Westland sells Unwins bulbs to Taylors Bulbs

Westland Horticulture has sold its Unwins bulbs business to Taylors Bulbs.

Westland Horticulture will concentrate on the Unwins Seeds business it bought in 2004 and its Westland brands.

"This decision has been made in order for Westland to significantly increase its investment and focus in further developing our Unwins seed brand and bird care, lawn care, growing media, controls and fertilisers amongst others. Westland will continue to drive development within the garden sector throughout 2011 with more innovative products than ever.  In order to maintain the extremely high standards of Westland the focus on Unwins products will concentrate on seed, seed potatoes, onions and garlic," said Westland MD, Edward Conroy.

Taylors director Adam Taylor said:

"We are delighted to be able to take on the Unwins flower bulb business from Westland.

"This move will allow us to deliver garden retailers a stronger and more successful proposition. It will reinforce our position as the UK and Ireland’s leading bulb supplier and the purchase of additional packing equipment will increase our capacity to serve the retail trade. We look forward to building strong relationships with new customers as a result of this acquisition."

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