Innovation

Since its Foundation, innovation has been one of the topmost priorities for Sapec Agro Business. The Group’s strong investments in R&D have placed it among the big players, filing new patents and launching new and innovative products on the market. The research team has developed a strong partnership with a wide international network of Universities and Research Centres. This approach has led to the launch of innovative products every year.
Differentiation and innovation are key elements for a company who looks forward to new trends and market needs. In the recent Integrated Pest Management concept biopesticides and biostimulants, together with conventional Crop Protection products, will play an important role in maximizing quality and productivity, while reducing to a needful limit the environmental impact.
Sapec Agro Business is developing this emerging business area, benefiting from the complementarity of its business lines Crop Protection and Crop Nutrition portfolios are being revamped to offer a complete range of solutions that will contribute to more and more sustainable farming world.

INDUSTRIAL CAPABILITIES

HIGH INDUSTRIAL POTENTIAL

The Group’s production and laboratory capacity, associated with processes of excellence, quality, safety and environmental protection, are Sapec Agro Business’ key differentiators and assets.
In Setúbal, Portugal, we run modern facilities, mainly dedicated to the Crop Protection business but also to Crop Nutrition.
These units are fully adapted to our business needs, combining flexibility, efficiency, and environmental safety, ensuring maximum safety conditions for our employees.
In the Crop Nutrition area, we run two production plants in Spain. The factory in Ávila is devoted to the synthesis and production of microgranulated chelates, in particular the EDDHA molecule, and other solid products.The other factory is in Albacete where other products of the range are manufactured: humic acids (liquid and microgranule), liquid fertilizers but also biostimulants, highly concentrated specialty suspensions and special soil conditioners/correctors.
In the biostimulants business Sapec Agro Business’ factory is located on the Irish coastal village of Kilcar, County Donegal, close to a reserve area of natural seaweed development. The sheltered bays and unpolluted waters of the North Atlantic Ocean make Ireland’s west coast an ideal location for Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed growth. Along this scenic shoreline the practice of seaweed harvesting has been an Irish tradition for centuries and, from such experienced sources, OGT developed the fresh seaweed extract of its products.

 

QUALITY STANDARDS

CertificationQuality, process, safety and environmental protection excellence procedures are proof of a successful business. A commitment supported by an enlarged set of quality standards:

  • Environmental License – APA (Portuguese environmental agency)
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
  • OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • NP 4457 – Research, Development and Innovation Management System
  • ISO 17025 – Accreditation of Quality Control Laboratory
  • GLP Certification Physical-Chemical Laboratory
  • GLP Certification Residues Laboratory
  • GLP Certification Microbiology and Cell Biology Laboratory
  • GLP Certification Residues Trial Unit
  • GEP Certification Efficacy Trial Unit for Crop Protection Products
  • GMP Certification Veterinary Medicinal Products Manufacture
  • GMP Certification for the synthesis of active ingredients for veterinary medicines
  • 9001+14001+18001+IDI pb

Quality Standards – subtitles

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

OHSAS – Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services

NP – Portuguese Standard

GMP – Good Manufacturing Practices

GLP – OECD Principles of Good Laboratorial Practices

GEP – Good Experimental Practice