The only company in American agriculture dedicated exclusively to crop protection chemistry and its delivery, FMC has helped protect growers’ fields and yields for more than 100 years. FMC was founded in 1883 as the Bean Spray Pump Company by John Bean, who developed the first piston-pump insecticide sprayer. In 1928 Bean Spray Pump purchased the Anderson-Barngrover Co. and Sprague-Sells Co. and changed the company name to Food Machinery Corporation. FMC was born.
More than a century later, FMC continues to serve agricultural, industrial, and consumer markets by delivering uniquely innovative solutions and application systems rooted in science, safety, and sustainability. In 2015, FMC acquired Cheminova A/S, a Denmark-based multinational crop protection company. That transaction broadened our agricultural solutions portfolio and significantly strengthened our market access. In 2017, FMC acquired a significant portion of DuPont’s crop protection portfolio, further enforcing our promise to FMC customers, retailers, and distributors: Advancing Chemistry to Advance Agriculture.