The acquisition of Nachurs Alpine Solutions will allow Wilbur-Ellis to expand its agricultural product offerings


Image: Wilbur-Ellis has acquired Nachurs Alpine Solutions. Photo: courtesy of Horst Tinnes from Pixabay.

Wilbur-Ellis, a marketer and distributor of agricultural products, has acquired speciality liquid chemical manufacturer Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS) for an undisclosed sum.

Established in 1946, NAS serves the customers in the precision agriculture, transportation, energy, and diversified industrial sectors in North America.

NAS has pioneered precision-placed liquid fertiliser to meet the nutritional needs of crops

The company has formulated precision-placed liquid fertiliser to meet the nutritional requirements of crops and growing conditions in the US and Canada.

NAS has organised into six business units over the past two decades. The company also offers de-icing and freeze prevention solutions for the transportation and mining industries, as well as fluids for the energy sector.

NAS, a pioneer in precision agriculture, will compliment Wilbur-Ellis’ Agribusiness division, a provider of precision agriculture technology, as well as distributor and marketer of crop protection, seed and nutritional products.

NAS’ products will continue to be marketed under its brands, including Nachurs and Alpine liquid fertilisers in the US and Canada. Nachurs Alpine Solutions Industrial (NASi) products will continue to be sold with the same name in the transportation, mining, energy, and industrial chemicals markets.

NAS manages its brands with the support of over 200 employees, seven manufacturing plants and more than 85 distribution terminals in the US and Canada.

The acquisition of NAS will also allow Wilbur-Ellis to enter new markets and expand its speciality chemicals presence in North America.

NAS will operate as a new business division, alongside Wilbur-Ellis’s other core businesses such as agribusiness, nutrition and Connell.

The current president and CEO Jeff Barnes will lead the NAS. He will report to Wilbur-Ellis president and CEO John Buckley.

Buckley said. “NAS has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to innovate. Over the past five years, the company has launched over 50 new products, which has provided greater stability in changing markets and contributed significantly to their product portfolio.”

Wilbur-Ellis companies market and distributes agricultural products, animal nutrients and speciality chemicals and ingredients.