After a year of extended work between both the companies, in May 2019, Pilarquim
, under a local company named Activbio del Caribe, SRL, associated with Fertilizantes Quimicos Dominicanos, SRL (Ferquido), scheduled the first pre-launch event for a new fungicide: ACTICY, “lo último en defensa contra Tizón, Mildiu velloso y Moho Azul” in Constanza, Dominican Republic. More than 30 farmers and distributors attended the launch ceremony to learn about ACTICY’s characteristics and advantages.
ACTICY “lo último en defensa contra Tizón, Mildiu velloso y Moho Azul”, is a systemic fungicide with protective, curative and preventive action that controls oomycetes, formed by two active ingredients that are already known in the market but not mixed, which makes the new product more exciting for vegetables, potatoes, tomatoes and the tobacco market.
Canxian MU, Chairman of Pilarquim, and the technical team in Central America for Pilarquim were all in the Dominican Republic to attend the event, and took the opportunity to visit local farmers to discover more about their daily routines with regard to the usage of products, agrochemicals, fertilizers, systems, weather, etc. to find a potential market. Based on this, Pilarquim will develop more products to help farmers get a better harvest.
Fertilizantes Quimicos Dominicanos, SRL (Ferquido), has an over 60-year-old history and is one of the biggest and most important local agrochemical and fertilizer companies.
Pilarquim (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. was streamlined from a long line of Yuen‐Fa Chemical Co. Ltd. commenced in 1961. With a commitment to provide quality products, as well as plant protection solution services, and with a more than 55-year presence in the agrochemical industry, Pilarquim has grown as a leader in the agrochemical world.
After the announcement of the Pilarquim New Era in 2017, the company and the market started to see changes, which are taking the company in a new futuristic direction, making registrations, conducting field trials, organizing camp days and launch events for its new, strategic and differentiated products around the world.
The Dominican Republic has a promising pesticide market. The potato and tomato markets consume more than US$3MM of fungicides annually, making it a very competitive market with farmers looking for a real solution to their problems. This is when Pilarquim (Activbio del Caribe) can enter to fill this void with its new portfolio under specialized products, different mixtures, and unique formulations, making products more effective and profitable to the distribution channel and, of course, to the farmers.
Pilarquim provides the same product promotion activities and technical services in other countries and regions, and not just in the Dominican Republic, with technical services being available for farmers all over the world. Pilarquim is committed to providing efficient and low-toxicity crop solutions to global customers with new mixture and new formulation products. Pilarquim, for quality harvest!