Agrovista expands its market with Dasch UK purchase

Agronomy specialist, crop protection and horticultural product distributor Agrovista UK has taken a step forward in its expansion into the glasshouse, ornamental and salad markets.

The company has completed the purchase of horticultural distributor Dasch UK, owned and managed by Derek Atkinson. Dasch is based at Cottingham in Yorkshire and supplies services to glasshouse and ornamental growers in East Yorkshire and Humberside.

All staff will transfer to Agrovista and Atkinson will continue to manage this part of the Agrovista Horticulture business from the existing Dasch premises.

"This deal with Agrovista enhances our ability to access wider technology in the industry and allows us a greater range of products, while still providing a first-class service to our customers," said Atkinson.

Agrovista moved into the protected crop market early in 2011. Group chairman and managing director James Robertson said: "This acquisition further strengthens Agrovista within the UK horticultural market. The needs of specialist growers are evolving and we must invest and keep pace with the requirements of the market.

"This addition enhances the synergy across the salad, vegetable, fruit and amenity sectors and will continue to develop as we expand these services under the leadership of Charles Coslett, head of specialist divisions."

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