Dec. 11, 2020
Koppert Biological Systems, world leader in biological crop control, has acquired Geocom, headquartered in Lençóis Paulista - São Paulo, Brazil. Operating in the field of agricultural technology, Geocom is a pioneer in image geoprocessing and the first to develop an exclusive technology for the application of biological agents via drones in Brazil.
‘Our goal is to accelerate precision agrifarming which is crucial for bringing biologicals to the fields,’ says Koppert Biological Systems’ Agri Division Director, Martin Koppert. ‘The Geocom brand is synonymous with high-tech developments. The acquisition in Brazil is a strategic decision which can favour the whole corporation by exchanging experiences and technologies with other subsidiaries around the world.’
‘We aim to offer the best to our customers and partners. In addition to biological solutions, we will also offer monitoring and application technologies,’ the Commercial Director of Koppert Brazil, Gustavo Herrmann, points out. ‘We recognized the need to complement the quality and efficiency of our products with a more specialized application to guarantee the maximum performance of bioprotection in the field,’ adds the Industrial Director of Koppert Brazil, Danilo Pedrazzoli.
The founders of Geocom, Antonio Donizeti de Oliveira and Gláucio Carrit Antiga, will remain involved as consultants. ‘We see this acquisition not only as a milestone in the company's history, but also a source of great pride. Throughout its history, Geocom has established itself in the market as a leader in its segment within digital agriculture, and now it can maintain that level led by Koppert.’
The acquisition is driven by a rapidly changing global agricultural environment. Martin Koppert explains: ‘We are committed to continuous investment in R&D and new technologies to ensure the highest level of quality and service for our customers. We took this step to bring precision agriculture technologies into the field of biological crop control to benefit the future of agriculture worldwide.’