Orihuela, March 26th, 2020 – Today, Grupo Rovensa announces the acquisition of Grupo Agrotecnología, a 20 years-experienced company in the sector, dedicated to research, development, manufacture and marketing of products for crop protection and nutrition, specializing in microbial technologies focused on biocontrol.
Incorporation of Grupo Agrotecnología to Rovensa’s Biocontrol Business Unit, together with Idai Nature, Agrichem Agro and Event Agro, reaffirms its goal of leading change in global agriculture, through healthy, sane and sustainable solutions for the environment
Grupo Agrotecnología, founded in 1997 at Orihuela (Alicante) has based its activity on the manufacture and commercialization of solutions for crop nutrition and protection, investing in R&D&i and global registrations for the development of the next generation of biorational products.
Currently, it develops international activities in Europe and Africa from its headquarters in Spain, having its own subsidiaries in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and China. Carlos Ledó, Idai Nature founder and COO Biocontrol of Grupo Rovensa, said: “We are especially pleased with this third acquisition of the year. We are proud to be able to incorporate Agrotecnología into Rovensa Group. We are very aligned in values ??and culture with Riquelme family who will keep their team and independence at the helm of the company and will be a relevant pillar to achieve our goal of being world leaders in biocontrol”.
Moreover, Enrique Riquelme, CEO of Grupo Agrotecnología, expressed: “This is a huge opportunity for Grupo Agrotecnologia to be part of Grupo Rovensa, with the aim of expanding our commercial footprint, joining a solid structure with similar vision and values. We think this join gives us the balance we need to ensure the expansion of our brand and technologies, offering our staff the possibility to continue growing within a group willing to compete for world leadership of the efficient products with low environmental impact, as tools to facilitate and ensure food within an efficient and sustainable agriculture.
Eric van Innis, CEO of Grupo Rovensa, «The acquisition of Agrotecnología will join two main strengths: innovative solutions for biological crops from Rovensa’s plant extracts and the huge expertise of Agrotechnology in bioinsecticides based on microorganisms». On the other hand, he adds, «Rovensa will continue exploring new opportunities to complement organic growth with acquisitions with the objective of fulfilling its mission of feeding the planet with safe and healthy solutions that allow balanced agriculture».
The strategy on which Rovensa business group is based is to offer farmers integrated solutions to obtain high quality phytosanitary products with a low toxicological profile, precision biostimulants, specialized nutritional products and natural biological protection products that be harmless for the user, the consumer and the environment.
About Grupo Agrotecnologia
Grupo Agrotecnologia is a company from Alicante, dedicated to the development of advanced biotechnological solutions for the nutrition and protection of agricultural crops. With more than 20 years of experience and strengths in R&D&i, Grupo Agrotecnología has developed the most edging microbial formulation technologies, and applied them to biocontrol products, biostimulants and biofertilizers. Currently, Grupo Agrotecnología develops its commercial activity in more than 30 countries and owns 5 international subsidiaries. A solid product catalog and the recognition of effectiveness and quality by the market, are the best guarantees of the Oriolan company.
About Idai Nature
Idai Nature, biotechnology company of Grupo Rovensa, is a Valencian company specialized in the manufacture of products for biological protection, based on the mixture of botanical extracts,
with a presence in 35 countries and a growth of over 30% per year in recent years. Since its creation, Idai Nature has accumulated numerous recognitions, such as “Most Innovative Company” in the Valencian Community in 2013 and “Best SME of the Year 2016” in Spain.
+ info: https://www.idainature.com/
About Grupo Rovensa
Rovensa, formerly known as Sapec Agro Business, is an international group of the agricultural industry, with a long history, experience and knowledge of the sector.
In September of 2019, Sapec Agro Business was renamed as Rovensa, with the aim of create a prestigious international brand in the agricultural industry. The group is now organized into three main business units: bionutrition, biocontrol and crop protection.
With offices, factories, research centers and laboratories in Brazil, France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, Rovensa continually develops innovative solutions for the care and health of plants available in 70 countries.
All Rovensa companies share values ??and culture and, through their synergy, offer a catalog of complementary products with the same objective: Balanced Agriculture.
+ info: https://www.rovensa.com/