Dec 18, 2016Belchim takes majority stake in Engage Agro
Belchim Crop Protection, in its capacity as a current shareholder, has acquired a controlling majority stake of 60 percent in Engage Agro. The transaction will allow Belchim to work with growers across Canada and suppliers around the globe to bring innovative, value-added products to the Canadian market. For Belchim, the stake in Engage Agro gives access to the overseas markets for its Agrochemical portfolio.
Engage Agro, based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, distributes products from a large range of international R&D based companies. The company is one of the largest independent crop protection distribution companies in Canada. Their primary focus is to develop, register and market crop protection & crop enhancement products across Canada.
Belchim on the other hand, has market positions in all EU countries and is currently exploring opportunities to do business outside Europe. The company has a portfolio of crop protection products including specialties in European crops like potatoes, vines, vegetables and corn.
Engage Agro Corporation is delighted to welcome Jos Testers on the board of directors. In addition to his global responsibilities as strategic marketing & development director of Belchim, Jos will also be taking a key executive management position in Engage Agro Corporation going forward. It will allow the company to draw on his industry experience, his technical, biological and agronomic knowledge and his global network.