OHP, Inc. and Bayer CropScience have announced that the two companies’ long-standing marketing partnersship will mostly end on Oct. 31, 2016. OHP, Inc. has been the exclusive marketer of Bayer products into the U.S. ornamental nursery and greenhouse market for more than 26 years.
OHP will continue to service the full line of Bayer products through next October. After that date, OHP will market Bayer’s Marathon G, Marathon 60 and Marathon II insecticides, Discus insecticide, Decathlon insecticide and OHP Chipco 26019 N/G fungicide sourced from Bayer.
The remainder of Bayer’s North American turf and production ornamentals business will be served directly by Bayer, targeting greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers across the U.S. To facilitate their entry into this market, Bayer will begin marketing products and active ingredients that have previously been marketed by OHP Inc., as well as other Bayer chemistries.
“Our partnership with Bayer has been an important part of the OHP business over the years, and we look forward to working together with them going forward on selected products” says Ron Soldo, President and CEO of OHP. “While we regret not having the opportunity to develop new products from Bayer, our overall mission is to provide our customers with a wide range of solution-based technology, and we will continue to do this for long into the future.”
“Growers can be assured that OHP will remained focused on servicing the greenhouse and nursery markets with our staff of horticultural professionals today and many years into the future,” says Andy Seckinger, marketing manager at OHP. “We will continue to be a leading supplier of pest control solutions to the ornamental market and will offer even more solutions in the coming years. We partner with several technology providers to bring quality products to the market, and we will continue to grow with the added flexibility we now enjoy. Our high-quality staff of sales and technical support people remains the same. They are second to none in the industry and will continue to serve the grower in a professional manner.”
“OHP has been a highly valued partner of Bayer for the past 26 years,” says Gilles Galliou, president of Bayer Environmental Science North America. “Moving ahead, Bayer looks forward to an exciting opportunity to be more directly engaged with the high-quality businesses in this vibrant industry and to get even closer to our customers.”
OHP and Bayer will continue to work closely together over the next year to ensure that all customer needs are met through the transition period.