Valent, Nufarm Expand Strategic Alliance in Canada
Nufarm to sell Valent product lineup in Canadian markets
March 1, 2012
GUELPH, Ontario, and CALGARY, Alberta—(March 1, 2012)—Valent Canada, Inc. announced today that Nufarm Agriculture Inc. will become a distributor for Valent agricultural, horticultural, industrial vegetative management (IVM) and biorational product lines in Canada.
Under the agreement, Nufarm will distribute the following Valent products to Canadian farmers:
- Valtera™, Chateau®, SureGuard™, BroadStar™ and Payload® Herbicides
- Arena™ 50 WDG, Clutch™ 50 WDG Insecticides and DiPel® 2X DF, DiPel WP, Foray® 48BA and VectoBac® 600L Biological Insecticides
- ReTain™, MaxCel®, Promalin®, Fascination® and ProGibb® Plant Growth Regulators
- Presidio™ Fungicide
This development deepens the Valent-Nufarm partnership, which started in 2011 with Nufarm selling the well-known Valtera to Canadian growers looking for a solution to tough weeds. Todd Younghans, country manager for Valent Canada, said the two companies are committed to working together to provide retailers and growers with products they need to protect and enhance crops and outdoor spaces.
“Valent and Nufarm embarked on a successful sales alliance with Valtera last year. The success of that relationship has resulted in the expansion of our strategic alliance,” Younghans said. “We believe that by expanding our partnership with Nufarm, our companies will gain efficiencies and be better able to serve our customers in the Canadian marketplace.”
“Nufarm is pleased that we are able to strengthen our product offering in the row crop, horticulture, IVM, turf and biorational business,” said Yvonnick Jambon, general manager for Nufarm in Canada. “The addition of the Valent product line to our portfolio will create new and exciting opportunities for us in the Canadian market.”
Engage Agro will continue to sell Velocity™ Herbicide. Plant Products will continue to sell Sumagic™ and Distance® Plant Growth Regulators.
About Valent Canada
Since 2007, Valent Canada, Inc. has worked in tandem with other North American affiliates of parent company Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited to commercialize products for Canadian farmers. Valent Canada, Inc. has introduced four new active ingredients and nine end-use products to the Canadian marketplace over the past five years. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.valent.ca.