Univar Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Univar Canada Ltd. has acquired the assets of Nexus Ag Business Inc.

Founded in 1997, Nexus Ag is a wholesale fertilizer distributor to the Western Canada agriculture market and offers a broad range of products, including micronutrients, specialty fertilizers, potash, phosphates, and liquid and soluble nutrients from leading North American producers. The company operates from six regional warehouse locations and is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

"As a recognized leader in the fertilizer business in Western Canada, the addition of Nexus Ag to the Univar family enhances our existing macronutrient and crop protection inputs by adding a proprietary line of micronutrients, macronutrients, and specialty fertilizers," said Mike Hildebrand, President, Univar Canada, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. "This, together with our leading distribution and services network in the region, further strengthens Univar Agriculture's ability to provide customers in Canada with a complete product and service offering that covers the entire growing cycle from start to finish."

In October 2015, Univar acquired Future Transfer and BlueStar Distribution expanding its capabilities within the Canadian agriculture market with logistics, warehousing, packaging, and formulation services. With the addition of Nexus Ag, Univar Agriculture's distribution network now includes 16 facilities in four provinces with more than 1.2 million square feet of Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association (AWSA) warehouse space, the most in Canada.