Kocide LLC has completed its acquisition of a state-of-the-art copper fungicide production facility in Houston, Texas, from DuPont. The acquisition of the facility began December 1, 2014, when Mitsui & Co., Ltd, acquired DuPont’s Kocide and ManKocide copper fungicide assets for Kocide LLC, which Mitsui wholly.
“We now control the production of our products from raw ingredient to finished goods, which ensures our customers receive the highest quality copper based fungicide/bactericide products on the market.”
“Additionally, we are benefiting from the transfer of manufacturing knowledge and product innovation between Kocide LLC and Spiess Urania, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui, which manufactures and markets leading copper fungicide brands across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia,” Johnson said. Spiess Urania Chemicals GmbH is based in Germany.
Kocide LLC is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. Its Kocide branded copper fungicides are registered in more than 75 countries and are used to control certain fungal and bacterial diseases on vegetable, tree and vine crops.