Premier Tech completes 21st acquisition with Agrium asset buy

The horticulture and agriculture group of Premier Tech Ltd has purchased facilities in Brighton, Ontario from long-standing partner Agrium Advanced Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The company said the acquisition is its 21st since 2008, and its sixth in Canada. Based in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Premier Tech specializes in horticulture and agriculture production, manufacturing of recycling equipment, and the provision of wastewater treatment systems and services. It has been backed in its strategic initiatives, including acquisitions, by the Fonds de solidarité (FTQ).


Premier Tech Acquires a New Company in Canada

RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, QC, June 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Premier Tech is pleased to announce that its Horticulture and Agriculture Group has acquired facilities located in Brighton, Ontario, Canada from Agrium Advanced Technologies. This long-standing partner specializes in the formulation and packaging of liquid products destined to a wide range of markets, including the home gardening consumer market.

With this 21st acquisition since 2008 – including six in Canada – Premier Tech aims to increase its manufacturing capability, which will allow the company to better deploy its commercial offers and to strengthen its relation with a variety of distribution networks.

Premier Tech welcomes a team of over 30 people renowned for their experience and expertise, thus bringing its Horticulture and Agriculture Group’s team to nearly 1 000 people located all around the globe. The new home base will operate under the Premier Tech Biotechnologies Business Unit, which formulates, develops and produces active ingredients used as biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocontrols for the professional horticulture, home gardening and agricultural markets.

“This transaction is perfectly aligned with Premier Tech’s strategic vision. Active ingredients, our Horticulture and Agriculture Group’s driving force, are at the center of its market positioning strategy. Their increased presence in our commercial offer perfectly illustrates our thorough understanding of our clients’ needs and, with this acquisition, we keep going further in that direction” says President and Chief Operating Officer Jean Bélanger.

Corporate Profile
Premier Tech has been growing its leadership position globally for more than 90 years, driven by the collective power of its 3 250 team members in 23 countries. Leveraging its human capital as well as a deeply rooted Culture revolving around innovation and excellence, Premier Tech focuses its efforts in three core industries: Horticulture and Agriculture – greenhouse production, agriculture, and lawn and garden; Industrial Equipment – rigid and flexible packaging, material handling, and palletizing; and Environmental Technologies – wastewater treatment and rainwater harvesting. Committed to the long­-term success of its clients, Premier Tech today records sales of 600 million dollars, backed by a strong manufacturing and commercial expertise, a far­-reaching entrepreneurial approach and a quarter century-­long track record of solid growth.

SOURCE Premier Tech

For further information: France Bégin Parent, Public Relations Director, Premier Tech, 418 867-8883, ext. 6059,

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