Welcome to Basel, Switzerland, home to Syngenta. In this picturesque city located along the banks of the Rhine River, you’ll find the headquarters to a company that extends its reach to more than 90 countries around the world with its more than 26,000 employees.

Although the company in its present form was created in late 2000 when Novartis and AstraZeneca merged their agribusinesses, its parent company roots stretch back well over 200 years. In fact, the company can trace its roots to Geigy, which was formed in 1758.

Today’s Syngenta is much more than an agricultural chemical company. Although its core business includes herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, the company has made huge strides in field crops, vegetables, flowers, seed care, and lawn and garden products.