HELM AG invests in Unium Bioscience Ltd
Howden, UK and Hamburg, Germany (December 13th, 2022)
Joining forces will further combine skills, resources and pipeline development to accelerate bringing sustainable solutions to market. The ability to develop plant physiology, biological and nutrient solutions for farmers and growers is a key strategic direction and this partnership will enrich Unium´s and HELM AG´s future portfolios.
Both companies share the same company values in addressing future global food and feed supply based on modern sustainable products. Both companies are convinced that being able to offer a scientifically proven portfolio answering specific grower needs in a systemic approach will be the future of resource efficient plant production. The shareholding of HELM AG will unlock further growth potential as well in terms of market reach. The Unium products will be marketed through the established routes to market of both companies. Unium and HELM will work closely to bring fully researched products to market, based on geography or expertise.
Michael Kuhlmann, Executive Vice President Crop Protection at HELM outlines the importance of developing long-term partnerships and accessing new technologies: “We have always valued working with innovative companies. In the past we mostly focused on classic plant protection. Now is the time to invest equally in alternative solutions.”
John Haywood of Unium is convinced: “HELM is a perfect match to grow our footprint of products into new markets. Unium tools have a proven performance to help farmers in their efficiency and growing crops towards their full genetical yield potential. Combining tools with HELM will create synergies, addressing future global supply needs and will bring value to the market, distributors and farmers”.
Unium is a science lead innovator in the biologicals, bio stimulants, specialty fertilizer and alternative crop protection industry, located in Howden, UK. The company is based on plant physiology, linking research with practical modern agriculture providing growers with hi-tech affordable ways to maximize crop production. Unium is very aware of the changing needs in the global agricultural market and strives continually to provide innovative solutions.
HELM is a Hamburg, Germany, based family-owned company established in 1900. HELM is one of the world’s largest chemicals marketing companies and committed to providing solutions to its partners worldwide that support a successful transformation to a sustainable economy and society. The company secures access to the world’s key markets through its specific regional knowledge and its multinational presence. As a multifunctional marketing organization HELM is active in the chemicals industry, in the crop protection industry, in pharmaceuticals and in the fertilizer industry.