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About Us

Who we are

WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU GROW

Our North American operation encompasses several business units serving agriculture, turf, ornamental and greenhouse, seed treatment, and industrial vegetation management. Nuseed, our global seed business, is also based in the US. 

Two plants in the Chicago area produce 90 percent of the product we sell in the US. Our Alsip site, opened in 2013, produces fungicides, insecticides, growth regulators and seed treatments. This state-of-the art facility includes a full quality control lab, a pilot plant, and unique custom-blend capabilities. 

Nufarm Chicago Heights has a colorful history – the site was once an ax handle factory, and later a brewery. Now, the site is undergoing a major re-fit that will transform the site over the next few years. New reactors, new packaging lines and new office space will make it an even more efficient plant for our high-volume herbicides. 

Co-located with the Alsip plant is our Nufarm North American headquarters and the global headquarters of our Nuseed seed technology subsidiary. 

Proximity to Research Triangle Park, multiple major universities, and a deep pool of local talent are key benefits of our Morrisville, North Carolina site, which is home to our research and development, regulatory and marketing teams.

Nufarm Worldwide

A global presence

Nufarm maintains manufacturing and marketing operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Americas and Europe, selling products in more than 100 countries around the world. We employ more than 3,400 people, all of whom make a vital contribution to the company’s reputation for quality products, innovation, first class marketing and technical support.

Head Office: Laverton (Melbourne), Australia

Australian Securities Exchange Symbol: NUF
 

Global Site

History

1950s

Nufarm was established in Melbourne, Australia in the mid 1950s. Founder Max Fremder began selling phenoxy herbicides to professional spray applicators in regional Victoria and quickly established a reputation for excellent customer service and good quality products.

1970s

The company moved to its present head office location at Laverton North in 1972, with the corporate headquarters located adjacent to Nufarm’s largest manufacturing facility.

1980s

Beginning in the mid 1980s, Nufarm was a subsidiary of New Zealand-based Fernz Corporation. The Nufarm crop protection business continued to grow and expand.

1990s

A number of overseas locations were established throughout the 1990s.

2000s

In 2000, Fernz migrated the incorporation of the company to Australia and changed the group’s name to Nufarm Limited. Since that time, the company has focused on building a global platform for its core crop protection business and has divested various industrial and specialty chemical business.

Today

Various acquisitions and solid organic growth have seen the business rapidly expand. Nufarm is now ranked the 8th largest crop protection company in the world, with a clear leadership position in Australia and substantial operations in North and South America, Europe, New Zealand and Asia.

Working at Nufarm

Nufarm is a global organization with operations in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

If you have a passion for agriculture and want to advance your career, we have opportunities for you to grow with Nufarm.

Join us for a fulfilling career in a fun and dynamic work environment. We’re always looking for great people to help us grow a better tomorrow.

 
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