Jean-Paul Simmler creates SBMSee more See less
Jean-Paul Simmler creates the company SBM Développement and acquires a production site belonging to Rhône Poulenc Agrochimie at the time, creating a partnership with the site employees. This entity, specialized in the formulation and the packaging of plant protection products for the agricultural market, is located at Béziers. SBM is born, and the adventure begins…
SBM extends to crop protectionSee more See less
To contribute to warehouse volumes, the decision is taken to create a range of products for crop protection.
Creation of NovajardinSee more See less
In the same spirit, SBM expands into the garden world by engaging in the distribution of public products with the creation of NovaJardin.
Creation of IRISSee more See less
To satisfy the growing needs of the garden sector, the group strengthens itself thanks to the acquisition of a production site specialised in the packaging of small packages: IRIS.
SBM purchases AgrEvo ProdeTechSee more See less
SBM purchases the industrial unit AgrEvo ProdeTech, specialized in the formulation of insecticides in Marseilles, and doubles their revenue and their workforce.
SBM buys SolabiolSee more See less
Anticipating the evolution of the natural products market, SBM purchases the garden activity of the Samabiol company as well as the Solabiol brand, expert in natural products. This operation allows this new range to benefit from the comprehensive expertise of the group in terms of testing, registration, manufacture and product launching.
Through this acquisition, SBM will become the first major player in the garden sector to bet on the natural way in France.
Creation of CMPASee more See less
SBM buys an insecticide molecule from Bayer, cypermethrin, for which it obtains European level registration in 2006.
SBM creates CMPA in order to market this range on the agricultural market, in Europe and in North Africa. This molecule will also be developed on the garden market.
Closure of the Marseille production siteSee more See less
Production at the Marseille factory is stopped definitively.
Launch of Belem®See more See less
CMPA launches Belem®, first non-systemic soil insecticide granule with a cypermethrin base, registered for corn and sunflowers. It proves to be a success!
Acquisition of CaussadeSee more See less
To strengthen their position on the market, NovaJardin expands their offer with the acquisition of Caussade, specialised in consumer pest control (rat poison, rodenticide and household insecticides). This acquisition softens the dependency of seasonality linked to garden operations and to arrive on a new market: home protection.
The management of this entity is entrusted to Alexandre Simmler.
SBM extends to AromatherapySee more See less
SBM adds essential oils to their range of activities by purchasing the Laboratoire de Combe d’Ase (LCA), specialist in aromatherapy.
SBM purchases Bayer Advanced and Bayer JardinSee more See less
SBM creates a stir by purchasing Bayer Jardin/Garden in Europe and Bayer Advanced in the United States. In France, the merger of Bayer Jardin and NovaJardin gives life to SBM Life Science on 5 October 2016.
The new activity of the group is launched among the major world players of this market, allowing the SBM group to triple their revenue and to double their workforce. The doors of the European and American markets open…
In November 2016, the group joins forces with the French Institute of Science and Environment Ecology (iEES) of the University Pierre et Marie Curie de Paris to create a common R&D platform for the identification of active biocontrol substances.
Shares taken in specialized laboratory for biocontrol Germe SASee more See less
SBM acquires shares in Germe SA a laboratory specialized in biotechnology and microbiology.
The laboratory’s know-how applied to biocontrol and biostimulant products strengthens and diversifies our expertise while supporting Solabiol in the sector of natural products.
Acquisition of the Pasadena plantSee more See less
SBM strengthens its presence in the US by purchasing from Bayer its
formulation and packaging site in Pasadena, Texas, demonstrating to their customers it integration throughout the entirety of the value chain.
Agreement with ValagroSee more See less
SBM Life Science signs an agreement with Valagro and becomes owner of several leading brands in garden products and will market hundreds of references on the European and American markets.
Opening of a new Research and Development Center in IllinoisSee more See less
SBM Life Science continues expanding its North American operations with the completion of its first U.S.-based field research station in White Heath, Illinois.
Launch of a joint laboratory SBM Company/ University of SorbonneSee more See less
SBM Company and the University of Sorbonne combine their expertise and inaugurate NatInControl, a research project established to identify and develop new biocontrol solutions efficient for plant protection against pests.
Bayer Advanced® transitions to BioAdvanced® in the USASee more See less
Launch of Solabiol in EuropeSee more See less
Pionneer brand in natural gardening for more than 20 years, Solabiol has been helping gardeners to beautify and maintain plants at every stage of gardening.
Solabiol is committed to offering you products respectful of your plantations and the environment, and guarantees you to have beautiful and healthy plants, while remaining in tune with nature.
New headquarters La Canopée in Ecully, FranceSee more See less
SBM Company headquarters (Ecully – FR) greets
local and international teams, clients and partners.
La Canopée is a great showcase of our business
thanks to our first ambassadors and consumers:
our employees! A collaborative site with beautiful
gardens where our products and solutions are tested
on Buxus collections, veggie garden, ornemental
trees and flowers.
Bayer transtions to Protect Home and Protect Garden in EuropeSee more See less
Protect Garden is a brand ensuring efficiency & simplicity. It offers a large range of products to protect, feed plants and care for the garden.
Protect Home offers innovation products for a clean home and an efficient humain protection against pests.
Acquisition of BHS Garden businessSee more See less
In line with its development strategy, SBM Life Science is confirming the acquisition of BHS’s Garden business, key actor on the French market, specialized in Fertilizers, Soil, Lawn Seeds, Plant Protection Products, Outdoor Maintenance products, as of the 1st July.
This acquisition offers an excellent complementarity of ranges and allows SBM Life Science to open up new categories such as lawn seeds and mineral fertilizers, in addition to its ranges of natural fertilizers, growing media, plant protection products and biocides. SBM is thus strengthening its position on the French market by consolidating its offer on the LISA (Self Service Agriculture), Garden Centers and DIY networks.
An integrated group
For more than 20 years, thanks to the cross-subsidise of our activities on the Consumer and Professional markets,
we have a wealth of expertise, which is extensive and varied, from the conception of products to their distribution.
An integrated functioning which is well-tried, and which is today recognised and appreciated by our partners.
The later trusts us for the comprehensive expertise of our collaborators,
and our aptitude for always aligning our offers with the needs of the market.
- Innovation and research
- Formulation and development
- Production : formulation and packaging
A committed group
We fearlessly search for new opportunities, investing smartly to develop our business.
We use our expertise everyday to answer today’s needs and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges.
We’re immensely proud to treat our customers, colleagues and partners as we’d like to be treated with openness, professionalism and respect.
We’re combining expertise and agility to fit fast to the changing environment… we listen, learn and adapt quickly.
We’re constantly curious and endlessly ingenious… always improving existing solutions and dreaming up the next big thing.
SBM is one team… an inspiring group of brilliant people who enjoy achieving great work and winning together.