ARYSTA LIFESCIENCE EMEA

Arysta LifeScience aspires to be known and respected as a company that sets new standards in crop production by applying bioscience in agriculture.

Arysta LifeScience EMEA provides modern, progressive solutions for sustained crop production. We develop and market a unique portfolio of seed treatment, crop protection and biosolutions products optimized for both specialty and arable crops. Our strong position in biosolutions and seed treatment market segments, together with our broad range of proven crop protection products, provides the basis for our unique ProNutiva™ concept, an integrated crop solution we are now launching in EMEA.

Our company serves developed markets with intense crop production—Western and Southern Europe—as well as emerging markets—Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia—where growth is especially rapid. Investments in our research and development program, our world-class production facilities, our broad distribution network, and our contract manufacturing capabilities allow us to provide a variety of innovative formulations to customers in these regions.

Arysta LifeScience facilities in Noguères, France, and Ougrée, Belgium, produce herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, while our operation in Saint-Malo, France, focuses on biosolutions. A facility in Evesham, England, serves as a center of excellence in seed treatment.

ARYSTA LIFESCIENCE IN THE WORLD

Arysta LifeScience is a global agricultural company specializing in the marketing and distribution of innovative crop protection and life science brands. With more than 200 active ingredients, Arysta LifeScience has a well-integrated biological and chemical portfolio to provide complete solutions to growers. The company’s wide range of offerings includes biosolutions; fungicides; herbicides; insecticides; and seed treatments. Arysta LifeScience, which has more than 4,000 employees working in over 100 countries to serve customers worldwide, had 2015 revenues of US$1.8 billion.

Arysta's “asset-lite, high-touch” business model optimizes its cost structure, resulting in greater flexibility and responsiveness to dynamic market changes. The asset-lite model involves mixing and blending ingredients supplied by others to produce unique formulations having performance characteristics that precisely target customer needs. The high-touch component of the model addresses Arysta's skilled research and development capability enhanced by a strong commercial, marketing and technical teams that stay close to the customer.

The new Arysta LifeScience is a consolidation of three legacy businesses: Arysta LifeScience, Chemtura AgroSolutions and Agriphar. The merging of these companies gave the new entity an unrivalled combination of leading products, complementary geographies across the globe, and deep market knowledge built on a combined 270+ years of business experience. Since 2015, the Company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Platform Specialty Products (NYSE: PAH), based in Miami, Florida.

GLOBAL PRESENCE

Our Global Footprint with 7 Business Units around the world

To view more information on Arysta LifeScience Worldwide please visit our global hub at: http://www.arystalifescience.com

WHAT we stand for

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to cultivate prosperity through advanced agriculture.

We develop unique combinations of innovative crop protection technologies and biosolutions for sustainable farming.

OUR VISION
We aspire to be known and respected as a company that sets new standards in crop production by applying bioscience in agriculture.


Our values and behaviours are in the basis of everything we do

  • Customer focus

    Customer focus

    We strive to help our customers to succeed by offering advanced solutions, improving our responsiveness, and anticipating their needs. Our goal is to make the customer the driving force behind our decision-making.

  • Innovation

    Innovation

    We regard innovation as a process of finding unique solutions that result from new ways of thinking, creating new processes, or developing new products. Innovation is the force that keeps our Company's products near the top of customers’ preference lists.

  • Integrity and mutual respect

    Integrity and mutual respect

    We are dedicated to managing and operating our business in line with the highest business, ethical and moral principles. By maintaining our integrity through open, honest and fair dealings, we earn trust for ourselves and our products from everyone with whom we come in contact.

  • Safety & Environmental Stewardship

    Safety & Environmental Stewardship

    Safety in the workplace and in work practices is a priority. We strive to operate with the highest regard for safety and environment compliance.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

    Entrepreneurial spirit

    We encourage entrepreneurial spirit - an approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, instead of simply responding to it. Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by critical questioning, high level of performance, result driven approach, and direct accountability.

MANAGEMENT

Leadership Team in Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • José Nobre

    President and CEO

    José Nobre

    President and CEO

    José serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Africa and Middle East at Arysta LifeScience. His main objective is to position Arysta as a supplier of choice for farmers in the region of his responsibility providing complete portfolio of innovative products from seed treatment to crop protection to biosolutions.

    José joined Tomen Corporation in 1998 and became President and CEO of the European Life Science business for Arysta LifeScience in 2001. He was promoted to Head of the Global Life Science business in 2007.

    Mr. Nobre started his career as Business Development Manager for the biotech sector at Amersham International UK and as Western Europe Vice President of ICN Pharmaceuticals, followed by several years as a Technical and Operational Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant for several companies in Europe, Japan and the U.S.

     

  • Mike Shanks

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mike Shanks

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mike is responsible for finance throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. His primary goals are to deliver robust financial stewardship and effective business partnership across the region.

    Mike has more than 20 years experience in finance having worked for various companies such as Ecolab and Johnson & Johnson in a number of country, regional and global roles. He has experience in the petrochemical, healthcare, FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors.

    Originally from Inverness in the north of Scotland, Mike served with the British Royal Navy before qualifying as an accountant and embarking on his financial career.

    Favourite quote: “The best things in life aren’t things.”

  • Jozef Michrina

    Head of Marketing

    Jozef Michrina

    Head of Marketing

    Jozef’s main objective is to develop a modern portfolio of Seed Treatment, Conventional and BioSolutions products in targeted strategic crops and markets, delivering the value to Arysta partners and society in large.

    Jozef has more than 20 years experience in Sales and various senior Marketing functions in Arysta LifeScience and its predecessor companies.

    Favorite quote: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

  • Hildo Brilleman

    Head of North-West, Central and Eastern Europe

    Hildo Brilleman

    Head of North-West, Central and Eastern Europe

    Hildo is responsible for growth strategy development, commercial and P&L management of the North-West, Central and East Europe sub-regions in the Arysta Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Unit. His main goal in his current role is to work with the leadership team to develop both the country organizations and in-country business to capture the growth opportunity in North-West, Central and Eastern Europe.

    Hildo has more than 15 years of professional experience in the agrochemicals industry, having worked before for Zeneca and later Syngenta. Hildo also had senior marketing and commercial roles in other industries, where he worked for Campina and Hoya.

    His experience spans various locations including Latin America, Africa and Europe.

    Favorite quote: “The world is my oyster!”

  • Marcel Dreyer

    Head of Southern, Eastern Africa and Public Health

    Marcel Dreyer

    Head of Southern, Eastern Africa and Public Health

    Marcel is responsible for growth strategy development, commercial and P&L management of the Southern & Eastern Africa sub-region as well as the Public Health business in the Arysta EMEA business unit. His main goal is to drive his team to identify and explore new market opportunities and develop the business in the sub-region.

    Marcel has over 25 years of professional experience in the agrochemicals industry, mainly responsible for technical and marketing functions as well as an active member of management teams. Marcel has an extensive knowledge of crop protection products, markets and the regulatory challenges facing the region.  He is the current President of CropLife South Africa.

    Favorite quote: “Enjoy life – People often miss the silver lining looking for gold”

  • Martin Martens

    Head of Integration, 3rd parties and Strategic Alliances EMEA

    Martin Martens

    Head of Integration, 3rd parties and Strategic Alliances EMEA

    Martin is responsible for the coordination of the different integration projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa Business Unit. In parallel he took the role of site manager in Ougrée and he is leading the Non-Crop business in Europe. The main targets in his integration role are “one face to the customer,” delivering the synergies, and reducing back office complexity.

    Martin has over 30 years of professional experience in the agrochemicals industry, mainly in functions related to registration and development, as well as senior-level positions in sales and marketing. His experience includes a profound knowledge of value creation through product strategy, combined with regulatory challenges.

    Favorite quote: “1+1+1+1=5”

  • Michel Bihry

    Head of Human Resources

    Michel Bihry

    Head of Human Resources

    Michel is responsible for equipping the company with the necessary organizational structure and people with the required skills to support strategy and objectives delivery. His main goal with the HR team is to support the business in talent acquisition, organization and people development, compensation and benefits, workforce engagement, and change management.

    Michel has more than 32 years of experience in HR in the catering and services, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, with Sodexho, Syngenta and their legacy companies. He has earned regional and global responsibilities over the past 19 years.

    Favorite quote: “The past cannot be changed, so keep your focus on the future as you can shape it.”

  • Guilhem de Gaillard

    Head of Legal Counsel

    Guilhem de Gaillard

    Head of Legal Counsel

    Guilhem is responsible for Legal, Insurance and Compliance. His focus is to be a trusted advisor and a reliable business team player to better serve and protect the business. Maintaining the agility to find solutions, and being ready to act decisively to maximize opportunities and minimize risks, is his “Company Act,” as is generating EBITDA for Arysta.

    Guilhem has more than 20 years of experience in roles that included working in both a law firm and bank. He has been with Arysta for more than 18 years.

    Two of his favorite quotes include:

    • “Not only avoid negative outcomes, but generate positive ones.”
    • “Dura Lex, Sed Lex” (The law is harsh, but it is the law).
  • Guy de Froberville

    Head of Central Africa region
    Country Manager Turkey-Middle East

    Guy de Froberville

    Head of Central Africa region
    Country Manager Turkey-Middle East

    Guy is in charge of Third-party Alliance Management and Tolling in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His main responsibility is to build strong and sustainable relationships with third-party manufacturers to develop and strengthen Arysta's business and toll-in activity. His role is also to manage the team and database associated with this activity.

    In addition to this major mission, Guy also has direct commercial accountability for Turkey and Middle East.

    Guy has 27 years of experience in crop protection, mostly in commercial roles in different cultures and geographies such as Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe (including the French market) and Latin America.

    Favorite quote: “Never say never.”

  • Delene Van Der Horst

    S.C. & Operations Director

    Delene Van Der Horst

    S.C. & Operations Director

    Currently Head of Operations and Supply Chain for EMEA from June 2016, Delene previously managed various Operations and Supply Chain areas in Germany, UK, Central America and the Caribbean for British American Tobacco and Royal Dutch Shell until she joined Arysta in May 2015 as Head of Operations and Supply Chain for AIME.

    Favorite quote: “Keep calm!! There is always a solution.”

  • Yves Le Goff

    EMEA IT Partner

     

    Yves Le Goff

    EMEA IT Partner

     

    Following 8 years in automotive and plastic industry, Yves joined the company 16 years ago, moving from Calliope, to Arysta and now PSP. His expertise is in ERP’s, IT applications and PMO with a lot of background in Supply Chain; supporting and helping the business in its growth.

     

  • Pascal Martel

    Special Projects

    Pascal Martel

    Special Projects

    Pascal is in charge of FP&A activities & strategic initiatives. His focus is to partner with the business ensuring delivery of financial performance and strategic projects.

    He has 15 years international experience in finance, both manufacturing (High Tech, Life Science) and service environments.
    Before joining Arysta in 2014, Pascal worked for Hertz International specializing in business planning and data modelling.

    Favorite quote: "Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."

Production and R&D sites

We have a number of formulation plants, laboratories and research facilities in France, Belgium, England and Africa.

  • Noguères, France

    Date of foundation: 1992

    Services: formulation, packing and distribution services, inward process relief, bonded warehouse, storage of crop protection products

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    Formulation type:
    • Granulation (GR)
    • Flowable: Suspension Concentrate (SC)
    • Liquid: Emulsifiant Concentrate (EC), Soluble Liquid (SL), Ultra Low Volume (ULV)
    • Powder: Water Dispersible Granule (WDG)
    A range of packaging:
    • From sachets of 125ml to intermediate bulk containers (IBC) of 1000L 
    • From sachet of 4g to big bags of 1000kg

    Storage: 12 000 m², 9 000 MT

    Laboratory: development and quality control

    The site in Nogueres meets Quality and Safety Standards through compliance with Health and Safety Policy and different Certifications processes. It was granted with following certificates: ISO 9001 v2008, ISO 14001 v2004 and OHSAS 18001 v2007.

  • Ougrée, Belgium

    Date of foundation: 1945

    Services: formulation, packing and distribution services, storage of crop protection products

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    Formulation type:
    • Flowable: Suspension Concentrate (SC)
    • Liquid: Emulsion Concentrates (EC), Water-Soluble Concentrate (SL), Micro- Emulsions (ME), Oil in water emulsions (EW), Water in oil emulsions (EO), ULV solutions (UL)
    • Powder: dust powder (DP)
    A range of packaging:
    • From cans of 100 ml to bulk containers (IBC) of 1000L
    • From 5 kg bags to bigbags

    Storage: 20 warehouses equivalent to 20,000 m2

    Laboratory: development and quality control

    The site in Ougree is meeting all the requirements of quality control, environmental demands and health and safety standards. It has following certificates ISO 9001 v2008, ISO 14001 v2004.

  • Saint-Malo, France

    Date of foundation: 1971

    Services: production, formulation, packing, distribution, and storage of BioSolutions

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    Formulation type: Suspension Concentrate (SC) and Soluble Liquide (SL)

    Storage Capacity: 2000 pallets

    R&D capabilities: 4000 m²

    Plant Pathology and Physiology laboratory (500 m²) with 5 climatic rooms and 4 greenhouses (100 m²) for tests in controlled conditions, belonging to Global Biological Laboratories Departement:
    • Screenings of Plant Protection Products, Biostimulants and Innovative Nutrition products
    • Mode of action elucidation
    • New products development

    Screening area in field (3000 m²) to carry out the first screenings of products before testing in the field within the different regions of the world

    Quality control
    The site in Saint-Malo meets all the requirements of quality control, environmental demands and health and safety standards. It has ISO 9001 v2008 certificate.
  • Evesham, UK

    Date of foundation: 1971

    Services: global formulation and seed treatment centre of excellence

    • Formulation design, development & manufacturing support
    • Analytical support for formulation development (July 2016)
    • Seed Laboratory
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    Formulation laboratory: Development of high quality innovative crop protection and seed treatment formulations to international standards

    • All formulation types
    • Formulation development, physical/chemical characterisation, shelf life and packaging studies
    • Formulation laboratory, preparation area and pilot plant

    Analytical laboratory:

    • Chemical analysis of crop protection and seed treatment formulations

    Seed laboratory:

    • Seed safety and selectivity studies
    • Vigour and growth stimulation tests
    • Efficacy and compatibility testing
    • Quality test: distribution, coverage, color, dust-off

    Quality control: ORETO (Official Recognition of Efficacy Testing Organisations) Compliance, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) – an International Quality system supported by the OECD

  • Natural Plant Protection (NPP), France

    Date of foundation: 1994

    Services:

    • Development and production of biocontrol products
    • Synthesis and fomulation based on four biotechnologies: Insect viruses, Enthomopathogenic fungus, Plant extracts, Semiochemicals 
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    Laboratory:

    • Product and Bioprocess development
    • Quality control
    • Microbiology and Entomology Laboratory belonging to Global Biological Laboratories Department

    Production:

    • 2230 m² allocated for mass insect rearing
    • 900 m² of white rooms with temperature and humidity control
    • Formulation and packaging facilities
    • Storage with controlled temperature (+4° / -18°C)

    NPP meets all the requirements of quality control, environmental demands and health and safety standards.

  • Durban, South Africa

    Date of foundation: 2001

    Services: Formulation, packing, distribution services, storage of crop protection products

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    Formulation type:
    • Flowable: Suspension Concentrate (SC)
    • Liquid: Emulsion Concentrates (EC), Water-Soluble Concentrate (SL), Suspo-Emulsions (SE), Oil in water emulsions (EW),
    • Solids: Water Dispersible Granule (WDG), Water Soluble Granule (WSG), Wettable Powder (WP)
    A range of packaging:
    • Liquids : Containers 5L to 200L
    • Solids : Sachets, bags and FIBC, 1kg to 500kg

    Storage: 4 Warehouses, 17,000m2 (not specific to Canelands factory site, but for entire South African supply chain network)

    Laboratory: Formulation development, granulation piloting testing facilities and analytical laboratory (HPLC, GC, MS GC)

    Quality Control : QMS ISO9001 certified

  • Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Date of foundation: 1981

    Services: packing operations and sales of agrochemicals, sprayers ,etc…

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    A range of packaging:
    • from 5 g to 200l; sachets, cans and bottles.
      • Wettable Power (WP)
      • Emulsion Concentrates (EP)
      • Suspension Concentrate (SC)

    Storage: 1700 m²

    Quality Control: external