Postharvest products company Decco has opened a factory in Brazil that will act as a platform for its supply to Mercosur markets.
Located in the city of Ituverava in São Paulo state, the new plant is the only one in the country able to emulsify the polyethylene and shellac waxes that meet both domestic and export treatment requirements, Decco said in a press release.
An inauguration ceremony held in Ituverava on October 27 was attended by the local mayor, other government officials and representatives of local universities.
Decco said in recent years it has invested heavily in developing Latin American markets and seen a payoff in gains in its sales and market share.
The new plant underlines the importance of emerging countries in its growth strategy.
Decco is constantly helping markets with little or no post-harvest treatment philosophies to adopt this technology in order to increase their competitiveness and profitability, it said.
“Investing in Brazil is a very interesting development for Decco in a key region for the growth of the company,” said Decco Worldwide president & CEO François Girin.
Decco is the post-harvest division of United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), a global group in the field of agricultural supplies that also has phytosanitary products and seed treatments.