ACQUISITION OF SOREX PEST CONTROL BUSINESS
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany-BASF has signed an agreement to acquire Sorex Holdings Ltd., a manufacturer of branded chemical and non-chemical products for professional pest management.
The transaction, which includes U.S.-based Whitmire Micro-Gen and U.K.-based Sorex Ltd., will give BASF an increased presence in the United States and Europe.
The Sorex Group is in the general insect control segment and has 200 employees. Whitmire products include a range of aerosol insecticides for general insect control, baiting systems for control of ants, cockroaches and termites as well as numerous dilutable insecticide formulations.
SUPPORTING AERIAL APPLICATORS
BASF continued its support of aerial applicators as a diamond-level sponsor of the National Agricultural Aviation Association's (NAAA) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
In addition to sponsoring the NAAA conference for the last decade, BASF supports the association's National Agricultural Aviation Research and Education Foundation, which promotes research, technology transfer and advanced education among aerial applicators, supporting industries, government agencies and academic institutions.