In June 2017 Incotec will close its seed treatment operations in Japan. The current size, returns and potential growth opportunities in Japan do not justify continuation of the operation. Despite the closure of Japan, Asia remains a key region for the business. Incotec is planning further investments in Asia and has found synergies with Croda’s Crop Protection division. The planned investments in the expansion of the facilities in China and India, which will be used for both crop protection and seed enhancement, are good examples of this synergy.
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Incotec is a leading international seed enhancement company founded in 1968 and, since December 2015, part of the Croda Group. Incotec's Coating and Seed Technology Companies around the world provide products and services for seed coating, pelleting, seed enhancement and analytical services for genetic analysis and quality inspection. Incotec Group contributes significantly to the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide by providing key solutions in the business areas of vegetables, field crops and analytical services. Incotec is headquartered in the Netherlands, and has facilities all over the world.