FMC Canada is focused on growing its fifth-place position in crop protection. The company purchased Cheminova in 2015 and followed up with a strategic acquisition in late 2017 of DuPont’s crop protection portfolio. It’s been an intense transition that’s culminated with new headquarters space in Mississauga, Ontario.
“We’re a crop protection company, not a seed company,” declared Darren Dillenbeck, country manager, FMC Canada at the official headquarters opening on May 30, 2019.
He underlined the importance of the largest transaction in company history which transformed the product portfolio with the addition of the diamides, one of the best-selling families of insecticides worldwide. Think of products such as Exirel, Altacor and Coragen.
In an interview with The Grower, Dillenbeck indicated that the company intends to launch new modes of action in about five years. In the interim, growers can expect label extensions and refinement of MRLs. He pointed to a strong regulatory team with expertise in insecticides.
In addition to its corporate head office in Ontario, FMC Canada maintains a research and development site in Hanley, Saskatchewan and a manufacturing centre in Calgary, Alberta.
“Opening this new office demonstrates that we are here for the long term and committed to growing the Canadian FMC business,” says Dillenbeck. “We want to be a trusted partner to more farmers across the country and cultivate stronger relationships with channel partners. To accomplish this, we need to have a strong presence that spans eastern and western geographies so that our customers know they are going to be supported by FMC every step of the way.”
By the numbers:
Global revenue: $4.3 billion
Revenue by region: 25% in North America
Global workforce: 24% in North America
Sales mix: 58% insecticides, 29% herbicides, 6% fungicides
Employees in Canada: 60+
For more information about FMC Canada, visit fmccrop.ca
Source: FMC Canada May 30, 2019 news release