According to a news release, the buyout of Engage Agro USA, LLC in May 2017 provided a ready-made platform toward global expansion of Belchim Crop Protection’s innovative agrochemical and bio-based product portfolio and corporate brand. For over 30 years, Belchim has been providing agricultural customers internationally with over 100 well known products. The Belchim name is well respected abroad and will now be recognized in the United States as well.
Establishing a new corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware presents a fresh start and professional face to customers and was desirable due to the geographic accessibility of the Belgium and Canadian office. Additionally the east coast is a hub to multiple agricultural chemical companies, which will provide a convenience for future business growth.
Tom Wood will take on the overall leadership of the team in the U.S. He will develop and implement the sales and marketing strategy, ensure engagement of the key business partners in the country and manage cross-functional communication with the Guelph Development Center in Canada and the Belchim Headquarters in Belgium.
“I am excited to lead a team of experienced individuals with extensive backgrounds in the agriculture, and turf and ornamental industries as we expand into the USA. Belchim’s portfolio and pipeline of innovative products will provide great opportunities for US and our customers in the US market and will be an integral part of our global growth initiatives,” Wood said.
Belchim Crop Protection NV was founded in Belgium in 1987, it is a globally expanding company with sales of EUR 500 Mio (600 Million USD) in 2017.