November 4, 2008, Parma, ID – Nunhems, Bayer CropScience’s vegetable seed business, plans to invest
$20 million (US) in the expansion of its facilities in Parma, Idaho.
“This investment lays the foundation for the sustainable growth of our vegetable seed business in the U.S. and beyond,” commented Dr. Joachim Schneider, head of the bioscience business unit at Bayer CropScience. ”As the main processing facility for Nunhems in the Americas, it is vital that we efficiently meet the needs of our customers – both now and in the future.”
The site in Parma, Idaho was founded in the mid 1970s and became part of Nunhems with the acquisition of Sunseeds in 1997. It is responsible for the processing, packaging and storage of important vegetable hybrid seed crops like carrots and onions. This includes varieties with good yields, disease resistance as well as excellent quality, nutrition and appearance. The Parma facility currently processes more than 80 per cent of the global carrot and onion seeds produced by Nunhems. From there, the seeds are shipped to customers in the U.S. and worldwide.
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