Ontario-based Hensall Co-op has purchased Gentec Inc., a dry bean seed and research enterprise located in Idaho.
The company says the acquisition is a strategic move that underscores its dedication to expanding Hensall C0-op’s value-added product portfolio while diversifying its growing areas, and solidifying access to premium, high-quality seed offerings for its members and customers.
For four decades, Gentec Inc. has provided top-tier dry bean seed products and fostered ground-breaking varietal developments, notes a Hensall news release. A cornerstone of Gentec’s mission has been cultivating enduring relationships with growers and seed clients, coupled with a pledge to deliver the highest quality seed with unmatched service.
“This strategic acquisition solidifies Hensall Co-op’s position as the trusted partner for both our farm members and global end-use customers involved in the dry bean industry,” says Hensall Co-op CEO Brad Chandler. “The addition of Gentec Inc.’s business to our portfolio enhances our ability to meet the evolving traceability, disease free and seed purity required in today’s value-added dry bean supply chain.”
The acquisition is expected to generate synergies that will mutually benefit both Gentec Inc. and Hensall Co-op’s growers and clients, says the Hensall release. Gentec Inc. growers and customers can anticipate a seamless transition and gain access to an expanded spectrum of agricultural solutions. Meanwhile, Hensall Co- op’s growers and customers will enjoy an even wider selection of the highest quality, premium-grade dry bean seeds.