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Exwold Attend Agchem Trade Mission

23rd May 2014

Exwold’s Sam Price and Peter Webb were thrilled to attend with recent Trade Mission which was focused on the Agrochemical sector and visited four of Europe’s largest Crop Protection companies.

The event was organised as part of the Chemistry Growth Partnership which enables Government and Industry to work together to address key challenges and opportunities on a long term basis. This first event of its type focusing on the Agrochemical sector was jointly by the Chemical Industry Association and the UKTI.  You can read more about this initiative at

Representing all aspects of the UK’s potential offer to the Crop Protection Supply Chain, from Raw Materials, Chemical Synthesis, Analysis, Research and Development, Waste Treatment and of course Exwold’s area of expertise, Formulation.  Jonathon Copping & Neil Harvey did a wonderful job of organising delegates from 21 British companies.

Tony Bastock, Contract Chemical’s Managing Director was the Mission Leader and showed his enthusiasm and belief in the UK Chemical sector in his introductory speeches; outlining all the UK can offer and the desire to work with our European partners.

The attendance and hospitality of the host companies: DuPont, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer,  was incredible and most importantly initial feedback from both hosts & delegates was hugely positive.

To illustrate the huge support for this event, the British Ambassador to Switzerland, David Moran attended the events held in Basel and a drink reception was held at the British Consulate General’s Residence in Dusseldorf.

Sam Price, Commercial Director commented on the event “60% of Exwold’s business is in the Crop Protection market and Exwold’s granulation techniques put us in a unique position to supply WDGs and Granular formulations into the European market.  We were delighted to be part of this mission which allowed us to learn more about each of the host companies and start to develop dialogue with these large, impressive multinational companies. The organisation by the hosts, the CIA, UKTI and Tony Bastock was excellent and can not be under estimated ; from the pedigree and attendance  of the companies visited right through to the luxury coach driver, Ralph. I have worked in the Chemical sector for over 10 years & I was amazed at the breadth & depth of the UK’s offer. The Mission was an effective way to understand the needs and requirements of these world leading companies. I am confident that by bringing the hosts and delegates together in this exciting way will pay dividends for everyone involved”