DFL’s acquisition of Premier Pacific Seeds gives PPSL greater access to DFL’s R&D network
Former PPSL co-owner David Wall retiring
July 13, 2022 By Turf & Rec
DLF has acquired Surrey, B.C.-based Premier Pacific Seeds Ltd. (PPSL).
Before the acquisition DLF Pickseed USA held 40 per cent of Premier Pacific’s shares.
“Since 2002, DLF has been a strategic partner of ours, so the acquisition naturally made sense,” Annette Roy, general manager and one of PPSL’s founders, said. “With DLF’s extensive research and development network, it will give us greater access to industry-leading, new generation grass seed varieties. This is a positive investment in British Columbia’s forage and turf sectors and will enhance our opportunities to serve our customers.”
David Wall, former co-owner, will be retiring from his role as Premier Pacific president that he held for more than 20 years. Roy, industry seed expert with more than 35 years of experience, will remain manager of the seed company, and DLF will retain all of PPSL’s employees.
“DLF’s presence in British Columbia is good news for PPSL customers, who will benefit from enhanced resources and support, and a global R&D network to deliver top varieties,” Neil Douglas, executive vice president, DLF North America, said.
The acquisition includes PPSL’s blending and packaging equipment, and operations will remain in the same location.
Information on Premier Pacific Seeds products can be found at www.premierpacificseeds.com.
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