Syngenta Bioline at Little Clacton breeds beneficial insects and mites for use as biological pest control in vegetables, fruit, flowers and ornamental crops.
About Little Clacton
Our UK site at Little Clacton is the main location for Syngenta Bioline, our business which produces and supplies bumblebees for crop pollination, beneficial insects, and mites. In 2008 over 200 billion insects and mites were produced and sold. There are 66 permanent staff, with extra seasonal production workers brought in at busy periods.
The Telstar Nursery, where Bioline is based, was built in 1964 to grow tomatoes. It was purchased by the company in 1999 for use as a breeding plant for beneficial insects and mites.
Today more than 30 different species of beneficial insects and mites are produced in greenhouses and climate controlled rooms. As this is the head office for Syngenta Bioline, all the key functions of the business are based on site; production, development, finance, sales, HR and IT.
The site needs to produce billions of insects and mites each week to meet customer demand. The majority of Bioline products are sold to commercial producers of vegetables, flowers and fruit. Beneficial predators and parasites are exported all over the world from Clacton.
If you are due to visit Bioline at Little Clacton, here is some useful information:
- Site opening times are 07:00-19:00
- Please report to reception upon arrival. Your visitor pass will be issued here
- Visitor parking is in front of reception
How to find us
Directions by road
From Colchester, take the A133 following signs for Clacton. About 9 miles outside Colchester, take the first left at the roundabout onto Progress Way (B1442), signposted Harwich. At the next roundabout take the first left onto London Road (B1441). After 0.5 miles, turn right onto Holland Road. The Bioline site is about 1.5 miles along Holland Road.
From Ipswich, head south on the A12. Leave the A12 at junction 29 and join the A120 heading east, signposted Harwich and Clacton. After 5 miles join the A133 and follow signs for Clacton. After another 7 miles, take the first left at the roundabout onto Progress Way (B1442), signposted Harwich. At the next roundabout take the first left onto London Road (B1441). After 0.5 miles, turn right onto Holland Road. The Bioline site is about 1.5 miles along Holland Road.
Directions by rail
The nearest train station is:
- Clacton-on-Sea rail station (3 Miles)
The nearest airports are:
- London Stanstead airport (49 Miles)
- London City airport (78 Miles)