MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA, March 27, 2019 – BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada will relocate its head office from Mississauga, Ontario to Calgary, Alberta effective October 1, 2019. The move follows the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer in 2018.
“The strategic decision to move our headquarters west will amplify our ability to walk alongside Canadian farmers as they look to deliver sustainable agricultural solutions both today and, in the future,” said Jonathan Sweat, Vice President, Business Management for Agricultural Solutions in Canada. “With an evolved business model that combines our strong offerings in both seed and chemistry, BASF provides an integrated and solution-oriented portfolio to help our growers get the most out of every acre.”
The move includes a reorganization of several roles within BASF’s head office. The company will maintain its presence in both western and eastern Canada. The corn, soy, horticulture, and specialty products portfolio will continue to be run from the east, while the canola, cereals and pulse business will be driven from the new western headquarters in Calgary. The company’s leadership team will continue to span the country, occupying key roles in Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Mississauga.
“We are committed to our role as a trusted business advisor for Canada’s farmers and look forward to this opportunity to get closer to our customers so that we can continue our successful relationship,” continued Sweat.
About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2018, our division generated sales of €6.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com. At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.