Syngenta Beefs Up Production in Brazil and Switzerland

October 10, 2016

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Syngenta Beefs Up Production in Brazil and Switzerland
Syngenta announced the completion of three facilities investments in Brazil and Switzerland. Image courtesy of Syngenta

Syngenta has completed a $240 million production capacity expansion at several sites in Brazil and Switzerland to help meet increased demand for seeds and agricultural chemicals, the agriculture company announced Oct. 4.

“With these investments in production capacity expansion, we confirm our long-term commitment to agricultural development and to bringing winning innovation into the hands of growers,” said Syngenta’s head of global operations Mark Peacock in a statement.

The company’s new ELATUS fungicide plant in Paulinia, Sao Paulo, Brazil will be the first in Latin America to use the PEPITE technology, which produces water-soluble dry, solid granules. Sales of ELATUS totaled more than $400 million in 2015, the company said.

Another Syngenta facility in Brazil, located in Formosa, Gioas, increased its production capacity of corn seed from 400,000 bags to 1.6 million bags annually.

A Kaisten, Switzerland facility received investments to boost production of S-Metolachlor, an herbicide used in several of Syngenta’s brands. It is seem as a useful tool in combatting weeds in corn, soybeans, and other crops. 

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