With the acquisition of $9 billion in spin off assets from the Bayer/Monsanto deal, BASF has decided to head west. Moving closer to its prized canola assets, its head office will be located in Calgary, Alta. Previously, the head office was located in Mississauga, Ontario.
The move will to Alberta will create 90 jobs and will take place come the beginning of October this year.
“The strategic decision to move our headquarters west will amplify our ability to walk alongside Canadian farmers as they look to deliver sustainable agricultural solutions both today and, in the future,” says Jonathan Sweat, vice president, business management for agricultural solutions in Canada.
“With an evolved business model that combines our strong offerings in both seed and chemistry, BASF provides an integrated and solution-oriented portfolio to help our growers get the most out of every acre.”
According to a company spokesperson, the people responsible for soybean and corn related assets will remain in eastern Canada.
Calgary now features the head offices of BASF, Bayer, Corteva, and Nutrien.