Scotts Miracle-Grow buys Cumbrian peat firm

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has bought Cumbrian peat company Humax for an undisclosed sum. The move will give Scotts new British peat stocks and cut reliance on European imports.

Scotts Miracle-Gro plans to integrate the Humax business.  Scotts Miracle-Gro will be reviewing the existing Humax range of garden products in both retail and professional over the next few months.  The company expects to integrate the Scotts and Humax brands and operations.

Humax is the fourth largest producer in the UK, supplying 22 per cent of UK produced growing media.

Scotts UK general manager Martin Breddy said: “The acquisition provides us with further high quality raw materials. It also means we now have a network of four production sites in mainland Great Britain which will further improve our customer service and flexibility.”

 Head of Scotts UK and Ireland professional business group Steve Squires said: “This is a natural step in the expansion of our customer base and production capability.  We look forward to working with Humax customers to identify benefits that will come from combining the skills and assets of both businesses. “

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