Work has started on the integration of the FMC Crop Protection and Cheminova businesses in Australia, following the global acquisition of Cheminova A/S by FMC Corporation on 21 April 2015.
Peter Close, FMC Australasia Country Head, said the two businesses were excited about the opportunity to create a stronger combined company, focused on delivering technologies that will add value for growers and provide profit opportunities for rural retailers.
FMC Crop Protection and Cheminova will begin the integration process by continuing to offer business as usual to their customers.
“We are committed to providing a seamless customer experience as we create the new company,” Mr Close said.
“In the short term, we don’t anticipate any changes to the way customers do business with FMC and Cheminova.”
This involves every interaction customers have with FMC and Cheminova, from ordering to fulfilment, payment and freight terms, marketing programs and customer service.
“Our top priorities throughout the integration process will be supporting customers with exceptional service, business stability and safe operations,” he said.
“As the integration work develops and we start better understanding the future structure of the combined business, we will be in regular communication with customers to keep them informed and updated.”
The heads of FMC and Cheminova wrote to their business partners and customers in April to let them know that the global acquisition deal had been completed with full regulatory approval.
Mr Close said they had been looking forward to getting started on the integration since the deal was first announced in September 2014.
“All of us at FMC and Cheminova are excited about the opportunities that the new combined business will bring to customers here in Australia,” he said.