Koch Turf and Ornamental and Turf Care Supply reach exclusive licensing agreement
Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, operating under its corporate brand Koch Turf and Ornamental (Koch), and Turf Care Supply Corporation (TCSC), reached a definitive agreement to grant TCSC an exclusive license to market and distribute the following Koch turf and ornamental enhanced efficiency fertilizers in North America for turf and ornamental applications – Duration, Hydrexx, Nitroform, Nutralene, Uflexx, and XCU.The agreement will also provide TCSC an opportunity to purchase and resell Nitamin fertilizer to turf and ornamental professionals.
TCSC – one of the nation’s largest blenders and packagers of fertilizer products, as well as the largest producer of coated nitrogen products for the turf and ornamental industry – has formed a new entity, Allied Nutrients, to market and distribute these technologies. Allied Nutrients believes the agreement will provide a science-based, expansive platform of products as they launch this new business unit.
As part of this agreement, members of the Koch team will transition to Allied Nutrients, including agronomy, customer service and sales, bringing more than 100 years of collective industry experience.
“Through this exclusive license, we are able to greatly expand our technology portfolio,” said Bill Milowitz, chief executive officer and president of TCSC. “We are excited to welcome the Koch team into the Allied Nutrient family, and we are certain that their expertise and knowledge will allow us to better serve our customers in the future.”
The combination of Koch’s strong portfolio of controlled-release, slow-release, and stabilized nitrogen fertilizers with TCSC’s robust production and Allied Nutrient’s distribution and sales capability provides a clear opportunity to accelerate adoption of these technologies by a wider audience of turf professionals. These technologies allow for optimized nutrient uptake, fewer fertilizer applications and minimized impact to the environment.
“TCSC has been manufacturing XCU for years so we are familiar with their high-quality standards, dedication to customer service and state-of-the-art facilities,” said Steve Coulter, senior vice president of Koch Agronomic Services. “With TCSC’s production assets and Allied Nutrient’s sole focus on the turf and ornamental industry combined with the broader product offering and the experienced Koch team, we believe Allied Nutrients will be very well positioned to serve Koch’s current turf customers and the industry as a whole.”
Koch will retain rights to offer their turf and ornamental products and brands to customers outside of North America. The transaction is expected to close August 31.