Isagro History

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1994
  • 1993

2015

Inauguration of the new Research Center in Novara.

Start of the commercial exploitation of the new soil fumigant ‘Dominus’ in the United States.

Creation of Isagro Singapore with a focus on market development in the Asia Pacific region.

2014

ISEM S.r.l. dissolution.

Isagro new Capital Increase through the issue of a new class of shares called ‘Growth Shares’.

2013

Strategic alliance with an industrial partner, the Gowan Company (USA).

Isem (a 50-50 joint venture between Chemtura and Isagro) sells Valifenalate fungicide to Belchim.

Isem sells Orthosulfamuron to Nihon Nohyaku Co. Ltd.

2012

Isagro Ricerca S.r.l. merger into ISAGRO S.p.A.

Co-development with FMC Corporation (USA) of a new proprietary fungicide to be exploited worldwide.

2011

Creation of ISEM, a 50-50 joint venture with Chemtura Agrosolutions (USA) for the development of two molecules originated by Isagro’s R&D, Valifenalate and Orthosulfamuron.

Isagro completes its strategic repositioning by withdrawing from distribution in Italy and Brazil.

2007

ISAGRO S.p.A. capital increase of 1.550.000 euros, with the goal of accelerating the Business Plan fulfilment after the acquisitions made during 2006 in Brazil, Columbia and Argentina.

2006

Entry in direct distribution and formulation in Brazil, Columbia and Argentina, through incorporation of Isagro Sipcam International, a 50-50 joint venture between ISAGRO and Sipcam.

2005

ISAGRO, with a minority stake, participates in the share capital of Arterra BioScience S.r.l., a research company active in the fields of biology and molecular genetics, based in Naples.

Isagro Colombia is created for the Colombian market distribution.

ISAGRO builds a manufacturing plant for the Tetraconazole final synthesis in Bussi sul Tirino (PE).

2004

Incorporation of Isagro Brasil and its branch in Cuba.

ISAGRO is admitted to the Star Segment of the Stock Exchange Market run by Borsa Italiana.

2003

ISAGRO is listed on the Stock Exchange Market in Borsa Italiana.

Isagro USA is created, with a direct presence on the USA market.

2002

Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd, the Japanese largest chemical group, joins Isagro Italia replacing Rohm and Haas. Siapa is merged into Isagro Italia.

2001

ISAGRO creates Isagro BioFarming S.r.l. to approach the market of products intended for organic agriculture and acquires the majority of Biochem, a company active in the field of microorganisms’ research and production.

Subsequently, ISAGRO acquires the agrochemical business branch of Caffaro, an important chance of growth for Isagro Group that therefore could enter the copper-based fungicide business and take advantage of the presence in Italy of the main distribution network of Caffaro (Siapa S.r.l.).

Isagro Asia is created by acquiring the agrochemical business branch of RPG LifeScience, a company specialized in agropharmaceuticals’ synthesis, formulation and packaging. Such acquisition guarantees to ISAGRO a chemical synthesis production capacity and entry into the Indian distribution market.

2000

ISAGRO concludes a cooperation agreement with Bayer CropScience S.p.A. for the incorporations of AgriFormula, active in the fields of product formulation and packaging, also on behalf of third parties.

1998

Isagro Italia S.r.l. is created: an Italian market distribution company.

1994

Isagro becomes a joint stock company and creates Isagro Ricerca Srl, whose partners are the Japanese Arysta LifeScience Corporation, its American subsidiary Arvesta Corporation and Phyteurop S.A..

1993

ISAGRO eleven managers, led by Giorgio Basile, take over the company through a management buy-out.