ZURICH Oct 23 Syngenta, the world's
largest agrochemicals company, said on Tuesday it was confident
it would reach record sales this year as the beginning of the
planting season in Latin America looked very promising.
Asked whether the company could reach record sales for the
full year, Chief Financial Officer John Ramsay said: "If the
strength in the fourth quarter comes through, that will be the
case. Yes, we are confident."
Ramsay also said Syngenta was still looking for bolt-on
buys. "That is part of our strategic agenda," he said. Syngenta
announced the acquisition of Belgian seed firm Devgen
to boost its position in rice last month.