Plant Products, Biobest Announce Partnership
Plant Products, a distributor in plant protection, plant nutrition, seeds and other products in the North American specialty horticulture and turf markets, and Biobest Group NV, producer of biological control and pollination products, recently announced they have signed a partnering agreement.
This new agreement builds on a long-standing collaboration in biocontrol and pollination which began in 1995.
Upon closing of the transaction, Biobest and the Stickles family will become joint owners of Plant Products, with Biobest holding a majority stake. Subsequently, the activities of Plant Products Inc., Biobest Canada Inc., and Biobest USA Ltd. will be integrated in a new combined entity operating under the name Plant Products.
Plant Products will continue to focus on the needs of growers and will assist customers in choosing the best solutions from an integrated suite of products and services to efficiently manage their crops. Plant Products’ unique position in the market is also based on a wide range of strong relationships with suppliers. The company will remain a trusted partner to all its suppliers.
Chris Stickles, current president of Plant Products, will become the president of the new entity and JF Bonal, current general manager of Biobest Canada/U.S. will become the vice president.