Valent and Nufarm Expand Distribution Partnership to Include Industrial Vegetation Management Portfolio
February 20, 2018
ALSIP, IL. and WALNUT CREEK, Calif.— Valent U.S.A. LLC and Nufarm Americas, Inc. today announced that Nufarm Americas will serve as the exclusive distributor of select Valent branded products for the Industrial Vegetation Management (IVM) market, effective immediately.
The expanded agreement combines the IVM product portfolios of both companies into one broad portfolio that will be sold by Nufarm Americas in the U.S. and now feature Valent Payload®, Piper™ and Envoy Plus® Herbicides. The Nufarm IVM and Aquatics portfolio already includes Valent brands such as Clipper® and Tradewind® Aquatic Herbicides, as well as Nufarm product offerings such as AquaSweep® and Aqua Neat®.
The partnership was originally established in 2014 when Valent entered into an agreement that named Nufarm Americas the exclusive distributor of its professional turf, ornamental and aquatics products in the United States.
"We're excited to grow this partnership with Valent in order to provide a complete industry-leading portfolio for our customers," said Ken Barham, vice president of marketing for the Nufarm North American region. "This expanded agreement will allow us to broaden our reach within the IVM and aquatics market, delivering more value through our balanced solutions."
The U.S. agreement between Valent and Nufarm builds on the many successful distribution collaborations established between Valent's parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, and Nufarm Limited since Sumitomo's strategic investment in the global Nufarm Limited business in 2010.
Matt Plitt, executive vice president and chief operations officer for Valent, added, "Combining our IVM portfolios enables both companies to maximize our unique strengths and capabilities. We're pleased to grow our relationship with Nufarm and offer a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality IVM solutions to best meet customer needs."
About Valent U.S.A. LLC
Valent U.S.A. LLC, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States, Canada and Mexico that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and crop enhancement products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and also biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences LLC. For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.
About Nufarm Limited
Nufarm Americas, Inc. is a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading agricultural and turf chemical manufacturers in the world. Nufarm Americas, Inc. formulates products that serve the agricultural, professional turf, vegetation management and forestry markets in the United States. For more information about Nufarm, visit www.nufarm.com/us or call 800-345-3330.
Piper is a trademark and Clipper, Envoy Plus, Payload, and Tradewind are registered trademarks of Valent U.S.A. LLC.
AquaSweep and Aqua Neat are registered trademarks of Nufarm Limited.