Announcing the Merger of the Kleffmann Group Market Research and Kynetec, Global leaders in Market Research for Animal Health and Agriculture

27 November 2019

Kynetec and the Kleffmann Group have announced today that they have completed a transaction to merge the world-wide market research businesses of the Kleffmann Group with those of Kynetec.

This transformative deal has been driven by the challenges of client consolidation within the Animal Health and Agricultural sectors, combined with the need to continue to invest in digital technologies, taking full advantage of increasingly accessible big and deep data.  The newly merged company will develop globally consistent solutions, world-wide farmer respondent communities, and advanced analytics that take market insight generation to the next level.

 

Combining the best of both Worlds

Building on the foundations of two already successful businesses and combining the best of both worlds, this merger is highly complementary with little overlap of activities.  

The current product and service portfolios of both companies will continue uninterrupted. All Kynetec team members and the market research team of the Kleffmann Group will be part of the newly merged company. Burkhard Kleffmann, Kleffmann Group’s former main shareholder and CEO, has left Kleffmann Group to focus on the continued development of the agricultural remote sensing business My Data Plant/ Crop Radar, a non-competing business.

The newly combined company includes around 950 market researchers, interviewers, data analysts, marketing scientists and data visualization specialists across 30 countries.

 

Delivering on future industry needs

Moving forward, achieving a new business scale will enable continued investments and resourcing in innovation, adding strength and depth to market insights and enabling clients to have data faster and more frequently.

 

 

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About Kynetec:

Kynetec is the global leader in agricultural and animal health market research. We have a long history of market research expertise, specialising in animal health and farm animal nutrition, crop protection, farm machinery and equipment, seed/biotech and fertilisers.

Backed by a team of around 360 research professionals, around 220 skilled interviewers and a global network of around 70 associates and partners, our number one priority is to ensure that we deliver the highest-quality insight and foresight at the right time to enable our clients to confidently make the best decisions for their business.

Across the globe, our employees are located across 24 major agriculture and animal health countries. Our coverage extends to major and niche sectors of our industry, where we regularly undertake research projects in more than 80 countries. Further information is available at www.kynetec.com.

 

About Kleffmann:

Established in 1990, the Kleffmann Group is a leading international agricultural market research institute, employing over 300 research professionals. With more than 18 international subsidiaries in Asia, Australia, Europe, North and Latin America the institute offers a comprehensive portfolio of market research solutions in over 70 countries worldwide. As a full-service research agency, the Kleffmann Group is able to provide clients with key information on multiple agricultural sectors, including crop protection, digital farming, seed, animal health or agricultural machinery, drawn not only from a global network of farmer input panels but also both syndicated and bespoke ad-hoc research studies. For further information please visit www.kleffmann.com.