The new centre will provide additional capacity and flexibility to Syngenta to meet its growing demand for its innovative crop solutions in the US
US-based third-party logistic provider WSI has teamed up with Syngenta, a global agricultural technology company, to open a new agriculture crop protection product facility in Iowa, US.
WSI said that the inauguration of the facility is the initial phase of the agricultural logistics industrial project which is situated on a 43-acre, rail accessible site in Mills County at Interstates 29 and 80 in a designated Foreign Trade Zone.
The first phase includes a distribution building which will serve the agricultural industry throughout the Midwest.
It will also include 137,000ft2 of warehouse for storage and distribution services, Hazmat (class H3 and H4) and Non-Hazmat Storage and will use advanced facility ventilation technologies.
The new facility to provide additional capacity to Syngenta
The new storage and distribution centre will provide additional capacity and flexibility to Syngenta to meet its growing demand for its innovative crop solutions in the US.
It is also expected to support Syngenta to provide uninterrupted distribution and quick services to keep the operations of their customers run smoothly.
Syngenta Logistics North America Supply Operations head Roger Herzog said: “This site was selected because of its central location in the heart of American agriculture.
“The location, combined with the interstate and potential rail access, is ideally suited to serve Syngenta’s logistics needs in a six-state region.”
Additionally, WSI is planning an expansion of the facility to include a bulk tank farm and possibly additional packaging space.
WSI CEO Bob Schroeder said: “WSI is dedicated to ensuring Syngenta’s customers receive the absolute reliability they require and deserve to obtain the highest yields.
“The food supply in America is the most essential component of our economy and WSI is proud to play a small part in Syngenta’s supply chain serving the agricultural community.”
In October this year, Syngenta Group’s unit Syngenta Crop Protection acquired biologicals group Valagro.