KENYA – Bioline Agrosciences, a biocontrol company that produces a wide range of predatory mites and insects in North America, has announced the acquisition of the Kenyan Biocontrol Company Dudutech from the British Company Flamingo Group International (a World Leader in the production and sale of Cut Flowers & Plants and Fresh Vegetables).
“This acquisition is a huge step for Bioline, our agricultural subsidiary, which is becoming a major player in biocontrol at the international level. It’s perfectly aligned with our vision to promote the agricultural and food transition towards a resilient agrosystem, by deploying innovative and responsible solutions and products,” said Thierry Blandinières, CEO of InVivo group.
Giles Turrell, CEO of the Flamingo Group, Suppliers to major UK and European Supermarkets plus Digital Retail Channels, of Fresh Cut Flowers, Plants, and Fresh Produce said: “Flamingo, with its substantial growing operations in Kenya and Ethiopia, will continue to use Integrated Crop Management solutions as a production strategy.”
“This is a unique opportunity to specialize in flower production by creating this partnership with the Flamingo Group and to bring our 40-year-old expertise on other crops in the region”Ludwick Pokorny – CEO, Bioline Agrosciences
“Therefore, it made sense for us to select Bioline Agrosciences as the future owner of Dudutech and preferred supplier. Our leading position in technology with a strong commitment to sustainable farming, will ensure premium quality and innovative biocontrol solutions are widely available for our Group,” he added.
Laurent MARTEL, CEO of Bioline Group, added that their group continues its internationalization development, by establishing itself in East Africa and the new site in Kenya will be the spearheading their expansion in Africa to promote new environmental-friendly technologies in agriculture.
Created in 2001, Dudutech is Africa’s leader in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with a wealth of experience in designing and delivering biological pest control solutions.
With its new bio factory in Kenya Bioline Agrosciences owns now 8 production sites in the world (Europe/ North America and Africa).
According to Ludwik Pokorny, CEO of Bioline Agrosciences, “the biocontrol market is growing strongly, and the acquisition of Dudutech will allow us to increase our technological leadership, complete our product portfolio. This is a unique opportunity to specialize in flower production by creating this partnership with the Flamingo Group and to bring our 40-year-old expertise on other crops in the region.”
“This acquisition is a unique chance for us to consolidate our leading position in Africa, combining our technologies with the well-known brand and the extensive experience of Bioline Agrosciences,” Tom Mason, who is and will remain Managing Director of Dudutech added.
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