Jun. 3, 2021
Headquartered in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of São Paulo, Perfect Flight has launched international flights in 2021 with the opening of an office in Iowa, United States.
Dan Burdett, an experienced and renowned professional in the North American agribusiness, former Global Head of Digital Agriculture at Syngenta and creator of this area in the respective company, was involved in the implementation of the new space as an advisor. For office activities, the company is planning on hiring another 60 employees.
Agriculture is one of the most important sectors for the American economy, and the state of Iowa stands out as one of the main hubs in the sector. In addition to being the largest producer of soy and ethanol in the country, it houses one of the most renowned universities in the world for the category, Iowa State University, known for promoting scientific research on the use of technology in agriculture. Perfect Flight's new facility is located in the Iowa State University Research Park complex.
This year, Agtech plans to reach 100,000 digitized hectares in the United States. The purpose of the new office is to centralize and expand international negotiations, including clients from other countries, in addition to North America.
Currently, the startup has the largest database for agricultural spraying in the world. There are more than 16 million hectares digitized on the platform. Already present in international crops through rice and soy crops in Argentina, and sugar cane in Honduras, the startup has in Brazil, in addition to its headquarters, five more advanced bases, located in the south, southeast regions, southern Cerrado, northern Cerrado and Matopiba, serving customers and rural producers in Latin America.
With state-of-the-art technology, Agtech's solutions enable the generation of accurate reports, which ensure greater assertiveness of aerial applications, reduce production costs by up to 50%, or more, depending on the number of hectares processed, and contributing to the protection of areas environmentally sensitive, such as forests, apiaries, reserves, among others.
Rodrigo Lafelice dos Santos, a member of the company's board, commented on the motivation to bring more assertiveness to the field globally, by monitoring spraying. “Providing the best conditions to achieve environmental compliance in aerial applications of pesticides, which result in sustainable food production, as well as safety for rural communities, is what drives and inspires us to make this expansion,” he said.