Albaugh acquires Canadian AgWest Group
The US agrochemical company, Albaugh (Ankeny, Iowa), has acquired the Canadian pesticide supplier, AgWest Group (Calgary, Alberta). AgWest supplies 38 independent retailers in western Canada. The purchase gives Albaugh a “valuable distribution channel into the Canadian market”, says global commercial director Greg Warren. It also gives Canadian retailers access to Albaugh’s range of off-patent pesticides, he adds. Albaugh will be introducing 16 such products, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and plant growth regulators under the Agri Star brand.