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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Bioeconomy trophies: Belchim's biocontrol strategy stands out with its ERDG research program

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More than one million tons of vines, shoots and roots are destroyed each year in France. This viticultural biomass is now accumulating in field due to low-value management methods (grinding, composting, etc.). However, all parts of the plant are of major interest since they contain molecules with high added value in different fields such as cosmetics, nutraceuticals, but also crop protection and plant nutrition.

ERDG (Engineering, Research and Development on the Grape cane) research program aims to valorize this unexploited viticultural biomass through the extraction of molecules of interest by a green process.

Belchim Crop Protection, as a partner in this program, is in charge of the development and marketing of biocontrol products resulting from this research.

During the 2020 international agricultural show in Paris, ERDG project was among the laureates of the second edition of the bioeconomy trophies handed by the Minister of Agriculture.

Mitsui & Co. Ltd. becoming shareholder of Belchim Crop Protection

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Belchim Crop Protection N.V./S.A. (BCP) announces that Mitsui & Co.  Ltd.  (Mitsui) has reached agreement to acquire a controlling interest in BCP through Mitsui's affiliate, Mitsui AgriScience International S.A./N.V. (MASI). The agreement, 6 December 2019  means  that MASI will become shareholder of  BCP  by  acquiring  the  shares  held  by  Belchim Management N.V./S.A. and its affiliate. Subject to European Commission approval, the acquisition will be made in two stages; in the first, 30% of the BCP shares  will be  acquired along with control of the business. The remaining 32% will  be  acquired  in February 2021. BCP's other shareholders ISK Biosciences Europe N.V./S.A. (IBE) who is an affiliate of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd. and Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) are supportive of the acquisition.

Belchim will reinforce its mission to be the best market access to the farmers in Europe and North-America to provide innovative solutions based on products from its Japanese origin shareholders IBE and MCAG as well as other Japanese research companies and the innovative own Belchim products completed with the mature  products from  its partners such as Globachem.

Belchim will continue to act as an independent distribution company and will explore opportunities to collaborate and improve services to customers and suppliers with other members of the Mitsui group.

 

Johan De Saegher
CEO - Belchim Crop Protection 6/12/2019

 

Tough™ 5EC Herbicide Granted for Emergency Use in Mint

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Engage Agro - a member of the Belchim Group, is pleased to announce that Tough™ 5EC Herbicide (Pyridate) has been granted a Section 18 Emergency Use Exemption in the United States for post emergent control of herbicide resistant weeds in mint in several counties in the states of: Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. The Section 18 is valid through August 31, 2017.

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Belchim Crop Protection to acquire Engage Agro USA LLC

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Belgian company Belchim Crop Protection (Londerzeel) has agreed to acquire the American agrochemical company Engage Agro USA, LLC (based in Prescott, Arizona). The transaction is expected to be closed in the coming days. In December 2016, Belchim already obtained a majority stake of 60% in Engage Agro Corporation, based in Guelph, Ontario (Canada), which established a direct presence for Belchim in the North American crop protection market. The buyout of Engage Agro USA provides a ready-made platform to expand access to USA markets for Belchim’s innovative agrochemical and bio-based product portfolio.

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Belchim Crop Protection acquires Proagro GmbH

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Belchim Crop Protection, based in Londerzeel, Belgium, extends its agrochemical business in Germany by purchasing a 100 % shareholding position in Proagro GmbH, located in Abenberg, Germany. Belchim will further enhance Proagro’s strong and successful track record by providing high-quality and innovative solutions for plant protection with a focus on special crops, like ornamentals, strawberries and top fruits such as apples and cherries

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Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. acquires 10% stake in Belchim Crop Protection NV

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Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) has acquired a 10% shareholding position in Belchim Crop Protection NV. The two companies agreed on a business collaboration. This collaboration and shareholding will reinforce the relationship with MCAG and drive further success for both companies by accelerating the development of products in the market as well as introducing new products into the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Major Shareholder Announcement regarding Engage Agro Corporation

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Belchim Crop Protection NV, situated in Londerzeel, Belgium is the new majority shareholder in the Canadian company, Engage Agro Corporation, based in Ontario. This transaction gives Belchim the controlling majority stake of 60% in Engage Agro.

 

 

 

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HELM AG transfers sales of plant protection products in Germany to Belchim Crop Protection

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Hamburg/Burgdorf, 20.09.2016: Beginning in 2016/2017, HELM transfers the distribution of plant protection products to Belchim Crop Protection.

"The common goal of the cooperation is to offer our customers an interesting and powerful portfolio for cereals, oilseed rape and specialty crops. With products from HELM we complement our offer", says Dr. Stefan Conradt, Sales Director Belchim in Germany, about the cooperation ahead. "We have expanded the Belchim team in sales, marketing and technical advice in the last few years. With the HELM portfolio in hand this shows that this step was the right one."

Stephan Schnabel, CEO for the HELM business unit, crop protection, explains the background of cooperation: "the corporate philosophies of HELM and Belchim Crop Protection are very similar and fit nicely together. Both companies are family-run and focus on long-term cooperation and thus long-term success. Those who work with us and our product portfolio, can rely on us."

 

About HELM

HELM AG, a German privately-owned company, manufactures and distributes crop protection products worldwide. Providing top-quality products and enabling reliable partnerships are the core values of our corporate culture that have been developed throughout our 115-year history. All the active substances that are provided by HELM have been extensively researched and successfully used for many years by farmers to protect their crop yields; many of them have been further developed and improved via the introduction of novel formulated products.' More information is available under www.helmag.com.

 

About Belchim Crop Protection

Belchim Crop Protection is a rapidly growing crop protection company in Europe and Africa.

With new technologies, innovative products, a focus on the needs of our markets combined with modern marketing Belchim offers unique crop protection solutions for problems for the Agriculture of today and tomorrow.

More information you find under www.belchim-agro.de.

 

Press contact:

HELM AG 
Sophie Wehofsich
Nordkanalstraße 28
20097 Hamburg
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Belchim Crop Protection
Jürgen Scholz
Wollenweberstr. 22
31303 Burgdorf
Tel: 05136-92 038 42
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Belchim Crop Protection NV to take part in Croatian company Orchem

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Belchim Crop Protection NV, Londerzeel, Belgium and the Croatian national distributor Orchem have entered into a shareholding agreement. Belchim takes a majority part in Orchem.  The agreement was signed between Dirk Putteman and Romano Oresic, respective Managing Directors of the two companies, on June 24th 2016.

 

 

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Belchim Crop Protection NV to takeover French company Jade

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Belchim Crop Protection NV, Londerzeel, Belgium acquires the French company Jade SARL, subsidiary of the group Alidad Invest.  Jade is based in Mérignac, France and holds several registrations of products based on nonanoic acid, tradenamed Beloukha, Katoun, Katoun Gold and Enclean.  The deal will be signed on April 29th 2016.

 

 

 

 

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