Sumitomo Chemical Australia

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About Us Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd (SCAL) "was established in January 1998 to service Australia and New Zealand as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Japan. The head office of SCAL is located in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood and we currently have seven regional field staff located in key crop areas throughout Australia. Sumitomo Chemical has a long history as a leading agrochemical company in Japan and is today established as a "top ten' company in the international agrochemical market. Additionally, SCC is recognized as the world leader in the Household Insecticide market. The role of SCAL is to develop and market technologies based on SCC and other third party discoveries in Australia and New Zealand for use in Agricultural Production and General Pest Management...

"In 1999, SCC acquired the Agricultural Products business of Abbott Laboratories and created Valent BioSciences (VBC). Based in Libertyville USA, Valent BioSciences is a science and technology company with a focus on naturally occurring environmentally compatible pesticides and plant growth regulators. The VBC product range including Bt based biological insecticides and new leading technology products such as "ReTain" are marketed in Australia and New Zealand by SCAL." [1]



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  1. About, Sumitomo Chemical Australia, accessed February 5, 2009.