0 Scotts buys Humax

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is pleased to announce that it has purchased the Humax business for an undisclosed sum.

Scotts Miracle-Gro plans to integrate the Humax business so that customers from commercial horticulture and gardening retail continue to receive top quality products that are fit for purpose. Scotts Miracle-Gro will be reviewing the existing Humax range of garden products in both retail and professional over the next few months. In due course the company expects to fully integrate the Scotts and Humax brands and operations. In the meantime it is business as usual for both Scotts and Humax customers with the existing range of products and terms.

Speaking about the acquisition Martin Breddy, General Manager of Scotts Miracle-Gro consumer business in the UK said, "The acquisition provides us with further high quality raw materials. It also means we now have a network of four production sites in mainland Great Britain which will further improve our customer service and flexibility."

Steve Squires, Head of Scotts UK and Ireland Professional Business Group said, "This is a natural step in the expansion of our customer base and production capability. We look forward to working with Humax customers to identify benefits that will come from combining the skills and assets of both businesses.

About Humax

Based in Gretna, Cumberland Humax is one of the oldest compost companies in the UK. Highly active within the professional grower market, it has a great reputation in formulating specialist growing media. It is this expertise and knowledge of professional formulations that has also aided the development of a range of award winning retail products for the consumer market.

For additional information, visit us at http:// www.scotts.com.

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