BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada is moving its head office across the country.

The move from Mississauga, Ontario to Calgary takes effect October 1, 2019 and follows the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer in 2018.

"The strategic decision to move our headquarters west will amplify our ability to walk alongside Canadian farmers as they look to deliver sustainable agricultural solutions both today and, in the future," said Jonathan Sweat, Vice President, Business Management for Agricultural Solutions in Canada in a company-issued media release. "With an evolved business model that combines our strong offerings in both seed and chemistry, BASF provides an integrated and solution-oriented portfolio to help our growers get the most out of every acre."

In addition, the company says several roles within the head office will also be reorganized while maintaining BASF's presence in both western and eastern Canada. Corn, soy, horticulture, and specialty products portfolio will continue to be run from the east. Canola, cereals and pulse business will be driven from the new western headquarters in Calgary. 

Meantime, BASF's leadership team will continue to span the country, occupying key roles in Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Mississauga.

"We are committed to our role as a trusted business advisor for Canada’s farmers and look forward to this opportunity to get closer to our customers so that we can continue our successful relationship," added Sweat.