The Global R&D lab in India is ADAMA Group’s first outside its HQ in Israel and the new formulation lab is an addition to the growing ADAMA infrastructure in the country
HYDERABAD, INDIA, AUGUST 25, 2015: ADAMA India, the Indian subsidiary of ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, a world leader in crop-protection solutions, announced today the inauguration of its new formulation lab of global standards in India at the IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad. The formulation lab was inaugurated by the President & CEO of ADAMA India, Ilan Levanon. Also present on this occasion was Global Formulation Project Manager, Shaul Yehuda and the ADAMA India manageme nt team.
“The new formulation lab is an important and a very strategic investment for ADAMA. With this new lab, our efforts at delivering farmer centric crop protection solutions to the Indian farmer is further strengthened, as we would now be able to cater to local market needs quicker than before” Ilan Levanon President & CEO of ADAMA India, said.
ADAMA India’s current 10000 sq. ft. R&D facility in Hyderabad is spread across 2 blocks and has 3 wings – Synthetic labs, Analytical labs & Scale-up laboratory. The newly established formulation lab becomes the fourth lab in their R&D portfolio.
“This new lab would now complete the end-to-end Research and Development cycle in India and will support both global market needs we well as domestic needs. It will also accelerate the process time of formulation as well as introduction of newer crop protection solutions for farmers. With this, ADAMA India intends to develop performance optimized differentiated solutions for farmers, which are cost effective and environmentally safe to use.” Ilan Levanon added.
ADAMA India has acquired state-of-the-art equipment of the highest quality for this new lab, which will be further expanded in the next few years. The lab is equipped with the latest technological instruments which will support both liquid and solid formulations and will give the most accurate results. As in the previous labs, employee safety is of utmost importance and all the equipment purchased conforms to the highest safety standards for the user.
Dr. Bijukumar Pillai, Head of R&D at ADAMA India said, “Formulation is a critical step in the R&D process, where the stability and bio- efficacy of the product is enhanced to provide superior solution for the farmer. With the addition of this new lab, ADAMA India will be able to bring the global standards of formulation to India, closer to the home market”
ADAMA India has strategic plans to launch several unique and novel products, tailor made for the Indian market as well as the global market during 2016-2020. The Indian formulation team is currently working closely with the global formulation team, field trial, registration and quality control teams to develop and introduce new products to the market at the earliest. As ever, the focus is to provide solutions to the farmer needs by developing innovative and differentiated formulations.
ADAMA India boasts of the broadest portfolio in the country offering 70+ crop protection products. The products are classified into the three categories: Herbicide, Fungicide and Insecticide. The company has a wide network of over 13000 dealers in India, through which the products are constantly available to the farmers. The state-of-the-art Research & Development Centre in IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad was established in the year 2010, followed by the iconic formulation plant in Dahej, Gujarat in 2011.
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About ADAMA India
ADAMA India Private Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of comprehensive crop protection solutions, is the Indian entity of ADAMA Agricultural Solutions. ADAMA India was founded in 2009 by a team of dynamic executives with vast experience in the agrochemical sector. In a short span of 6 years, ADAMA India is ranked among the top agrochemical companies, creating a significant mark on the agricultural landscape of India. What sets ADAMA India apart is the unique go-to-market approach, through which the company interacts with the Indian farmers on a daily basis, thereby getting a clear picture of the farmers’ needs and developing tailor made crop protection solutions aptly suited for the market. ADAMA India offers one of the widest portfolios of crop protection products in the market. The company’s products are of the highest International quality and provide simple-to-use yet effective solutions to the farmers. For more information, visit us at www.adama.com.
About ADAMA Agricultural Solutions
ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., is the leading off-patent crop protection solutions company in the world. The Company’s comprehensive range of high-quality, differentiated and effective herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, help farmers worldwide to increase yields by preventing or controlling weeds, insects and disease that harm their crops. With one of the world’s most extensive and diversified off-patent product portfolios, ADAMA sells its products in more than 120 countries, with revenues of over $3 billion in 2013. ADAMA’s purpose is “Creating Simplicity in Agriculture” – striving to provide farmers accessible, easy-to-use solutions that simplify their lives and improve their crop yields. For more information, visit us at www.adama.com.