Dec 21, 2020Koppert acquires Brazilian Geocom to accelerate precision agri-farming
Koppert Biological Systems, a biological crop control company, has acquired Geocom, headquartered in Lençóis Paulista – São Paulo, Brazil.
Operating in the field of agricultural technology, Geocom is a pioneer in image geo-processing and the first to develop an exclusive technology for the application of biological agents via drones in Brazil.
“Our goal is to accelerate precision agri-farming which is crucial for bringing biologicals to the fields,” Koppert Biological Systems’ Agri Division Director Martin Koppert said in a news release. ‘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, said ‘We recognized the need to complement the quality and efficiency of our products with a more specialized application to guarantee the maximum performance of bio-protection 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.”
Koppert Biological Systems develops sustainable solutions for the cultivation of food crops and ornamental plants. Together with growers and in collaboration with nature, Koppert contributes to making agriculture and horticulture healthier, safer, more productive and resilient.
“We achieve this by deploying natural enemies to combat pest insects, by using bumblebees for natural pollination, and developing microbial products that strengthen and protect crops both above and underground,” the news release stated. “Restoring and protecting ecosystems in a natural way, is the basis for healthy crops and a balanced environment.”