BASF merges US specialty pesticide units
BASF is to consolidate its US specialty pesticide businesses and relocate them from St Louis, Missouri to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The primary businesses known as Pest Control Solutions and Professional Turf and Ornamentals (T&O) and secondary businesses including Professional Vegetation Management and Market Business Development will be collectively known as BASF Specialty Products Department. It will be headed by director of specialty products Jan Buberl. “We are merging the businesses to stay ahead of the curve of the industries we serve,” Mr Buberl says. “As the T&O and pest control markets move closer together, this merger puts us in a position to better serve our customers.” The new structure is due to be in place by March 31st.