their businesses successful.

2008

The agrē Revolution

With a forward vision, and over 3 years of painstaking development, Tronia launched a fully redeveloped ag management platform – The agrē Solution. This marked the beginning of a new era for Tronia, our existing retail customers, and the numerous partnerships that would eventually be formed.Tronia’s new offering would shape the landscape of ag retail ERP.

2012

Expanding Our Horizons

The need to expand, automate, and integrate was becoming the clear path of the future. Tronia worked in partnership with its retail clients to develop and rollout comprehensive modules and integration options in the areas of agronomy, grower portals, automtaed blender and scale integrations functionality. Over the course of the next few years Tronia would also embark on a extensive project to fully design and develop a custom grain management module to add to the growing line-up of business solutions.

2018

The Great Fire

There is no greater show of resilience than to experience a catastrophe and rise above. In 2018, Tronia’s office building was struck by lightning. With the ensuing fire and water damage, the entire building was badly damaged. Many of our clients may not even be aware of this event because we did not pause operations or experience any interruptions to the services our retails rely on. Because of our solid DRP and the determination of our amazing team, we were able to navigate a disaster and continue to forge ahead. After a significant rebuild project, our team moved back ‘home’ in 2019, nearly 1 year later.

2022

Adversity Breeds Progress

Our world was forever changed with the Covid-19 pandemic. This global crisis offered Tronia a unique opportunity to work alongside our partners as we all attempted to navigate this unkown territory. Together we began to reimagine what Ag as a business could look like in the future. Together we identified how enhancements in consumer engagement and ecommerce could bridge gaps, streamline and strengthen individual customer relationships. It became clear that service was still the core value of the Ag sector. Several projects to enhance our solutions in the areas of econfirmation, end user mobile applications, and advanced API development began to take shape and will continue to influence our roadmap into the future.

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The Jouney Begins
Tronia's humble beginning started in 1986 when founder Ron Laird, alongside his father Larry Laird, had a vision to evolve the family ag retail business. With a newly acquired degree in computer technology, a passion for agri-business, and years of hands on crop inputs management experience; Ron began a project to digitize the calculation of fertilizer blending. That project turned into a lifelong journey dedicated to empowering independent ag retailers in all areas of business management.
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Tronia Is Born
Tronia Systems Ltd. - the company - is born. Formally incorporated on August 17th, 1992, this significant date in our history symbolizes the beginning of what will become a 3 decade long commitment to innovation and growth within the Canadian ag retail industry.
Pioneers of Innovation
As the internet begins to revolutionize how the world interacts and does business, Tronia launches a fully hosted version of its legacy ERP application. Offering SaaS technology that effectively removed all of the technical complexities of running and maintaining an on premise ERP application, Tronia is one of the first software providers in the ag space to give users the ability to work 'anytime, anywhere'. This monumental change enabled retail operators to focus all of their time and energy on making their businesses successful.
The agrē Revolution
With a forward vision, and over 3 years of painstaking development, Tronia launched a fully redeveloped ag management platform - The agrē Solution. This marked the beginning of a new era for Tronia, our existing retail customers, and the numerous partnerships that would eventually be formed.Tronia's new offering would shape the landscape of ag retail ERP.
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Expanding Our Horizons
The need to expand, automate, and integrate was becoming the clear path of the future. Tronia worked in partnership with its retail clients to develop and rollout comprehensive modules and integration options in the areas of agronomy, grower portals, automtaed blender and scale integrations functionality. Over the course of the next few years Tronia would also embark on a extensive project to fully design and develop a custom grain management module to add to the growing line-up of business solutions.
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The Great Fire
There is no greater show of resilience than to experience a catastrophe and rise above. In 2018, Tronia’s office building was struck by lightning. With the ensuing fire and water damage, the entire building was badly damaged. Many of our clients may not even be aware of this event because we did not pause operations or experience any interruptions to the services our retails rely on. Because of our solid DRP and the determination of our amazing team, we were able to navigate a disaster and continue to forge ahead. After a significant rebuild project, our team moved back ‘home’ in 2019, nearly 1 year later.
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Adversity Breeds Advancement
Our world was forever changed with the Covid-19 pandemic. This global crisis offered Tronia a unique opportunity to work alongside our partners as we all attempted to navigate this unkown territory. Together we began to reimagine what Ag as a business could look like in the future. Together we identified how enhancements in consumer engagement and ecommerce could bridge gaps, streamline and strengthen individual customer relationships. It became clear that service was still the core value of the Ag sector. Several projects to enhance our solutions in the areas of econfirmation, end user mobile applications, and advanced API development began to take shape and will continue to influence our roadmap into the future.
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