Business & Policy
Church & Dwight Acquires Agro BioSciences
By Press release
Arm & Hammer enhances productivity portfolio with Microbial Terroir™ technology platform
By Press release
May 4, 2017, Princeton, N.J. – Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the parent company of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, is pleased to announce today it has acquired Agro BioSciences™, Inc. of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Agro BioSciences is a leading microbial biotechnology company with an innovative platform to provide novel, science-based products for animal and agricultural production. Using proprietary techniques and functional genomics, Agro BioSciences identifies the distinct and beneficial bacteria within the Microbial Terroir™ to improve animal and agricultural productivity.
With the integration of these two entities, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition now becomes a worldwide leader in providing both microbial and nutrition solutions and services supported by an unmatched research and development pipeline.
“We are very excited about this integration because it further supports our long-term plan to grow, evolve and diversify our business through unique advancements in animal and agricultural productivity,” said Scott Druker, general manager of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition.
This union is a positive development for both companies. “We are now a worldwide leader in providing the broadest portfolio of both microbial and nutrition solutions and services backed by an extensive R&D pipeline,” said Druker. “For Agro BioSciences, joining forces with ARM & HAMMER™ offers the support of the well-established Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition brand and the considerable resources of a reputable, trusted corporation in Church & Dwight Co., Inc.”
“The joining together of Agro BioSciences and ARM & HAMMER sets a path for future success leveraging the trusted ARM & HAMMER brand with the extensive development platforms of Agro BioSciences,” says Agro BioSciences President Tom Rehberger. He added, “Together, we will work to increase agricultural productivity through natural solutions that improve the quality and safety of the food that reaches consumers’ tables.”
“The combined entities will have a strengthened portfolio of products to meet the growing needs of agricultural producers worldwide,” Druker explained. “This union is a good fit because ARM & HAMMER and Agro BioSciences share common core values: strong relationships with customers and partners; deep commitment to employee development; dedication to research and innovation; environmental stewardship; and a commitment to meet the growing needs of producers globally.”