October 5, 2011
Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer, LLC, announced today that it has completed an asset acquisition of AGROTAIN International, LLC’s AGROTAIN.
“We’re excited to integrate the portfolio of AGROTAIN® stabilizer products into Koch Agronomic Services,” said Steve Packebush, president of Koch Fertilizer. “The marketplace will benefit from the synergies that exist between Koch Agronomic Services and the AGROTAIN International businesses, as well as the global footprint of Koch Fertilizer.”
Koch Agronomic Services is excited to offer the AGROTAIN® stabilizer product line, including AGROTAIN®, AGROTAIN® PLUS, AGROTAIN® DRY, SUPER U®, UMAXX® and UFLEXXTM stabilizers. These enhanced efficiency products deliver value for growers, turf managers and lawn care companies around the world.
Customers will see little change in terms of sales support, marketing and customer service. Koch Agronomic Services will continue offering competitive, innovative products with outstanding service.
Koch Agronomic Services was formed in 2010 with the acquisition of the Nitamin® and Nitamin NFusion® slow-release nitrogen fertilizer brands from Georgia-Pacific Chemicals. Since its formation, the business has expanded its capabilities in research and development, sales and agronomy.
“This acquisition offers Koch Agronomic Services an industry-leading portfolio of brands and products that are supported by the scientific community and embraced by growers,” said Packebush. “By combining the brands, operations and personnel of AGROTAIN International with our existing business, we will offer the market a comprehensive portfolio of value-added products with the expertise to support that portfolio.”
This acquisition comes after another year of record demand for AGROTAIN® stabilizer products around the world. These products help make nitrogen, one of the most important inputs to yield success, more efficient thus reducing nitrogen loss so nitrogen remains available for the crop. The increasing global demand for corn, wheat, rice, cotton, sugar cane and a number of other commodities make AGROTAIN® stabilizer products vital tools in a grower’s fertilizer program.
The growth of Koch Agronomic Services and its vision is supported by Koch Fertilizer’s global presence, which includes sales offices and terminals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Australia, China, and Singapore.
About Koch Fertilizer
Fertilizer refers to Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates own or have interests in nitrogen fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. The companies cover global demand through terminals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates have the capability to manufacture, market and distribute more than 13 million tons of fertilizer products annually. Koch Fertilizer, LLC is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. www.kochfertilizer.com