Greytown celebrates global Corteva launch

2019-06-19 06:00
photo: suppliedGreytown Hospital’s Public Relations Officer Mbali Ntshingila (third, from left) and the staff from Pannar Seed company.

photo: suppliedGreytown Hospital’s Public Relations Officer Mbali Ntshingila (third, from left) and the staff from Pannar Seed company.

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ON June 3 Corteva (pronounced kohr-‘the-vah) Agriscience Pannar Seed’s holding company, publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) became an independent global pure-play agricultural company. The staff in Greytown joined in the worldwide celebrations to watch CEO Jim Collins ring the opening bell at the NYSE via live stream. Pierre Steyn, Senior Supply Chain Manager was excited to witness the event in person on the NYSE trading floor representing the Africa Middle East region.

The day marked the launch of a new kind of agriculture company, well positioned to provide farmers the complete seed, crop protection and digital solutions they need for sustainable, long-term growth and improved profitability. With a presence in more than 140 countries, Corteva Agriscience has more than 21 000 employees, 150 research and development facilities and more than 65 active ingredients. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with global business centres in Johnston, Iowa and Indianapolis, Indiana and five regional offices in Calgary, Canada; Johannesburg, South Africa; Geneva, Switzerland; Singapore and Alphaville, Brazil.

In sharing the celebration of our new-born company with the Greytown community, a delegation of staff from the Research, Integrated Operations, Pannar Commercial and Finance departments visited the maternity ward at Greytown Hospital on Tuesday, June 4 to give the newborn babies printed baby grows and vests.

“As the Corteva and Pannar brands we intend to “keep growing” our relationships with our customers and communities and fulfil our purpose to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come,” said Pannar business manager Nick Goble. — Supplied.

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