DVA invests $5.7 million in a new manufacturing facility for bio-inputs in Spain

DVA Agro is in the process to open a new manufacturing and technology complex in the city of Malaga, Spain, in the second half of 2022, with a focus on the Brazilian market, which will absorb about 60% of what will be developed and produced there.

It is no secret that Brazil is a world agribusiness center and has been the focus of many companies doing business here. This is exactly the case of the German multinational, DVA Agro, which invests heavily in R&D (Research and Development). The strategy is to be aligned with the sustainable development goals of the United Nations for an increasingly larger and more sustainable production, less invasive to the environment.

In this sense, another major step has just been taken with an investment of US$ 5.7 million for the implementation of a technology center in Malaga, Spain. Two highly modern structures will be installed, one for the development of research and manufacturing with microorganisms and the other for bio-fertilizers, bionutrients and foliar fertilizers, products baptized with the name INCENTIA®. In recent days, as explained by the agricultural engineer, researcher and global head of plant nutrition at DVA, Andres de la Cruz Perez, the site where everything will be deployed has already been acquired and begins to undergo the necessary adaptations. "We are in the moment of construction and renovation. We expect to inaugurate the site in the second half of 2022," he confesses.

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DVA Agro returns to Brazil and invests US$100 million in the agricultural sector

The multinational company DVA Agro, which manages the agrochemical division of the German-born DVA Group and specializes in crop protection, plant nutrition and special adjuvants for agriculture, announces the return of its operations in Brazil. With more than 50 years of experience, DVA has been successfully present in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, supporting farmers worldwide successfully. After pausing the activities in Brazil for five years, where it operated for 15 years, the division is now investing more than 100 million US-dollars to return to South America's largest country.

In order to become a strategic partner for Brazilian farmers, DVA Agro is going to build its own research laboratory and introduce a complete portfolio of products in the areas of crop protection, such as soy, corn, cotton or fruits and vegetables, plant nutrition and special adjuvants, tailored to the regional needs. Besides hiring new professionals, DVA Agro also plans to install its own plant until 2023.

According to Joao Aleixo, Global Managing Director of DVA Agro, DVA decided to return to Brazil a little different: “We made the decision to have our own Crop Nutrition line, called INCENTIA, for this we set up our operations from scratch, including professionals, technicians, marketing, factory, pilot plant and R&D laboratory, in southern Spain, a region known as the "Silicon Valley" of plant nutrition," he points out.

DVA's expectations for the Brazilian market are very optimistic. According to forecasts, the country alone could be responsible for 50% of DVA Agro’s global invoicing by 2026. "Brazil is one of the pillars of the brand's global strategy and also has great potential. We are returning in a structured and technical way. Besides, we have learned how to do business here, we understand what the needs of agriculture are at all levels of the chain, and we have defined our access strategy according to each specificity of the market," says Joao Aleixo.

DVA AGRO starts business operations in Europe

The next milestone in DVA's global growth strategy is the agricultural sector in Europe. Over the last months, the team has made all preparations for a successful start. We are pleased to announce that DVA Agro Europe has acquired its first customers and is officially starting business.

From now on farmers in Italy, Spain and France will benefit from DVA's innovative crop protection, plant nutrition, plant bio-stimulants and special Adjuvants. Operating in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, we focus our efforts on the specific local needs of farmers, whether in terms of product composition, application, digitization or practical preparations such as pack size.

Further markets into which DVA AGRO will expand by the end of the year include Germany, Poland, Romania and the UK.

Find out more about our business and products on the country websites:
DVA Italia: www.dva.com/it
DVA France: www.dva.com/fr
DVA Espana: www.dva.com/es/agro

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DVA expands its growth in South America through the acquisition of DBI's agrochemicals, foliar fertilizers, biostimulants and green line products

German multinational DVA always focuses its efforts on the specific local needs of farmers, whether in terms of product composition, application or innovation. With our extensive knowledge in this area, we aim to expand our business into markets with a high demand for modern agrotechnology. Bolivian farmers are facing climatic and economic challenges and therefore need trusted partners who can help them to make their business more competitive on a global scale and to produce more efficiently.

DBI's technological focus perfectly complements DVA's portfolio, as well as its overall strategy, which will allow DVA to contribute significantly to the success of the Bolivian agricultural industry. As of September 1st, 2020, the company will officially operate under the DVA brand.

DBI is one of the first distribution companies founded in Bolivia by a family of Japanese descent (Family Yamauti‘s). The company started its activity in 1998 and worked very successfully for 22 years, maintaining a close relationship with customers and bringing new agro-technology to Bolivian farmers through cooperation with global high-tech companies. The success has always been based on a trusting relationship between all partners at eye level, which is also in line with DVA's corporate values.

DVA's main goal for the next two years is to introduce high-performance German technologies that will enable Bolivian farmers to work more efficiently. This includes innovative technologies from our product portfolio such as: INCENTIA Technology (www.dvacropnutrition.com), Adjuvants, Nanotechnology, differentiated Crop Protection products and sustainable Biotech products.

Learn more about DVA Agro and the product portfolio.

Contact Person:
Jorge Butteler
General Manager DVA Bolivia
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +591 3 344 1145

Negocios Online: Expo Virtual Alemania

DVA will participate in the Expo Virtual Alemania 2020. Learn more about the virtual conference at: https://expoalemania.com/

DVA Virtual: Digital Conference about Crop Protection Solutions

Join DVA Virtual! The Digital Conference about Crop Protection Solutions: https://dvavirtual.com/


COVID-19 Update by DVA

COVID-19 has touched the lives of so many in the DVA family, and we want to thank everyone for their dedication, empathy, understanding, and care. Our first priority – now and always – is the health and safety of our team members, supply chain partners, customers, and the communities in which we operate.

Always check with your direct DVA Partner in case of any doubt, they are prepared to support you. We also want to recognize the many people across our teams who have been working around the clock to manage DVA’s global COVID-19 response with diligence and thoughtfulness and all the people that have been managing the situation for such a long time. We are part of the most important chain in the world – the food chain – “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link”, it is our responsibility to be a strong link of this chain and keep supplying to our customers.

The worst thing that could happen is a lack of food globally. Regardless of how long this global situation will continue we have the right resources to master the situation. No doubt that we are strong enough together to overcome it.

Keep moving the business, and continue to develop innovative products and solutions. GO FURTHER. TOGETHER is our DNA and we will never change it. Take care of yourself and take care of each other.

Improved efficiency for 30,000 hectares of land in Argentina: Auravant and DVA announce partnership

DVA's top priority is to give each customer the possibility to generate maximum yield and highest quality at low cost and with minimal environmental impact. In addition to our high performance products, we constantly invest in new opportunities to provide innovative services to our customers.

Together with our new partner Auravant, we are now helping all customers to detect plant diseases at an earlier stage to reduce yield losses to a minimum. We will start by analyzing over 30,000 hectares of farmland in Argentina.

Auravant offers an all-in-one farm management platform that pioneers the concept of precision farming, enabling DVA's producers and agronomists to remotely manage, control and monitor their fields using satellite imagery. It digitizes different areas of a field, identifies the variability of the soil in order to choose the best strategy to maximize yields, reduce costs and reduce environmental impact.

From now on, DVA consultants will be able to detect plant diseases and insect epidemics in field batches at an early stage and individually recommend the right product at the right time to each customer. All detected anomalies are reported immediately and will be displayed at the customers smartphone. We want to make this technology available to as many people as possible to contribute our part to the development of digital farming.

Together we will benefit from the big network in South American agriculture and keep developing the technology and create best practice models. Together we will change the way people work in the fields and revolutionize agriculture.

Contact us to learn more about our high-performance products and new technologies for efficient agriculture. Our team of experts will be glad to advise you. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn, to stay up to date.


DVA invests USD 100 million in the Argentinean crop protection market

German multinational DVA has announced a $100 million investment to expand its crop protection business in the Argentinean market. With this new investment, DVA is ready to further strengthen its position as a leading supplier in the crop protection segment and offer further innovations to the agricultural industry.

Dardo Lizárraga, Managing Director DVA Argentina, on the company's future growth plan in the crop protection segment:

"After an initial investment of more than $25 million, a new phase of expansion is beginning in Argentina. The main objective is to expand local production and marketing of a wide range of products for crop protection, fallow land and all traditional crops such as soybeans, corn, wheat and sunflowers, as well as specialties such as citrus, legumes, fruits and vegetables.

With this investment, DVA Argentina will be active in both industrial distribution and direct sales to customers and will expand its growth channels through strategic partners throughout the country.

For more than 15 years, active ingredients for agriculture in Argentina have been supplied through the country's industrial distribution channel. DVA is one of the world's pioneering companies in this field and has established close relationships with international partners since the 1960s, long before the commercial opening of the Asian region. Today DVA offers a broad portfolio of more than 700 crop protection products.

The most important investments to date have been in human capital, product development and registration, and the acquisition and establishment of our production unit in Pilar, Argentina. Further major investments in infrastructure, the commercial and development team and brand positioning will follow. The investment will triple over the next five years and will far exceed the $100 million limit for fixed and working capital.

DVA's strategy will focus on microemulsion mixtures. This powerful technology with its efficient processing and low environmental impact gives the market a high added value. During the last launch, DVA’s microemulsions with 30% 2.4D were introduced to the market. According to recorded studies by the Universities of La Plata and Litoral, these microemulsions have the lowest volatility and phytotoxicity on the Argentinean market. Further development of the crop nutrition line will also begin in 2020.

The traditional and innovative product portfolio will be complemented by a digital agricultural platform for crop setting and monitoring. Accurate and digital farming is revolutionizing the way we work in the field and should be available to as many farmers as possible in a simple, agile and dynamic way. That's why this service is offered to DVA's partners and strategic customers and supported with training on a premium platform that already monitors more than 4 million hectares in the country.

It is not the amount of investment that is important, but the way in which the investment is made in the face of volatility and uncertainty. Even though the industry is currently under strain in terms of tax burdens, withholding taxes and wealth taxes, people are aware of and sensitive to this reality. As good compatriots, the employees of DVA Argentina know very well that the best way to make progress is to work hard and with dedication and to invest prudently and wisely. Every step should be a confident step forward.”


DVA Agro Paraguay took part in the 25th edition of Agrodinamica

DVA AGRO PARAGUAY was present in the 25th edition of Agrodinamica, the largest agricultural exhibition in Paraguay where the latest innovations in inputs, machinery and technologies associated with agricultural activities were presented at 6th of December. Agrodinamica is carried out in the South of Paraguay and is the meeting point for producers, businessmen, professionals, technicians and students from all over the region. In addition to observing innovations it serves to exchange experiences and ideas among Visitors.

The DVA stand was divided into 5 dynamics

  • Weed management with the DVA 2019 Herbicide program which preeminently presenting PREDECESSOR as tool for seed bank control.
  • The Seed Treatment segment where the perfect full 3 Pack (Bastion, Ascofol CoMo and DVA PRE Inoculant) was presented which is one of the most complete treatments for seed protection and nutrition from the moment of germination.
  • The Nutrition area presented Ascofol as a nutritional supplement from seaweed extract which provides more mineral growth stimulants according to each phenological stage of the different crops.
  • The Segment area of plant protection where diseases like the early management of Asian Rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) and end-of-cycle diseases were emphasized.
  • Also in this edition there was a station specially dedicated to Adjuvants. DVA products Ziel and Facility were concretely presented as an effective tool to improve the quality of the application and homogeneous mixing in the tank.

As usual, a fellowship dinner was also offered with all the producers and co-workers who were present. Many thanks to the team on site!