Elders grow horticulture footprint with acquisition
Elders continues to grow its horticultural footprint with the recent acquisition of New South Wales horticultural service provider and inputs retailer, Ace Ohlsson.
Ace Ohlsson provides services and inputs to primary producers of horticulture crops with five locations across New South Wales, including a central retail operation at the Sydney markets.
Elders’ chief executive officer Mark Allison said the acquisition supports Elders’ Eight Point Plan initiatives to expand Elders’ geographical footprint and its specialised horticultural offering.
“The Ace Ohlsson business will continue to build on Elders’ breadth of horticultural and technical specialists, and expand our market share in New South Wales,” Mr Allison said.
“As well established leaders in the horticulture industry, we believe the Ace Ohlsson business is a good strategic and cultural fit for Elders,” he said.
Ace Ohlsson general manager Charlie Horder said the business will continue to operate as usual, but will see benefits from the Elders network.
“Ace Ohlsson has been servicing horticultural growers in New South Wales for 80 years, and we believe with the support of Elders’ national network we will now be able to provide an even greater offering to our clients,” Mr Horder said.
“The focus of Ace Ohlsson has always been about providing our clients with the best service, and we’re excited to be able to do this alongside the Elders brand,” he said.