Sakata Seed America announces new strategic alliance with Floragard Vertriebs GmbH

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Sakata Seed America announces new strategic alliance with Floragard Vertriebs GmbH


Morgan Hill, CA – Sakata Seed America is excited to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with major European Substrate producer, Floragard Vertriebs GmbH, for exclusive distribution of substrates throughout North America. The alliance will be branded under Sakata Solutions in the NAFTA region and offer a variety of premium Baltic substrate blends.

This strategic alliance between Sakata Seed America and Floragard Vertriebs GmbH combines the horticulture and agriculture expertise of two world leaders and allows Sakata Seed America to extend its market leading genetics portfolio and provide growing solutions to its customers through exclusive distribution of premium Baltic peat moss and substrate product offerings designed specifically for North American growers.

“We’re excited to be entering into a strategic alliance with Floragard. By working together and making the most of our collective agricultural and horticultural expertise, we will be able to serve our customers even better, further improving choice, quality and value” said Dave Armstrong, President of Sakata Seed America.

“On behalf of Floragard Vertriebs-GmbH I would like to emphasize the importance of our entering into an alliance with such a reputable company as Sakata Seed America. Floragard and Sakata Seed Corporation Japan have been working together for more than 30 years and our alliance with Sakata Seeds America is the next step on our common way. As a reliable supplier of substrates, we are looking forward to contributing to Sakata Seed America`s success in the United States and Canada.” said Ulrich von Glahn, Managing Director of Floragard Vertriebs-GmbH.

In addition to his current role as Head – Ornamental Division, Joe Cimino will lead this new initiative reporting directly to Dave Armstrong, President and CEO of Sakata Seed America, Inc.  To learn more, please contact

About Sakata Seed America, Inc.

Sakata Seed America was established in 1977 as a subsidiary of the Japanese group, Sakata Seed Corporation, one of the world’s leading vegetable and flower seed suppliers.  It functions as a research, production and sales division of Sakata Seed Corporation.

Sakata Seed America is headquartered in Morgan Hill, CA. They operate research, breeding, trialing and distribution facilities in Morgan Hill, Woodland and Salinas, CA; Yuma, AZ; Burlington, WA; and Fort Myers, FL.

About Floragard Vertriebs Gmbh

For over 100 years, Floragard Vertriebs-GmbH in Oldenburg has been successfully developing, manufacturing and distributing premium potting soils and substrates, which stand for the highest crop safety and first-class growth performance. Trust, experience and reliability are the foundations our network is founded upon. Worldwide, our customers benefit from these values and the expertise in the field of potting soils and substrates.

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