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Kocide LLC Acquisition of DuPont Copper Fungicide Facility in Houston Finalized Ensuring High Quality Production of Agriculture’s Well Known Kocide® Disease Control Products to Continue Undisrupted
COLUMBIA, Maryland—Kocide LLC has completed its acquisition of a state-of-the-art copper fungicide production facility in Houston, Texas from E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”). The acquisition of the facility began December 1, 2014 when Mitsui & Co., Ltd (“Mitsui”) acquired DuPont’s Kocide® and ManKocide® copper fungicide assets for Kocide LLC, Mitsui’s wholly owned subsidiary, to manage the assets.
Newly Formed Start-up Company Strengthens Resources
Columbia, MD—Kocide LLC announced today that Nenad Filajdic has joined the company as the Director of Product Development. In his role, Nenad will focus on growing the portfolio of existing products, working with the business to create new product formulations and developing new market opportunities globally. Nenad Filajdic comes with a wealth of experience within the Ag-chem industry, having held previous positions at BASF, Monsanto, Sumitomo and Zeneca Ag Products (now Syngenta Crop Protection).
COLUMBIA, MD—August 24, 2015—Kocide LLC announced today that it has hired senior executive Glen D. Johnson as its new President and CEO. Kocide LLC was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) in July 2014 for the purpose of acquiring the Kocide fungicide business from E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”). This acquisition was completed in December 2014. Mitsui acquired the product registrations, registration data, manufacturing know-how (including process patents) of the products, certain third-party contracts and will acquire DuPont’s Houston, Texas copper fungicide production facility. Kocide products are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide.
COLUMBIA, MD—January 28, 2015—The copper fungicides Kocide® 2000, Kocide® 3000 and ManKocide® are now available to growers in the U.S. exclusively from Certis USA. These Kocide products from DuPont were recently acquired by Kocide LLC, a newly established wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsui & Co. and a sister company to Certis USA.
Certis Europe’s parent company, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. reached agreement with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ("DuPont") on 19 August to acquire its global Kocide® and ManKocide® copper fungicide business assets. Following the closing on 1 December, Certis Europe will take on the distribution of the Kocide® and ManKocide® brands in its European territories.
Kocide® copper fungicides are important fungal and bacterial disease management tools and are registered for use in more than 75 countries globally and in all major regions of the world. The most important crops for copper fungicides are grapes, citrus, olives, vegetables and fruits.