CBC Biogard has acquired Bioplanet, a supplier of natural enemies (insects and mites) for the biocontrol of several pests.
Founded in 1985, Bioplanet became the first Italian producer of beneficial insects and mites for biological pest control in agriculture. CBC Biogard is a division of CBC Europe, subsidiary of the Tokyo-based CBC Group.
In July 2023, CBC Europe acquired a stake in Ecospray Ltd, a UK-based biocontrol company focused on bionematicides. The company has also finalized plans for the opening of a new formulations plant in Bergamo, Italy, later this year.
CBC has been an established distributor of macroorganisms in Europe, but the Bioplanet acquisition marks the first time the company will have insect rearing capabilities.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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