JACKSON, Ga. — Curtis Gilmour Holding Co. — whose interests includes B&G Equipment Co., and Curtis Dyna-Fog — announced recent acquisitions of the industrial monitoring section of Suterra, which includes the AgriSense and Trappit trademarks, and Silvandersson AB.
In December, Suterra announced that Curtis Gilmour would acquire Agrisense Industrial Monitoring Ltd., which holds the assets, including the AgriSense and Trappit trademarks, employees and operations of Suterra's UK facilities that manufacture and market pest monitoring products for the professional pest control and home and garden markets under the "AgriSense" and "Trappit" brand names. The deal closed in January. In a press release, Suterra President Matthew Bohnert said Suterra will continue to accelerate its investment in agricultural control technologies, as well pheromone-based control products for commercial markets.
Bohnert added that Suterra is very pleased to see this business go into the hands of Curtis Gilmour. "This transaction makes great strategic sense for both companies and will allow the customers to continue to receive the quality products they expect,” he said.
Silvandersson is a Sweden-based manufacturer of glue traps for flies, fleas, insects and other pests. Not included in the sale to Curtis Gilmore was Silvandersson’s Cryonite business, which was spun-out last year as a separate entity, Cryonite USA. Silvandersson will continue to market and sell the product outside the USA.
Cecil Patterson, president of B&G Equipment Co., Jackson, Ga., told PCT the Agrisense and Silvandersson acquisitions provide B&G with entry into the pheromone and sticky trap business, which B&G views as having great potential, especially in Europe. “Europe limits the use of pesticides so the pheromone and sticky trap business is quite strong there. Most of our efforts will be directed there,” he said.
B&G is known as a manufacturer of quality equipment — an image that B&G will continue to promote — but Patterson noted “as with many companies, we are looking at international opportunities and these were opportunities to help us expand in the European Market.”
Patterson said that while it is too early to discuss definitive integration plans, at this point Silvandersson and Agrisense will continue to operate as stand-alone companies.