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News Category: Corporate News - Albaugh, LLC

Albaugh Launches BIOST™ the First Complete Biological Seed Treatment Platform

January 5, 2017, Ankeny, IA. – Albaugh, LLC, a leading provider of crop protection products and seed treatment technology, announced today they are launching a new biological seed treatment platform that includes a broad portfolio of highly effective and proven biological seed treatments. The new BIOST™ biological seed treatment platform will deliver a broad portfolio of biological seed treatments that have been tested to enhance performance and grower return on investment when combined with traditional synthetic seed treatment chemistries. Chris Zita, Albaugh’s Director of Seed Treatments, North America, commented, “We are excited about launching BIOST™ to the seed treatment industry as the first complete biological seed treatment platform. At Albaugh, we are committed to delivering innovative seed treatment technology that demonstrates performance, user-friendly products priced to provide a good return on investment. The BIOST™ platform of biological products will be used to enhance our current portfolio of synthetic chemistries and will raise the bar in seed treatment performance for our customers.” “Albaugh is committed to the sound science that helped establish this exciting new biological seed treatment platform and to help the seed industry and growers capture the benefits of biological seed treatment products,” stated Chad W. Shelton, Albaugh’s Director of Global Proprietary Products. “The BIOST™ brand is a global brand that will provide the seed treatment industry and growers with a broad portfolio of biological products that have been selected and tested by Albaugh based on field performance and grower return on investment.” Jay Stroh, Albaugh’s Biological Seed Treatment Lead/Key Account Manager added, “Our goal three years ago was to identify a wide array of biological seed treatment active ingredients and bring them under one umbrella brand for our customers to access and supply to the market. The BIOST™ biological seed treatment platform is the result of this vision to help simplify the access to and selection of high-performing biological seed treatment products.” “The BIOST™ biological seed treatment platform will be launched in 2017 after several years of product evaluation,” stated David H. Long, Ph.D., Albaugh’s Seed Treatment Technical Manager. “After working with biological offers over the past 25 years, I believe that the Albaugh Seed Treatment Team has compiled a robust and comprehensive platform of biological seed treatment products. The BIOST™ brand represents the best of the Albaugh testing program, and the BIOST™ Nematicide 100 is a prime example of a biological seed treatment that delivers performance and value when compared to other seed treatment nematicides on the market today.” Albaugh will launch the BIOST™ Biological Seed Treatment Platform for the 2017 treating season.

About ALBAUGH, LLC
Albaugh, LLC is the largest global privately-held producer of post-patent herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant-growth regulators. Albaugh has leading market positions in four of the most widely used post-patent agrochemicals worldwide – glyphosate, 2,4-D, atrazine and dicamba – with direct market presence in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Europe.

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Albaugh, LLC Contacts: Chris Zita, Director of Seed Treatments, North America
(541) 215-5063
chrisz@albaughllc.com

Chad Shelton, Director of Global Proprietary Projects
(509) 385-4140
chads@albaughllc.com




Albaugh Launches Resonate™ 600 ST a New Insecticide Seed Treatment Driven by An Innovative Formulation

November 18, 2016, Ankeny, IA.  Albaugh, LLC, a leading provider of crop protection products and seed treatment technology announced today they are launching a new insecticide brand for seed treatment applications. Resonate™ 600 ST is driven by a new innovative formulation that reduces seed treatment dust off.

Chris Zita, Albaugh, LLC Director of Seed Treatments,  North America, commented, “We are excited  abouting adding Resonate™ 600 ST to our seed treatment technology platform. One of the key drivers in our business is to deliver innovative solutions for growers and the seed treatment industry and we believe Resonate™ 600 ST does exactly that.  We are confident, that this new insecticide brand will provide technology that reduces seed treatment dust off and enhanced end-user custom blend attributes .”

“Resonate™ 600 ST is the result of the focus and attention that Albaugh gives to listening to the customer,” stated  John Moyer IV,  Albaugh’s Director of R&D. “Delivering a new insecticide seed treatment brand with patent pending technology is a result of customer engagement and strategic collaboration. New and improved formulations are a key area of focus by Albaugh. Developing a new formulation for an insecticide that reduces dust off and provides improved characteristics that enhance stewardship is very exciting from a chemistry and formulation perspective because we are adding value to our customers.”

Albaugh seed treatment technology is about delivering new innovative solutions to the market which includes enhancing the products already in our portfolio.  Resonate™ 600 ST will replace Macho® 600 ST for the 2017 spring treating season. “Resonate™ 600 ST  provides  impoved performance and value through innovative formulation development,” says Chris Zita.  “Resonate™ 600 ST demonstrates our commitment to stewardship and is one of several new technologies Albaugh will be delivering to the market in the next twelve to twenty four months.”

Albaugh will offer Resonate™ 600 ST for sale in the 1st Qtr of 2017.

About ALBAUGH, LLC

Albaugh, LLC is the largest global privately-held producer of post-patent herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant-growth regulators. Albaugh has leading market positions in four of the most widely-used post-patent agrochemicals worldwide — glyphosate, 2,4-D, atrazine and dicamba – with direct market presence in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Europe.”

Please visit http://albaughllc.com
Albaugh, LLC Contacts:
Chris Zita, Director of Seed Treatments, North America
(541) 215-5063
chrisz@albaughllc.com

Chad Shelton, Director of Global Proprietary Projects
(509) 385-4140
chads@albaughllc.com 




Marcelo Dumanjó To Step Down As Atanor Chief Executive Officer, To Be Succeeded By Cesar Rojas

November 4, 2016 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Albaugh, LLC and Atanor S.C.A. announced today the departure of Marcelo Dumanjó as Chief Executive Officer of Atanor. Mr. Dumanjó served as CEO of Atanor since January of 2012, following a period of service as an independent Director.

“Marcelo presided over and led a dramatic and effective transformation of Atanor’s operations, financial management and governance during the past 5 years,” said Dennis Albaugh, Albaugh’s founder and Chairman. “Marcelo’s dedication and commitment has served us very well, and it has been my honor and genuine pleasure to work with him.”

Mr. Dumanjo said “I’m very proud of my accomplishments at Atanor, and am pleased to be handing over to my successor a professional management team and a strong platform for further growth with an emphasis on modern, transparent governance. Now the time is right for me to leave Atanor in the capable hands of new and experienced leadership and to seek new challenges.”

“We are grateful to Marcelo for presiding over a strong advancement of the company’s capabilities as well as its culture of integrity and transparency,” said Kurt Pedersen Kaalund, CEO of Albaugh. “We wish Marcelo the very best in all of his future endeavors. At the same time, we are pleased to welcome Cesar Rojas to the company. Cesar has served as a top executive in many crop protection businesses including Rhone Poulenc, Bayer, Cheminova and FMC, and we are fortunate to have such a talented and experienced crop protection executive agree to take over the leadership of Atanor’s future growth and development.”

ABOUT ALBAUGH: Albaugh is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa and is an established supplier of post-patent crop protection products to customers around the world, with manufacturing facilities in United States, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Europe.

ABOUT ATANOR: Atanor is an advanced Argentinean industrial complex that produces and markets products for crop protection, chemicals, polymers, sugar and alcohol. It is part of the Albaugh, LLC group of companies. Atanor has a clear commitment to its people, the environment and sustainable development.




Agri-Estrella In Distribution Agreement With SipcamAdvan Mexico

Feb. 1, 2016 –  Agri-Estrella S de RL de CV and SipcamAdvan Mexico announced today that they have entered into a Distribution agreement, allowing Agri-Estrella to have access to SipcamAdvan’s portfolio of crop protection products for distribution in Mexico effective February 1, 2016.

As a result of this agreement, the established business of SipcamAdvan Mexico will be serviced directly by Agri-Estrella and its two distribution companies AGRI STAR and ACO through its 52 branches across the country.  Industrial sales of Oxon’s Products (e.g. Cymoxanil, Clorthalonil, Ametrine, Atrazine), will be kept under the management of Oxon.

“It is very important to note that this process originates as a strategic choice between the two Groups to strengthen the presence in the Mexican market, allowing such to offer competitive prices, quality products and optimal care,” said Mr. Tiziano Pugni, CEO of SipcamAdvan Mexico.

“We enjoy doing business with SipcamAdvan and their affiliated companies around the world for many years now and their portfolio has key products with the right quality to support our customers in Mexico,” said Mr. Kurt Pedersen Kaalund, CEO of Albaugh Group.

“We have been doing business with SIPCAM in Europe for many years, with exports of Copper based products from Chihuahua improving our relationship every year. By signing this agreement for Mexico, it is confirmed that both companies are increasing synergies, and the SipcamAdvan portfolio fits perfectly in our growth plan,” said Mr. Pablo Diaz Toledo, President of Albaugh Mexico-Latam North (Agri-Estrella S de RL de CV).

SipcamAdvan Mexico is part of the SIPCAM OXON Group, with headquarters in Milan, Italy.

Sipcam Oxon is a global group focused on agrochemicals, fertilizers and biostimulant production, development and sales. Group manufacturing facilities are located in Brazil, Spain, Italy, USA and China.

It’s also important to remember that just this year Sipcam celebrates the important milestone of 70 years of life since its foundation in 1946.

Agri-Estrella is part of the Albaugh Group, headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, an established supplier of post-patent crop protection products to customers around the world, with manufacturing facilities in United States, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Europe.




Closing On Acquisition of Consagro Agroquímica Ltda. In Brazil Completed

January 5, 2016 – Atanor do Brasil Ltda., the local subsidiary of Albaugh, LLC in Brazil, has completed closing on the acquisition of Consagro Agroquímica Ltda., the post-patent crop protection subsidiary of FMC Corporation in Brazil. The acquisition was approved by the Brazilian competition authorities, CADE, in November. Closing of the acquisition allows for the immediate introduction of the Consagro product portfolio in the market by Atanor do Brasil Ltda.

Albaugh is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa and is an established supplier of post-patent crop protection products to customers around the world, with manufacturing facilities in United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Europe.




Albaugh, LLC Announces Opening of New Seed Treatment Technology Center

(Dec. 4, 2015) Albaugh, LLC today announced the opening of a new seed treatment technology center in Memphis, Tennessee. The new seed treatment technology center will focus on improving the discovery and development of biological and traditional seed treatment technology.

The new seed treatment technology center will expand Albaugh’s capabilities to evaluate and develop potential seed treatment product concepts and deliver innovative offers to growers. The new facility will contain a dedicated laboratory to conduct biological assays, microscopy and nutritional analysis of plants with an emphasis on plant pathology, entomology and nematology. The facility will also house a dedicated area to evaluate plantability and dust-off potential of seed treatments as well as capabilities to treat seed for R&D evaluations. Temperature controlled growth rooms will facilitate efficacy evaluations of seed treatments on key crops.

“We are excited about the opportunity to open a new technology center to support our seed treatment platform,” says Spencer Vance, President of North America business for Albaugh, LLC.  “Seed treatments are clearly a growth segment and Albaugh is focused on innovative technology and our investment in the new seed treatment technology center will help us deliver that technology to the market.”

Albaugh is developing a robust portfolio for the seed treatment market and with this expansion comes the need to address customer’s needs and evaluate new product offers and concepts. “The seed treatment technology center is a commitment to the seed treatment industry and our focus on innovation,” says Chris Zita, Commercial Director of Seed Treatments, Albaugh, LLC.

“Growers are looking for seed treatments that enhance performance and provide a positive return on investment,” stated Albaugh’s Technical Manager David Long, PhD. The use of seed treatments and seed treatment offers continue to grow with seed companies and growers, and Albaugh is expanding its seed treatment technology platform with new product concepts. The Albaugh seed treatment technology center will help us evaluate and more efficiently deliver technically superior products to the seed treatment market.”   

ABOUT ALBAUGH, LLC

Albaugh, LLC is the largest global privately-held producer of post-patent herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant-growth regulators. Albaugh has leading market positions in four of the most widely-used post-patent agrochemicals worldwide – glyphosate, 2,4-D, atrazine and dicamba — with direct market presence in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Europe.”




Monsanto Company and Albaugh Reach Licensing Agreement for Glyphosate

(September 15, 2015) Ankeny, Iowa – Monsanto Company and Albaugh, LLC announced today that they have entered into a royalty-beating license agreement that allows Albaugh to make and sell specific glyphosate formulations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

“For years, Albaugh has been a valued partner in providing crop protection choices that help farmers,” said Mike Frank, Monsanto’s Vice President for Commercial Operations. “These specific formulations offer many benefits to end-use customers, including improved efficacy, storage and handling properties – all important advancements as glyphosate remains the cornerstone of farmers’ diversified weed management programs.”

“We are pleased with this agreement and the opportunity to further strengthen Albaugh’s portfolio of glyphosate product offerings,” said Kurt Pedersen Kaalund, Group CEO of Albaugh. “We will immediately introduce our potassium glyphosate products in the USA and Canada, and initiate the registration process for future introductions in Europe.”

Terms of the agreement were not released.