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.



Orchem is based in Zagreb, Croatia and founded in 2011 by Romano Oresic. Currently, the company employs 12 people and focuses on the national distribution and application of crop protection products. Orchem is invoicing and delivering more than 400 customers, from small retail shops to larger distributors.  The new Orchem company will employ 17 people and will optimize the regional organization of Belchim in the West Balkans.  Belchim Crop Protection portfolio consists of a wide range of crop protection products including specialties in important European crops like potatoes, vines, orchards, vegetables and corn.

Dirk Putteman: “The synergy between Belchim Crop Protection Croatia and Orchem lies in its good image in the market with very good management and strategy, a strong connection to the market and a professional team and organization.  This agreement will strengthen the field presence and territory market access of Belchim in Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina and will ensure Belchim as a key player in the Croatian crop protection market.“