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Last $11.48 USD
Change Today -0.18 / -1.54%
Volume 60.3K
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4695 Macarthur Court

Newport Beach, CA 92660

United States

Phone: 949-260-1200

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American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, formulates, manufactures, and markets specialty chemical products primarily for agricultural and commercial uses. The company conducts its business through its subsidiaries, AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC); GemChem, Inc. (GemChem); 2110 Davie Corporation (DAVIE); Quimica Amvac de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (AMVAC M); AMVAC Mexico Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC M Srl); AMVAC de Costa Rica Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC CR Srl); AMVAC Switzerland GmbH (AMVAC S); AMVAC do Brasil Representácoes Ltda (AMVAC B); AMVAC CV (AMVAC CV); AMVAC Netherlands BV (AMVAC BV); and Envance Technologies, LLC (Envance). The company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. These chemicals, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants, are marketed in liquid, powder, and granular forms. In 2013, the company made an equity investment in TyraTech Inc. (TyraTech), a Delaware corporation that specializes in developing, marketing and selling pesticide products containing essential oils and other natural ingredients. In 2012, the company, along with TyraTech, formed Envance. The company holds a 60% equity interest in Envance and TyraTech holds a 40% equity interest. Envance develops and commercializes pesticide products and technologies in global consumer, commercial, professional, crop protection and seed treatment markets. In 2011, the company acquired the international rights to the cotton defoliant product tribufos (sold under the trade name Def) from Bayer CropScience AG (BCS AG). The acquired assets include registrations and data rights, rights relating to manufacturing and formulation know-how, inventories, and the trademark Def. Def complements the company’s existing cotton defoliant product Folex. Both Folex and Def are cotton defoliants that facilitate the removal of leaves surrounding the cotton boll and in combination with other products function as a harvest aid. In 2010, the company acquired a global product line relating to the active ingredient tebupirimfos from BCS AG. The acquired assets include product rights (registrations and data rights, rights relating to manufacturing and formulation know-how), inventories, the trademarks Aztec, Azteca and Capinda and customer lists associated with these products, which are insecticides that are used to combat such soil borne insects as rootworm, cutworm, wireworm, seed corn maggots/beetles and white grub in various corn crops. Additionally, it is registered in South Korea (and sold under the trade name Capinda) for use primarily in vegetable crops, such as Chinese cabbage and ginseng. In 2010, the company acquired insecticide product line relating to the active ingredient ethoprophos (sold under the trade name Mocap) from BCS AG. The acquired assets include product rights (registrations and data rights, rights relating to manufacturing and formulation know-how), inventories, the Ultima packaging system, the trademarks Mocap and Ultima and customer lists associated with the product. Mocap is a soil insecticide that is registered in 50 countries where it is used to combat nematode species in a range of crops. In 2010, the company acquired global (except for Europe and Argentina) insecticide product line relating to the active ingredient fenamiphos (sold under the trade name Nemacur) from BCS AG. The acquired assets include product rights (registrations and data rights, rights relating to manufacturing and formulation know-how), inventories, the trademark Nemacur and customer lists associated with the product. Nemacur is a soil insecticide that is registered in 30 countries for use primarily as a nematicide with additional efficacy against above ground sucking insects. In 2010, the company and Kanesho Soil Treatment completed agreements with Certis-USA regarding the crop protection product Basamid (dazomet) under which the company became the exclusive distributor and registration holder for this granular soil fumigant in the United States. The company would develop the use of Basamid for high-valued crop segments, such as strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce and spinach and would be responsible for the re-registration of dazomet in the United States. In addition, in 2014, the company has started selling Basamid into the turf, greenhouse and ornamental markets. Sales and Distribution The company distributes its products domestically predominantly through national distribution companies and buying groups or co-operatives that purchase its goods on a purchase order basis, and, in turn, sell them to retailers/growers/end-users. The company manages its international sales through its Netherlands’ office and sells product outside of the U.S. either via its sales offices in the Netherlands, Mexico or Cost Rica, via employed sales force executives located in France, Canada and Venezuela, or via sales agents in other territories. History American Vanguard Corporation was founded in 1969. The company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1969.

 

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