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SBM LIFE SCIENCE EXTENDS THE DISTRIBUTION OF BIOGENTS’ SOLUTIONS TO ALL OF EUROPE

22 November 2021
France, November 22, 2021 – SBM Life Science, one of the global leaders in the Home and Garden sector, and Biogents, an innovative company on the forefront of mosquito-control research, have signed an exclusive retail sales agreement covering all of Europe. SBM Life Science’s ambition is to ease the daily life of consumers, experts, and neo-gardeners by offering tested, trusted, and eco-responsible solutions for their plants, gardens, and living spaces. With the invasion of mosquitoes increasing due to climate change, SBM’s offering will now include Biogents’ highly effective, environmentally friendly anti-mosquito traps that safeguard biodiversity while protecting humans from disease. Starting January 1, 2022, SBM Life Science will distribute Biogents’ products in the European retail market and on digital platforms, enriching SBM’s portfolio for its customers. SPG will continue to manage the distribution of Biogents’ solutions in France. The range of anti-mosquito products are insecticide-free and mimic human odour with a patented lure. As a result, they are naturally effective against tiger mosquitoes and have proven effective indoors and outdoors. Biogents’ exclusive, eco-friendly mosquito control products have been distributed in specialized stores in France by SPG, part of SBM Company since August 2021. They are now expanding their distribution in Europe via SBM Life Science’s usual distribution channels, such as DIY stores, garden centers and general food stores, and consumer marketplaces and websites such as Amazon, excluding Biogents’ own online stores. Alexandre Simmler, Managing Director of SBM Life Science, said, “Biogents was created in 2002 by two visionaries who wanted to make a positive change in the world. At SBM, we share that same vision and are thrilled to offer Biogents’ products to a wider audience in Europe. That includes our retailers, whose market is growing, and our consumers, whose demands are constantly increasing”. Martin Geier, Managing Director of Biogents AG, said, “After working successfully with SPG in the French market over the last few years, we are delighted to continue our relationship and the development of a much larger market throughout the EU with SBM. We believe this cooperation will deliver Biogents’ products to a broader customer base faster than would otherwise have been possible”.  

ABOUT SBM LIFE SCIENCE

  SBM Life Science is the Home & Garden subsidiary of SBM Company. With 450 employees over 22 sites around the world, the subsidiary represents €270M in turnover. SBM Life Science places its expertise at the service of its customers and consumers through innovative and responsible solutions and services for their plants, gardens, and living environments. It offers a complete range of products, including plant protection, plant care, and plant food, and pest control products for the home to meet consumers’ primary needs: to Nourish, Beautify, Maintain, and Defend. SBM Life Science has deployed several major brands in Europe: Protect Home®, Protect Garden®, and Solabiol®, a pioneer in natural products in France since 2001. Other high-performing local brands complete the company’s offer in each European country, such as NutriOne® and Thermacell®. In North America, SBM Life Science Corp. is a key player in innovation in the Lawn and Garden market and stands with leading brands such as BioAdvanced®, Natria® and NutriOne®. SBM Life Science is part of SBM Company. For more information, please visit https://sbm-company.com/  

About Biogents

For more information, please visit. https://eu-shop.biogents.com
Hugo Plan (SBM Life Science), Matthieu Schmidt (SBM Life Science), Martin Geier (Biogents), Alexandre Simmler (SBM Life Science), Andreas Rose (Biogents)
 

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SBM Life Science Sophie Blazere Leclerc – Group Communication & CSR Director + 33 7 70 29 73 50 – sophie.blazere-leclerc@sbm-company.com
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SBM COMPANY CONTINUES ITS EXPANSION AND STRENGTHENS ITS LEADERSHIP WITH THE ACQUISITION OF SPG

19 August 2021
  Ecully, France, August 2, 2021 - SBM enriches its portfolio of solutions for its customers and consumers and completes its offer in the French garden market with the acquisition of the company SPG (Société De Production Grainières). SBM's objective is to continue to enrich its portfolio of solutions for its customers and consumers, to reinforce its leadership on the French market and to continue to be innovative while keeping in its DNA the family values that drive it. SPG, a historical player in the vegetable and flower seeds segment, markets well-known brands such as Caillard, Le Paysan and La Semeuse. The company is also a precursor in the development of an offer focused on biodiversity and has been distributing an innovative and eco-responsible anti-mosquito solution since 2019 exclusively through the Biogents brand. Alexandre Simmler, Managing Director of SBM Life Science, says "I would like to salute the commitment of Hugo Plan and his teams, which has enabled us to develop a company with family and entrepreneurial values that are dear to SBM. SPG offers products adapted to the new needs of consumers: vegetable and flower seeds, biodiversity, mosquito control. We are happy to welcome the teams and to make these ranges fruitful for all our partners and customers". This agreement was concluded between SOPEX, the owner of SPG (Société de Production Grainière) and SBM is effective as of August 1st, 2021. As part of its integration within the SBM group, SPG will continue to operate as an autonomous business line. SOPEX would like to thank all the SPG teams and its management for the action carried out together in the recovery of the company during the last 5 years, which allowed us to regain an essential financial balance and above all, strong development axes for the future. We are pleased to hand over the torch to SBM, with whom we share the same corporate values, and wish them every success in the continued deployment of SPG.  

ABOUT SBM COMPANY

  SBM Company is a family-owned industrial group of French origin, created in 1994 and present in more than 31 countries throughout Europe and North America. SBM Company designs, homologates, produces and markets products for the care and protection of crops, gardens and the home. Recognized for its expertise in both the agricultural and consumer markets, SBM masters its entire value chain, from R&D to the consumer. Innovation is at the heart of the group's strategy, in order to constantly adapt to market changes. The group is positioned in 4 areas of activity: - agricultural crop protection, through the commercial entity CMPA - industrial production, with three plants (two in France and one in the United States) - aromatherapy, under the LCA brands - Garden & Home, which is now the group's main activity, through its subsidiary SBM Life Science. For more information, please visit https://sbm-company.com/  

ABOUT SBM LIFE SCIENCE

  SBM Life Science is the Garden & Home subsidiary of the SBM Company group. With 350 employees spread over 22 sites worldwide, the subsidiary represents a turnover of 230M€. SBM Life Science puts its expertise at the service of its customers and consumers, thanks to innovative and responsible solutions and services for their plants, their garden and their living space. It offers a complete range of plant protection, care and nutrition products, growing media and home pest control products that meet consumers' main needs: Nourish, Beautify, Maintain and Defend. SBM Life Science has deployed several flagship brands in Europe: Protect Home®, Protect Garden® and Solabiol®, a pioneering brand in France in the natural products segment since 2001. In each country, other strong local brands complete the offer, such as Caussade®, Protect Expert®, NutriOne® and Thermacell® in France. In the United States, SBM Life Science Corp. is a key player in innovation in the Garden and Lawn market, and offers recognized brands such as BioAdvanced®, Natria® and NutriOne®.  

CONTACT PRESSE

SBM Company

Sophie Blazere Leclerc – Group Communication & CSR Director + 33 7 70 29 73 50 – sophie.blazere-leclerc@sbm-company.com

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FRANÇOIS MAZELLIER APPOINTED COUNTRY HEAD FOR SBM LIFE SCIENCE FRANCE

10 July 2020
In the continuity of its development and in order to support its ambitions on the French market, SBM Life Science entrusts the responsibility for its France subsidiary to François Mazellier as of September 7, 2020.
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SBM Life Science confirms the acquisition of BHS garden business

01 July 2020
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 FertilizerIn 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.s, Soil, Lawn Seeds, PLant Protection Products, Outdoor Maintenance products, as of the 1st July.
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