Feb 23, 2021
France’s Bioline Agrosciences acquires Kenya’s Dudutech and reaffirms global ambition in biocontrols
Bioline Agrosciences of the French InVivo Group recently announced its acquisition of the Kenyan Biocontrol Company Dudutech from the British Company Flamingo Group International.
The acquisition of Dudutech marks an important step for Bioline Agrosciences, which is marketing itself as a world-class player in the production and distribution of biocontrol solutions.
“This acquisition is a huge step for Bioline, our agricultural subsidiary, which is becoming a major player in biocontrol at the international level,” InVivo Group CEO Thierry Blandinières said in a news release from the company. “It’s perfectly aligned with our vision to promote the agricultural and food transition towards a resilient agrosystem, by deploying innovative and responsible solutions and products.”
The news release called Dudutech a “local biofactory for a local market.” Created in 2001, Dudutech is Africa’s leader in integrated pest management (IPM) with a wealth of experience in designing and delivering biological pest control solutions. With its new biofactory in Kenya Bioline Agrosciences owns now 8 production sites in the world (Europe/ North America and Africa
Giles Turrell, CEO of the Flamingo Group, which supplies to major UK and European Supermarkets and digital retail channels with fresh cut flowers, produce and plants, said his company, with its substantial Growing operations in Kenya and Ethiopia, “will continue to use integrated crop management solutions as a production strategy. Therefore, it made sense for us to select Bioline Agrosciences as the future owner of Dudutech and preferred supplier. Our leading position in technology with a strong commitment to sustainable farming, will ensure premium quality and innovative biocontrol solutions are widely available for our Group.”
Tom Mason will remain Managing Director of Dudutech.
Laurent MARTEL, CEO of Bioline Group, added that “this new site in Kenya will be the spearhead of our expansion in Africa to promote new environmental-friendly technologies in agriculture.”
According to Ludwik Pokorny, CEO of Bioline Agrosciences, “the biocontrol market is growing strongly, and the acquisition of Dudutech will allow us to increase our technological leadership, complete our product portfolio. This is a unique opportunity to specialize in flower production by creating this partnership with the Flamingo Group and to bring our 40-year-old expertise on other crops in the region.”
With over 40 years of experience, Bioline Agrosciences specializes in offering premium quality macro biocontrol solutions to top growers around the world.