Certis Europe BV and Spiess-Urania Chemicals GmbH, two European crop protection subsidiaries of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., have announced their intention to merge into one company, Certis Europe BV, headquartered in Maarssen, Netherlands.
The merger is expected to be concluded in the first quarter of 2018 and the new business operational from 1st April 2018. The expanded business will be headed by Mark Waltham, CEO of the existing Certis Europe business.
By combining the two companies, access to the whole of the EU market providing integrated product development, registration, marketing and distribution services will be offered through one company, Certis Europe BV, to its shareholders and suppliers across the region.
Spiess-Urania’s copper chemicals business, headed by Scott Boothey and Dr. Nicolaus-Erik Clausen, will continue under the name of Spiess-Urania Chemicals GmbH after demerging from the crop protection business and will work closely with Kocide LLC, USA to realise existing synergies while remaining as a key supplier and partner to Certis Europe.