Engage Agro USA, LLC officially became Belchim Crop Protection USA, LLC (Belchim.com) on Jan. 1, 2018. The new company headquarters will be located in Wilmington, DE. Tom Wood has been appointed as General Manager of Belchim Crop Protection.
The buyout of Engage Agro in May 2017 provided a ready-made platform toward global expansion of Belchim Crop Protection’s innovative agrochemical and bio-based product portfolio and corporate brand. For more than 30 years, Belchim has been providing agricultural customers internationally, including greenhouse growers, with more than 100 well-known products. The Belchim name is well respected abroad and will now be recognized in the U.S., as well, according to a statement from the company.
Establishing a new corporate headquarters in Wilmington presents a fresh start and professional face to customers, and was desirable due to the geographic accessibility of the Belgium and Canadian office. Additionally, the East coast is a hub to multiple agricultural chemical companies, which will provide a convenience for future business growth.
Tom Wood will take on the overall leadership of the team in the U.S. He will develop and implement the sales and marketing strategy, ensure engagement of the key business partners in the country, and manage cross-functional communication with the Guelph Development Center in Canada and the Belchim Headquarters in Belgium.
“I am excited to lead a team of experienced individuals with extensive backgrounds in the agriculture, turf, and ornamental industries as we expand into the U.S.,” Wood says. “Belchim’s portfolio and pipeline of innovative products will provide great opportunities and will be an integral part of our global growth initiatives.”