Sale of Talunex and Topex announced

Certis Europe BV have announced that agreement has been reached with the Killgerm Group Ltd for the sale of the market leading gassing agent Talunex (aluminium phosphide) and the associated Topex applicator equipment with effect from 9 January 2012.

Certis UK marketing manager Robert Lidstone says; “We are pleased to have reached agreement with Killgerm. They are a long standing customer and have the specialist knowledge in the professional pest control arena to continue to provide the necessary high level of stewardship demanded by a control treatment of this nature.”

He adds that, in recent years, the Certis business has grown substantially in the arable and speciality crop protection markets. “Following a strategic review of the business, it has been decided that professional pest control products will no longer be a high priority, and given the increasing demands of stewardship for products such as Talunex, it is the right thing to divest it to a specialist company in this sector.”

Jonathan Peck, managing director of Killgerm Group, commented; “This is an important investment for us as Talunex has been a significant part of our portfolio for a number of years, so it is a strategic acquisition for us.” He added; “Stewardship requirements through the protocols agreed by RAMPS (Register of Accredited Metal Phosphide Schemes) are increasing. Both Certis and Killgerm recognise that we are best placed to ensure that these are properly adhered to going forward.”