About us

Well Balanced Agriculture

Megatrends are changing agriculture: population increase, healthy habits and environmental protection combined with the needs of growers, retailers and customers ask for a new model of agriculture. Our commitment is being part of today’s agriculture solutions.

We are proud to guarantee tailormade solutions based on Well Balanced Agriculture. Our complementary portfolio reaches major global crops for integrated crop lifecycle covering most of the plant input spectrum.

In fact, with an in-depth knowledge on vegetal physiology we develop close relationship with all stakeholders on crop protection, crop nutrition and biocontrol solutions.

Present in more than 70 countries, we are an international platform with global knowledge addressing the challenges of local farmers. 

We are farming your future! 

Mission

Our mission is to feed the planet, through healthy and safe solutions, enabling a balanced and sustainable agriculture.

We believe that our mission of feeding the world through a sustainable and healthy agriculture is helping a world facing an exponential growth of nutrition challenges, due to overpopulation, climate changes and declining of planet resources.

As a Group, we aim to shape the way farmers can do more with less, and consumers have daily better products.

 
 

Our vision is to be a world-wide reference, through unique and innovative solutions for plant health & care, leveraging our proximity with local agriculture.

Vision

Values

Our purpose of feeding the planet, through healthy and safe solutions, enabling a balanced and sustainable agriculture, can only be accomplished if we work every day to become a world-wide partner, through unique and innovative solutions for plant health & care, addressing local farmers challenges.

When we STRIVE to live our purpose, we do it as it was our own purpose. That is why we feel so EMPOWERD to take the right decisions. Based in ETHIC behaviours and a full DEDICATION to our company vision.

 

This is our SEED!

is about resilience and not giving up.

 

We look at problems as challenges and opportunities to make a difference

is about giving empowerment and feeling empowered.

 

We give our people the space and the autonomy to carry out their decisions and to be responsible for the outcomes

is about legal compliance and behaving in an honest and fair manner with all stakeholders.

We do what we say and say what we do

is about always doing our best and going above and beyond.

 

We care for our company as if it is ours

Historical Highlights

1926
2000
2017
2018

The
Beginnings

Our group started in agriculture at 1926 (as Sapec) and originally set up to exploit pyrite mines in southern Portugal. It quickly integrated vertically into the production of phosphate fertilizers using sulfuric acid produced from pyrite ash, evolving to other inputs for agriculture. The production and marketing of fertilizers, agrochemicals, seeds and animal feeds have for many years been the main and almost unique basic activities of this Group

Evolution
to a new vision

Almost reaching year 2000, a new vision arises: being an independent, international group with differentiated solutions. Huge investments in factories and labs, and Tradecorp was acquired. Comprising crop nutrition and crop protection branches, we were already at the time present around the world with affiliates, offices, plants and above all its experienced staff adapted to local markets. Service and proximity to the market have always been the key elements of the Group’s strategy.

Starting new opportunities

In 2017, the international private equity investor, Bridgepoint, acquired the Group to accelerate growth, maximize opportunities in new markets and favour new developments and agricultural solutions.

The
New identity

Important acquisitions were made, strengthening Tradecorp´s path: OGT (2015), Microquímica, and SDP. Biocontrol branch also emerge in the Group with a strategic acquisition: Idai Nature. Our Crop Protection Business Unit was rebranded as ASCENZA ROVENSA is our new corporate identity

Management Board

Eric_02

Eric
van Innis

CEO
Carlos-Ledo_02

Carlos
Ledó

Chief Operating Officer Bio Control
João-Martins_02

João
Martins

Chief Operating Officer Protection
Jose-Alfredo_02

José Alfredo
García

Chief Operating Officer Nutrition
Nuno-Loureiro_02

Nuno
Loureiro

Chief Financial Officer
Pedro-Pereira_02

Pedro
Pereira

Chief Human Resources Officer