Dec. 14, 2012
AEF Global, Inc. based in Quebec, Canada and BioWorks, Inc. of Victor, New York, both manufacturers of biopesticides, announce that they have established an agreement for North America. This agreement will allow AEF Global to distribute in Canada on a non-exclusive basis, RootShield® WP, RootShield® HC, and MilStop® and exclusively SuffOil-X®. As well, AEF Global will market in Canada these active ingredients under private labels such as Sirocco. BioWorks will distribute in the United States and Mexico under private labels, Bioprotec™ CAF, Influence™ WP, and a non selective herbicide. BioWorks will also distribute Cyclone, Tivano, Buran, Influence™ LC, and Kona, a selective herbicide.
Yannick Bidon, President and CEO of AEF Global stated “This opportunity is a chance to introduce Canadian registered products in new markets and explore further outlets for label uses. AEF has over 22 registrations in Canada, placing us as a top biopesticide leader. More Canadian registrations are on the way but it’s time for the current ones to travel further and working with BioWorks will allow just that. We have great active ingredients, made in Canada, and we believe there is a big need for them elsewhere.”
"We are delighted to be partnering with AEF Global. With the partnership we are bringing AEF Global leadership in Canada together with BioWorks leadership in the United States and Mexico. Their focus on ecological products fits naturally with our plant nutrition and biological pest & disease control products. Combining the AEF Global products to our portfolio strengthens our ability to meet customer needs” stated Bill Foster, President and CEO of BioWorks.
AEF Global, now established for over 15 years in Canada, markets biopesticides and other integrated pest management tools for plant protection. Its field of action covers the sectors of agriculture, forestry and ornamental horticulture as well the environment. This agreement represents a great opportunity for AEF to leap borders and penetrate new markets on the continent. BioWorks is an employee owned company that provides environmentally responsible, safe and effective solutions to the horticulture industry. BioWorks is a founding member of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance and also a proud sponsor of the AFE scholarship program, funding the 'BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship'. This agreement underlines the growing demand for biopesticides in North America and shines light on this growing industry.
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