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Oct. 14, 2021

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"Our agriculture business unit is currently serving customers in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Central America. We have assembled an expansive team and an extensive portfolio of products from renowned global suppliers, to meet producers’ demands for crop protection, fertilizers, and adjuvants. Our team also provides formulation services and technical support at our Solutions Centers in researching and developing new products," said Jorge Buckup, president of Latin America for Univar Solutions in a recent interview with AgroPages.

He also shared his views on the Univar Solutions' core competitiveness, products lines and special features, strategies of product integration and service principle in LatAm, as well as future development plan etc.


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Jorge Buckup

                                                                  President of Latin America for Univar Solutions 

Agropages: Please introduce Univar Solutions' global presence, and core competitiveness.

Univar Solutions is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world’s leading producers. With our technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, and innovative formulation and recipe development at our Solutions Centers, we are well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets and industries. Together with our customers and suppliers, we are focused on fulfilling our purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe.

In Latin America and especially Brazil, Univar Solutions has a dedicated agrochemicals structure based on the importance and growth of the agriculture market.

Agropages: Pls highlight Univar Solutions’ agricultural chemicals business in LatAm. What strategic initiatives have been taken to accelerate expansion in this region? How does Univar Solutions combine products with services?  What’s the future development planning of Univar Solutions in LatAm?

Our agriculture business unit is currently serving customers in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Central America. We have assembled an expansive team and an extensive portfolio of products from renowned global suppliers, to meet producers’ demands for crop protection, fertilizers, and adjuvants. Our team also provides formulation services and technical support at our Solutions Centers in researching and developing new products.

In Brazil, Univar Solutions operates a toll manufacturing plant that enables companies worldwide, even those without assets in the region, timely access to local production and the growing agricultural market.

Agropages: Please introduce the product lines/ portfolio of agricultural chemicals  of Univar Solutions and unique features. What are the strategies of product integration and corresponding initiatives? Is there any plan to integrate/launch new products?

In addition to our toll manufacturing and formulation development services, our product portfolio includes a wide range of surfactants, rheology modifiers, solvents, amines, silicones, and other solutions that can be used as dispersants, wetting and anti-foaming agents, stabilizers, thickeners and preservatives, among many other applications.

Univar Solutions has a dedicated focus on customers and suppliers who operate in the consumer and industrial solutions markets. This is achieved by identifying market and industry trends and winning new supplier authorizations with a clear goal to meet our customers’ needs by expanding our product portfolio and offering market-leading technical innovation services.
 
Agropages: Knowing your company offers formulation services in Brazil, can you share some successful cases of how your company helps clients develop innovation formulations suited to relevant needs and application scenarios?

At Univar Solutions, our experienced team of experts supports our customers' research and development and technology needs and can help make their processes faster and more efficient. At our Solutions Center in Brazil, part of a global network of innovation laboratories providing the latest solutions for agriculture and other industries, we specialize in various formulations, such as adjuvants, fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and many others. Univar Solutions has also recently invested in additional resources—people and equipment in our Solution Center for agriculture in Brazil.

Univar Solutions goes beyond distribution, helping customers create better and more efficient formulations. We are dedicated to our customers’ success at every step in the development process, from the laboratory to the field. Problem solving and adapting product compositions to the local market helps assure performance throughout a product’s shelf life. With expert distribution, logistics, and supply chain support, you can count on Univar Solutions to meet all your agriculture ingredient needs.
 
Agropages: What is Univar Solutions working on in terms of sustainability? And what does the future look like for the company?

As a global leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, Univar Solutions leverages its position at the intersection of science and technology to help create a better world by focusing on more sustainable processes, culture, products, services and collaborations. We are more than a distributor: our commitment to a forward-thinking and holistic sustainability journey supports our efforts to help keep global communities healthy, clean, fed and safe.

For us, sustainability is more than an aspiration – it’s core to how we conduct business. We bring together ambitious goals, operational excellence, technology and collaboration to minimize environmental impact and improve sustainability in all we do. By leveraging our strong portfolio of sustainable products, services, practices and technologies to aid customers and consumers in meeting their sustainability goals, we demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and our vision for a better world.

Sustainability makes good business sense and aligns with our core values of being serious about safety, a place where people matter, a company that’s valuable to others and does what they say so that together, we win. Combined, these sustainability principles illustrate how we can work toward a better tomorrow through common goals and achieve next-generation solutions.
 
He also shared his views on the Univar Solutions' core competitiveness, products lines and special features, strategies of product integration and service principle in LatAm, as well as future development plan etc.

If you'd like to share your company/solutions story, please contact Grace Yuan via: grace@agropages.com

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