ChemChina owned Syngenta will establish a major Global and North America Seeds office in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Approximately 50 Syngenta Seeds business managers and employees will relocate from other U.S. locations beginning in the first half of 2019. Syngenta’s David Hollinrake says the new location “places us closer to the majority of our customers, as well as to our business collaborators.”
Syngenta chose the Chicago location because of its proximity to U.S. row crop production and the local talent pool for potential employment. Syngenta currently operates four facilities in Illinois, with more than 150 full-time employees and a $16 million payroll. A seed conditioning center in Pekin was established in 1911 and celebrated a century of continual operation seven years ago.