Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in some 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.
The Syngenta UK and Ireland businesses, which operate on 11 sites, spans crop protection and seeds activities, research and technology, manufacturing and supply, sales and marketing and beneficial insect production. Syngenta employs 2,500 people in the UK and Ireland making it one of the largest Syngenta bases in the world.
Syngenta invest nearly $200 million per year in their R&D facility at Jealott’s Hill in Berkshire, an unrivalled knowledge hub for plant science expertise which employs around 1000 people, including some of the world’s leading plant scientists. Jealott’s Hill is a central pillar in Syngenta’s $1.25 billion annual global research programme co-ordinating and supporting projects to develop technologies, including biotechnology applications, which integrate to deliver resilient and sustainable agricultural systems on a global basis.
In addition to major research collaborations with Imperial College, Manchester University, Warwick University and Nottingham University, Syngenta partners with hundreds of organisations and public bodies in the UK each year to achieve common objectives. Syngenta also manufacturers agricultural technology products in the UK, supporting another 400 jobs and exports with a market value of $2 billion per year. The company genuinely discovers, develops and manufactures world leading products in the UK.