Rovensa expands its biocontrol business unit by acquiring Grupo Agrotecnología

Lisbon, March 26th , 2020 – Idai Nature, the biocontrol business unit of ROVENSA, an international group with innovative solutions for well balanced agriculture, announces today the acquisition of Grupo Agrotecnología. Based in Orihuela, Spain, Grupo Agrotecnología is a leading company specialized in biological plant protection solutions with a particular focus on microbial technologies.

This is the third acquisition of Rovensa’s biocontrol business unit, reinforcing the Group’s compromise towards its goal of leading the change in agriculture by focusing on safe, healthy and environmentally friendly solutions. Rovensa has now a stronger and wider portfolio of registered biocontrol products for a large range of crops, which will help to expand its biocontrol business.

“The acquisition of  Grupo Agrotecnología will bring together two major strengths: Rovensa innovative biological crop solutions focused on plant extracts and  Grupo Agrotecnología strong expertise in  microbial-based biopesticides” explains Rovensa CEO, Eric van Innis, adding that “Rovensa will continue to explore new opportunities to complement organic growth with acquisitions so that it can fulfil its mission to feed the planet with safe and healthy solutions enabling a well balanced agriculture”.

Carlos Ledó, COO of Biocontrol, states “we are very proud and happy to Grupo Agrotecnología on board.  Grupo Agrotecnología, under the leadership of the founding Riquelme family, will maintain its independence and will be integral in achieving our goal of becoming a world leader in biocontrol for sustainable agriculture”.

Rovensa Expands its biocontrol business unit by acquiring Agrichem Bio in Spain

Lisbon, February 4th, 2020 – Idai Nature, the biocontrol business unit of ROVENSA, an international group with innovative solutions for well balanced agriculture, announces today the acquisition of Agrichem Bio, S.A. and Even Agro, S.L. (together “Agrichem Bio”) a leading company specialized in biological plant protection solutions in Iberia, headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

This acquisition reinforces Rovensa´s biocontrol business unit, managed by Idai Nature, towards its goal of leading the change in agriculture by focusing on safe, healthy and environmental friendly solutions. With over 40 years of history, Agrichem Bio introduced the first biopesticides in the Iberian market and has today the largest portfolio of biocontrol products registered in Iberia.

“The acquisition of Agrichem will bring together two major strengths: Rovensa innovative biological crop solutions and Agrichem strong expertise in  biopesticides registration, especially in the field of microorganisms and plant extracts” explains Rovensa CEO, Eric van Innis, adding that “this demonstrates the group strong commitment to innovation and sustainability towards a well balanced agriculture in order to ensure safe, healthy and environmentally friendly solutions. All this to benefit our customers and society”.

With this acquisition, Rovensa has now a stronger and wider portfolio of registered biocontrol products for a large range of crops, which will help to expand its biocontrol business, led by one of the companies of the group, Idai Nature.

Carlos Ledó, CEO of Idai Nature, declares “we are very proud and happy to have Agrichem Bio on board. Agrichem Bio will maintain its independence and will be integral in achieving our goal of becoming a world leader in biocontrol through sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions”.

Rovensa acquires Rodel Company in Ecuador

Lisbon, December 4th, 2019 – Rovensa has completed the acquisition of the Ecuadorian company Rodel Flowers (“Rodel”), which will be integrated into Rovensa Crop Nutrition business unit (“Tradecorp”).

With over 20 years of history, Rodel has been an important partner for Tradecorp in Ecuador, being its exclusive distributor of chelates and biostimulants ranges. Rodel currently holds a leading position in the distribution of crop nutrition specialised products to the flowers market in Ecuador.

Eric van Innis, CEO of Rovensa, underlines that “Rodel represents a compelling opportunity to extract synergies among Rovensa business units”, explaining that “the company’s network and local structure will serve as a local platform to leverage our growth in the Ecuador, not only in flowers but also by expanding into other crops. ”

With this acquisition, Rovensa is “on track to be a global partner with unique and innovative solutions, adapted for all crops and local specific needs, covering most of the plant input spectrum in major world markets.”

Following this acquisition, Eric van Innis notes that “Rovensa will continue to explore new opportunities to complement organic growth with acquisitions so that it can fulfil its mission to feed the planet with safe and healthy solutions enabling a balanced and sustainable agriculture.”

Rovensa presents Well Balanced Agriculture at Fruit Attraction

Rovensa well balanced agriculture

“The mission of the Rovensa group is to feed the planet through healthy and safe solutions that allow a balanced and sustainable agriculture. All the companies in the group share synergies and offer a catalogue of complementary products that have only one objective: Well Balanced Agriculture,”

Eric van Innis, CEO of Rovensa, during the fair.

The concept of Well Balanced Agriculture emerges as a solution to address some of today’s agriculture challenges: feeding a growing population, with equity, in a healthy and accessible way for all.

“The Rovensa Group wants to be a global partner that offers unique and innovative solutions for plant health&care, helping agriculture to find complete solutions for the challenges already mentioned. Balanced and sustainable agriculture could increase the productivity and the quality of agricultural products, respecting and protecting the environment,” added Eric van Innis.

Ascenza, Tradecorp and Idai Nature have been the companies that have represented the Rovensa group in Fruit Attraction. During the three days of the fair, the Rovensa’s companies have shown to the fruit and vegetable community the best way to ensure an agriculture that provides safe, healthy, quality and environmentally friendly products.

About the Rovensa Group

Rovensa Group, formerly known as Sapec Agro Business, is an international player in the agricultural industry, with a long history, experience and knowledge in the sector.

In September 2019, Sapec was renamed Rovensa, with the aim of creating a prestigious international brand in the agricultural industry. The group is now organized into three main business units: crop protection, crop nutrition and biocontrol. With offices, factories, research centres and laboratories in Brazil, France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, Rovensa continuously develops a broad portfolio of innovative solutions for plant health&care.

Rovensa well balanced agriculture

All the companies that form Rovensa share synergies and offer a catalogue of complementary products that have the same objective: Well Balanced Agriculture.

Ximo Puig inaugurates the world’s most sustainable building at Idai Nature

The President attended the celebration of the 1st World Award for Excellence in Sustainable Architectural Design granted to the Valencian company Idai Nature

Idai Nature, a benchmark company that produces unique natural solutions for biocontrol in the cultivation of residue-free fruits and vegetables, has celebrated with the President of the Government of Valencia, Ximo Puig, employees, customers, suppliers, friends and other authorities, becoming the first Spanish company to win the 1st World Award for Excellence in Sustainable Architectural Design 2019, from the prestigious BUILD Sustainable Building Awards. In addition, the offices were the first industrial offices in Spain to obtain the stringent Passivhaus construction certificate.

The President wanted to congratulate the CEO and founder of the company, Carlos Ledó, for what this prize means and for the Passivhaus offices; he expressed how proud he is that this prestigious prize was awarded in Spain and, more specifically, in the Valencian Community. In addition, he visited all its facilities and has shown his support for the activity carried out by Idai Nature, thanking it for its commitment to sustainability, the environment and society.

The architect Rubén Muedra and the construction company Nidekker created facilities fully adapted to what Idai Nature is pursuing. “They’re smart offices that are friendly to the environment and the people who work in them thanks to the Passivhaus international standard. We’re the first industrial office building in Spain to attain this certification and bringing that award to the Valencian Community is a pride for all of us” explains Carlos Ledó, Idai Nature’s CEO and founder.

El estándar de arquitectura Passivhaus es el más exigente de construcción. Reduce un 80% el consumo de energía y un 90% las emisiones de CO2, renueva el aire de forma inteligente y permite prevenir y reducir las enfermedades respiratorias. En definitiva, un proyecto de sostenibilidad y eficiencia energética. Aprovechando la cita, Idai Nature ha querido conmemorar también sus diez años de actividad en una jornada muy especial para todos los invitados.

The Passivhaus architectural standard is the most exacting one used in construction. It reduces energy consumption by 80% and CO2 emissions by 90%, uses smart air renewal and prevents and reduces respiratory diseases. In short, this project is all about sustainability and energy efficiency.

Taking advantage of the moment, Idai Nature also wanted to commemorate its ten years of activity with a very special day for all its guests. The celebration was framed within the slogan “We’re still different”. All the people who, in one way or another, have been part of this dream, were encouraged to participate in the special day.

Throughout the day, the guests were able to visit the central offices, the manufacturing plant and the Naturalia experimental farm in the Pobla de Vallbona – where their own internal tests are carried out and which is accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture to carry out official tests (EOR). Later in the afternoon, David Meca addressed the attendees to give a motivational talk. The final touch was the concerts by the groups Los Secretos and Siniestro Total.

Thanks to these facilities, Idai Nature continues to show its commitment to and friendliness towards the environment by wagering on innovation and cutting-edge technology.

Idai Nature

Idai Nature, founded in 2009 by Carlos Ledó, is known internationally for its innovative capacity and has belonged to the Sapec Agro Business Group since 2018, which, in turn, has been owned by BRIDGEPOINT since 2017. We develop natural solutions for biocontrol in agriculture.

Idai is an acronym standing for the Spanish words for Research, Agricultural Development and Innovation. It can be found in more than 35 countries and develops, manufactures and markets products based on botanical and mineral extracts, for farmers who wish to invest in profitable, sustainable, balanced and forward-looking agriculture.