Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition company based in Lexington, Ky., has acquired Solbiosur, a specialized agricultural and horticultural crop solutions company in Spain.
“Solbiosur has worked in collaboration with Alltech for the past 5 years,” says Jomi Bernad Blanch, Iberian regional director for Alltech. “Our coming together will mean an ability to deliver greater value to our agricultural and horticultural farming customers. Between Alltech’s primacy in science and Solbiosur’s distribution strength and reach, we have a winning combination for delivering greater crop efficiency and profitability directly to our customers.”
Alltech and the Murcia, Spain-based Solbiosur says they have identified possible growth opportunities, which may include new product development and expanded routes to market.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the growth of our business, not just in Europe, but around the world,” says Steve Borst, general manager of Alltech Crop Science. “We are excited to have Solbiosur join with the Alltech Crop Science team and we look forward to the customer support this will enable us to provide in the region. Both companies have a very progressive mindset on the future of agriculture and the technologies needed to improve the health of crops while maintaining a high standard of environmental stewardship. This is a thrilling time for both of our businesses, and we look forward to the growth opportunities it will provide.”
Their coming together forges a natural crop science centre that they say will benefit Europe.
“Joining the Alltech family creates an exciting future for Solbiosur,” says Pedro Navarro, commercial director at Solbiosur. “Alltech is a well-respected agricultural leader providing nutritional solutions across animal and crop production. Solbiosur’s new journey with Alltech will further strengthen our ability to deliver crop and horticultural nutrition solutions to a wider market given Alltech’s reach in more than 120 countries worldwide.”
Solbiosur will continue to distribute from and manufacture in Murcia, Spain, due to the region’s primary position as one of Europe’s largest horticultural areas. Solbiosur will be lead by Navarro, who will report directly to Blanch. Together, Alltech and Solbiosur employ more than 40 people in Spain and more than 5,000 people globally.