In 2002 Algea joined the Valagro, the Italian company which is a market leader in the production and marketing of low environmental impact fertilisers. To cope with the growing demand for food and growing affluence worldwide, Valagro believes that we must produce more while using fewer resources. This can be achieved by putting science to work for man through innovation while respecting health and the environment.
Exactly, Valagro is planning a 10 million euros investment in Brazil for the opening of its first manufacturing plant on the South American continent at Pirassununga, in the state of San Paolo.
This investment boosts the presence of the Italian Group in Brazil, where it has had its own branch since 1998, and is a first step towards future expansion in the Latin American market.
"The green light for the project for the construction of the plant at Pirassununga is a fundamental step in Valagro's global growth strategy,” Giuseppe Natale, Valagro Group CEO, said. “Agriculture has been an important sector of the Brazilian economy in the past and nowadays has a significant growth rate. Exports of agricultural products are continuously increasing and the sector now accounts for about one-third of GDP. Valagro intends to be part of this growth, making available to farmers our own solutions designed to ensure maximum efficiency while fully respecting human and environmental health."
At the base of Valagro's growth strategy, therefore, there is a constant commitment to research and development. The company annually invests more than 2% of its turnover, worth around 2 million euros and makes use of a broad international network of research organisations. An important investment not only in economic terms but also in innovation and sustainability, two fundamental pillars of the company. With more than thirty years' experience in the industry, the company has established itself as a market leader in biostimulants and chelated trace elements, developing innovative and effective solutions for agriculture.