Illinois-based BRANDT, an agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has acquired the assets of Tratamientos Guadalquivir S.A. (TRAGUSA) under its subsidiary BRANDT Europe, S.L. TRAGUSA, based in Carmona, Spain. TRAGUSA manufactures, distributes and sells specialty fertilizers, adjuvants and a full line of crop protection and plant nutrition products. BRANDT says the acquisition, the second in 2016, will give them manufacturing capacity in Europe as well as access to new markets with a focus on crop protection.
“This transaction is all about growth and efficiencies,” said Rick Brandt, president & CEO of BRANDT. “With TRAGUSA in the family, we’ll be able to manufacturer our products in Spain for shipment throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Just as we saw in Brazil with the formation of BRANDT do Brasil, we expect to see increased opportunities to better serve our customers.”
Manuel González Domínguez, general manager of TRAGUSA, said of the news, “We are thrilled to be joining the BRANDT family. Going forward as BRANDT, we will be able to bring even better solutions to our customers throughout the region. Our whole team is energized and excited.”
TRAGUSA’s business will operate under BRANDT Europe, S.L. BRANDT Europe will be part of BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations division, under the international team led by Ramon Georgis, Director of International Business. TRAGUSA employees will be retained and TRAGUSA management will continue to operate the company day-to-day.
Brandt added, “We’ve been working with the TRAGUSA team for a number of years as a distributor of BRANDT products. And we’ve experienced the quality of their people, their manufacturing and their chemistries. With our acquisition of BAICOR in April and now TRAGUSA, we are strategically growing our capabilities to take advantage of global market opportunities.”