DLF Pickseed USA Announces Acquisition of OreGro Seeds; Claus Ikjaer Discusses
HALSEY, OR - A recent acquisition is preparing to create exponential growth for one seed supplier, as DLF Pickseed USA has acquired the assets of OreGro Seeds. Through this deal, the seed company will be exclusively offering the provider’s proprietary cool-season forage grass, forage legume, turfgrass, cover crop, and small grain varieties in the United States and abroad.
“This investment not only complements our expansive global research and product portfolio, but also adds significant operational capacity and staff to support customers,” said Claus Ikjaer, Chief Executive Officer for DLF Pickseed USA. “This is a strategic development to bolster our seed innovation, service, and support.”
With this acquisition, DLF takes over three warehouse facilities, totaling 75,000 square feet, fully equipped with blending and packaging capabilities. As noted in a press release, the company will also incorporate the research activities of OreGro into its North American and global research platforms.
Also as a result of the transaction, DLF has welcomed 20 of OreGro’s former employees.
“These new team members and infrastructure will help ensure a seamless transition for OreGro partners and position our customers for future growth,” said Ikjaer. “It’s also very exciting to have the opportunity to further invest in the Willamette Valley seed industry.”
Home to DLF Pickseed USA, the Willamette Valley in Oregon is one of the world’s top producers of cool-season forage and turfgrass seed.
With this key acquisition in play, ANUK will keep a close watch on the seed purveyor’s future growth, so stay tuned.