The new manufacturing facility features flexible and multi-purpose production lines to help develop new ingredients and intermediates


Syngenta Group opens new manufacturing plant in Switzerland. (Credit: Business Wire)

Agriculture company Syngenta Group has opened a world-class manufacturing facility in Switzerland.

The new 23,000m² site, located in Muttenz, features flexible and multi-purpose production lines for the development of new ingredients and intermediates.

Syngenta Group crop protection business head Jon Parr said: “This acquisition further reinforces Switzerland’s role at the centre of our new technology introductions globally.

“This multipurpose asset is ideal for supporting highly technical production processes, and the location of the new plant fits perfectly into our existing portfolio.”

The new facility, situated close to the Group’s technical development centre in Münchwilen, is said to be the first major manufacturing facility since the formation of the group in June 2020.

In June, Syngenta Group announced the launch of a new single entity, which consolidates four business units to better serve its agricultural customers.

Münchwilen technical development centre is being used for the evolution of new products from pilot plant to full-scale manufacture.

Syngenta has acquired Muttenz plant from Novartis

Syngenta has acquired Muttenz plant from the pharmaceutical company Novartis. The company will also include the facility’s 70 employees in its group.

The company noted that the step marks a main strategic investment in the group’s crop protection business.

The facility will also help the company to advance growth, upgrade delivery and continue market leadership in crop protection.

Syngenta is planning to commence operations in the first quarter of 2021, as the transfer of ownership is completed.

Syngenta Group CEO Erik Fyrwald said: “This investment enhances our crop protection strategy of accelerating growth and demonstrates our confidence in our crop protection innovation pipeline. It also reinforces our commitment to Switzerland.”