Group picks up Brazilian vegetable seed company that is headquarted in Rio Grande do Sul and serves customers in over 40 countries

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Syngenta Vegetable Seeds has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Feltrin Sementes, a Brazilian vegetable seed company serving smallholder growers and home gardeners in over 40 countries.

The group said that with the growing global vegetable seeds market, the addition of Feltrin Sementes provided it with an expanded portfolio to serve growers of every type around the world.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Feltrin Sementes team to our growing vegetable seeds business,” said Matthew Johnston, global head of vegetable seeds and flowers at Syngenta.

“Their diverse customer base and special connection to growers across Latin America makes them a natural fit with our business focus on placing growers at the heart of everything we do,” he noted. ”We look forward to helping Feltrin Sementes continue bringing innovation and value to growers.”

Syngenta confirmed that the Feltrin Sementes brand would remain in use.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, Feltrin Sementes offers a portfolio covering over 50 crop segments and 500 varieties, including coriander, pepper, lettuce and okra.

“Combining the people and portfolios of Syngenta and Feltrin Sementes is a tremendous opportunity,” said Edimilson Luiz Bagattini, chief executive officer of Feltrin Sementes.

“We’re excited to join Syngenta Vegetable Seeds and offer an expanded portfolio and expertise to our customers from one of the world’s leading agricultural innovation and technology companies.”