Tue, 19/05/2015 - 14:30


MGK, Industry news

Sumitomo Chemical Australia will commence distribution of the US based McLaughlin Gormley King Company (MGK) insecticide product range from April 1, 2015. MGK is a leader in the development and distribution of a wide range of insect control technologies. It manufactures insect control products for the home consumer, professional pest control, animal health and crop protection markets.

In Australia and New Zealand MGK currently has a strong business established around the botanical insecticide pyrethrum, insect repellents such as DEET and proprietary insecticidal synergists.

MGK’s local operation will be integrated into Sumitomo and we are delighted to have Lachlan Brodie joining us as Sales Manager to ensure a smooth transition for business and customer relations” said Sumitomo Managing Director Tony Brookes.

Lachlan will report to Dr Gordon Reidy who will manage our overall Household Insecticide and Consumer Goods business” he said.

The MGK product range and pipeline fits brilliantly with our current operation in supplying specialty insecticides for house hold applications and our recent successful foray into consumer goods for home pest control” Mr Brookes said.

It also sits very nicely with our biological insecticide range used in crop production and public health applications” he added. “We are keen to have a good look at development opportunities with the MGK range in crop”.

The local integration comes as a result of Sumitomo Chemical taking a majority shareholding in MGK and global action on co-operation, collective research and development and realisation of synergies.

About McLaughlin Gormley King Company
Founded in 1902 and based in Minnesota USA, MGK sells insect control products into consumer home and pet products, professional pest control, animal health and other markets. MGK is a leader in the development and distribution of a wide range of insect control products and sells its products into more than 60 countries.

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