Bioline Agrosciences (InVivo) acquires Kenyan biocontrol company

"This acquisition is a unique chance for us to consolidate our position in Africa"

Bioline Agrosciences (InVivo Group) announces the acquisition of the Kenyan Biocontrol Company Dudutech from the British Company Flamingo Group International (a World Leader in the production and sale of Cut Flowers & Plants and Fresh Vegetables). The acquisition of Dudutech marks an important step for Bioline Agrosciences, which is becoming de facto a world-class player in the production and distribution of biocontrol solutions.

For Thierry Blandinières, CEO of InVivo group, “this acquisition is a huge step for Bioline, our agricultural subsidiary, which is becoming a major player in biocontrol at the international level. It’s perfectly aligned with our vision to promote the agricultural and food transition towards a resilient agrosystem, by deploying innovative and responsible solutions and products.”

Giles Turrell, CEO of the Flamingo Group ( Suppliers to major UK and
European Supermarkets plus Digital Retail Channels, of Fresh Cut Flowers, Plants, and Fresh Produce ) said: “Flamingo, with its substantial Growing operations in Kenya and Ethiopia, will continue to use Integrated Crop Management solutions as a production strategy. Therefore, it made sense for us to select Bioline Agrosciences as the future owner of Dudutech and preferred supplier. Our position in technology with a strong commitment to sustainable farming, will ensure premium quality and innovative biocontrol solutions are widely available for our Group.”

Laurent MARTEL, CEO of Bioline Group, adds that “our group continues its internationalization development, by establishing itself in East Africa. This new site in Kenya will be the spearhead of our expansion in Africa to promote new environmental-friendly technologies in agriculture.”

A local biofactory for a local market
Created in 2001, Dudutech is Africa’s leader in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with a wealth of experience in designing and
delivering biological pest control solutions. With its new biofactory in Kenya, Bioline Agrosciences now owns 8 production sites in the world (Europe/ North America and Africa). According to Ludwik Pokorny, CEO of Bioline Agrosciences, “the biocontrol market is growing strongly, and the acquisition of Dudutech will allow us to increase our
technological leadership, complete our product portfolio. This is a unique opportunity to specialize in flower production by creating this partnership with the Flamingo Group and to bring our 40-year-old expertise on other crops in the region.”

Tom Mason, who is and will remain Managing Director of Dudutech added: “this acquisition is a unique chance for us to consolidate our position in Africa, combining our technologies with the well-known brand and the extensive experience of Bioline Agrosciences.”

For more information:
Bioline AgroSciences
Telstar Nursery,
Holland Road, Little Clacton,
Essex CO16 9QG UK
+44 (0) 1255 863200

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