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Mission and Commitment

More than 50 years committed to agriculture, this genuine Brazilian company offers top quality agricultural products and services, providing safe and competitive solutions to Brazilian agriculture and cattle raising treatment, making healthier food available to consumers.

Total respect for the environment

In all Nortox industrial units, the company goes beyond legal requirements, investing constantly in equipment and technology, to guarantee adequate treatment of industrial effluents. Another example of this priority is the maintenance of a forest reserve with more than 700.000 m2 of Northern Paraná native species, at the plant in Arapongas.

Historical

Nortox S.A. was founded on April 14, 1954, in Apucarana - PR.

It started its operations as an industry for the formulation of powder insecticide to fight coffee borer, in a time when coffee plantations were one of the main sources of wealth in Brazil, covering an area from the Old Pioneer Paraná to the margins of the Paraná River.

In the early 1960's, Nortox entered the market of insecticides for cotton crops. In 1966, it became a business corporation with national capital. Still in this decade, due to the need to expand and diversify its production line, the company moved to Arapongas, District of  Aricanduva, where its modern industrial unit was built.

The company started in the herbicides business in 1972, when the market for this product began to grow. A short time after, Nortox began to synthesize the Trifluralin herbicide, and, little by little, created  other units for the production of intermediaries required for its manufacturing. For this purpose, it developed the technology for amination, chloration, nitration, and fluoring. In the following years, the industry set off the production of technical and formulated Alachlor, Dimethoato and Diuron.

The 1980's was marked by great changes in agriculture. Non-tillage became possible when, in 1983, Nortox, in a pioneering operation, started to produce the Glifosate herbicide. As a consequence, the price of Glifosate lowered significantly and non-tillage  was adopted all over Brazil.

In the 1990's, a change took place in the business scenario: business mergers, an increased number of multinational agrochemical companies, the import of active ingredients, and the end of some national production lines. Nortox defines a new strategic plan and takes a reverse path, expanding its line of products and synthesizing new molecules in Brazil, focused on crops  the company had a vocation for.

During this decade, Nortox maintained i´s growth rate following the brasilian agribusiness growth, Nortox has reaffirmed its commitment to Brazilian agriculture by setting up another  industrial unit in Rondonópolis-MT. This commitment  has involved the production of basic inputs to Brazilian agriculture. Nortox Centro-Oeste is located in an area of 42.000 m2, and has created more than 150 jobs and produced 70.000.000 litters/kg of agrochemicals per year.

Result: today, Nortox is the largest national agrochemical company competing successfully with multinationals from the same sector.

Exploring new frontiers

Along with the growth of the Brazilian agribusiness, Nortox has reaffirmed its commitment to Brazilian agriculture by setting up another industrial unit in Rondonópolis - MT. This commitment has involved the production of basics inputs to Brazilian agriculture.

Nortox Centro-Oeste is located in an area of 42.000 m2, and has created more than 150 jobs and produced 70.000.000 litters/kg of agrochemicals per year.

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