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Our history

Founded in 2001, Certis Europe was created from three businesses acquired by Mitsui & Co. Ltd during the 1990’s operating in the UK, France and Netherlands. It has since grown to become a European crop protection specialist providing sales and marketing services to its suppliers alongside development and regulatory support. Key milestones in the evolution of the business are illustrated in the diagram below:

Certis Europe: Then and now

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  1. 2001
  2. 2003
  3. 2004
  4. 2005
  5. 2006
  6. 2009
  7. 2011
  8. 2017
  9. 2018
  • Certis Europe launch
  • Certis expands
  • Certis expands
  • Change in Certis shareholding structure
  • Acquisition
  • Change in Certis shareholding structure
  • Change in Certis shareholding structure
  • Joint venture with K&N Ethymiadis
  • Certis expands
  • Certis Europe is launched in France, Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg, UK & Ireland

  • Certis Spain & Portugal is launched

  • Certis Italy is launched. Mitsui acquires 100% of Spies-Urania Chemicals GmbH (SPU)

  • Uniroyal becomes Chemtura.

  • Global licence acquired from Janssen for Imazalil for post-harvest uses. Acquisition of the Luxan business including EU registration of CIPC and metaldehyde

  • Kumiai enters as shareholder

  • Certis becomes a 100% Japanese owned company. Chemtura withdraw from Certis capital.

  • KNE Certis is launched in South Eastern Europe and Balkan states.

  • Spiess-Urania and Certis merger.

Move the date

  1. 2001
    Certis Europe launch
  2. 2003
    Certis expands
  3. 2004
    Certis expands
  4. 2005
    Change in Certis shareholding structure
  5. 2006
    Acquisition
  6. 2009
    Change in Certis shareholding structure
  7. 2011
    Change in Certis shareholding structure
  8. 2017
    Joint venture with K&N Ethymiadis
  9. 2018
    Certis expands
  • Certis Europe is launched in France, Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg, UK & Ireland

  • Certis Spain & Portugal is launched

  • Certis Italy is launched. Mitsui acquires 100% of Spies-Urania Chemicals GmbH (SPU)

  • Uniroyal becomes Chemtura.

  • Global licence acquired from Janssen for Imazalil for post-harvest uses. Acquisition of the Luxan business including EU registration of CIPC and metaldehyde

  • Kumiai enters as shareholder

  • Certis becomes a 100% Japanese owned company. Chemtura withdraw from Certis capital.

  • KNE Certis is launched in South Eastern Europe and Balkan states.

  • Spiess-Urania and Certis merger.

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