AMVAC, Kanesho Form Distribution Agreement

AMVAC Chemical Corp. and Kanesho Soil Treatment have completed agreements with Certis USA regarding the crop protection product Basamid (dazomet) under which AMVAC will become the exclusive distributor and registration holder for this granular soil fumigant in the U.S. Certis USA, which has been marketing the product under a distribution agreement with Kanesho Soil Treatment, will continue to market Basamid into nonfood crop applications under a distribution agreement with AMVAC.

Glen Johnson, AMVAC’s senior vice president and director of business development commented: “Basamid complements the strong market position of AMVAC’s Vapam and K-Pam soil fumigant brands. We will be developing the use of the granular formulation of Basamid for high-valued crop segments such as strawberries and tomatoes under the tradename Temozad. AMVAC will also be developing the product for use in other crops such as lettuce and spinach and will be responsible for the re-registration of dazomet in the United States.”

Eric Wintemute, CEO and president of American Vanguard Corp. added: “This agreement is an example of the type of collaborative arrangements that we have been pursuing with a number of companies in our industry. Such engagements create the potential for product acquisitions, new product development possibilities, and co-marketing / co-manufacturing opportunities. We will continue to explore mutually beneficial arrangements as we expand our product portfolio and our geographic reach.”

Hironori Kushibiki, CEO and president of Kanesho Soil Treatment commented: "This is a very important strategic step forward for Kanesho Soil Treatment. Basamid is a well known soil fumigant, widely used in many countries including Japan and Europe, but with further potential to be developed in the United States. Kanesho Soil Treatment nominates AMVAC as its exclusive distributor and regulatory agent and hopes to benefit from AMVAC`s expertise in soil fumigants in this important market. With our strong emphasis on customer value and unique marketing strategy, we see ample future growth opportunities for Basamid in the United States.”

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