Alltech marks 30-year milestones in Brazil and Peru, embarking on a visionary future

Alltech marks 30-year milestones in Brazil and Peru, embarking on a visionary future

BRAZIL AND PERU- Alltech, a prominent global animal health and nutrition company, proudly commemorates 30 years of dedicated service and operations in Brazil and Peru. 

The milestone is a testament to the late founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons’ vision to support agricultural producers and enhance the health and performance of animals, consumers, and the environment through nutrition and scientific innovation.

My father saw a lot of potential when he visited South America in the early 1990s. He understood that countries like Brazil and Peru would become key markets for agriculture and established our offices. Over the past 30 years, we have continued our development through new investments, construction of new manufacturing plants, acquisitions, and organic growth,” Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO of Alltech, expressed. 

Brazil stands as Alltech’s third-largest market globally, hosting six manufacturing facilities and a dedicated team of 1,356 members. 

Dr. Mark Lyons led the construction of Alltech’s largest yeast fermentation plant for animal and agricultural nutrition in São Pedro do Ivaí, Paraná, which commenced operations in 2007 and exports products to 80 countries. 

The facility, with 270 employees, produces a range of solutions, including Mycosorb®, Bio-Mos®, Actigen®, Nupro®, Bioplex®, Sel-Plex®, organic acids, non-protein nitrogen (Optigen®), and other blends.

In 2022, the plant received the “A” certification of the Paraná Climate Seal, recognizing its voluntary reduction of the carbon footprint and adherence to the State Public Registry of Greenhouse Gas Emissions to combat climate change.

Alltech Crop Science, which initially began as Improcrop in 2000, expanded its activities in Brazil. The Alltech Crop Science plant in Uberlândia, MG, was launched in 2016. In 2018, the administrative headquarters of Alltech Brazil moved to Maringá, Paraná. 

The company continued its growth by acquiring Guabi, a high-quality feed and premix producer, in 2019.

We started as an innovative company in a consolidated market, but we grew along with Brazil’s search for the international market. Alltech’s culture fits very well with the Brazilian one; we have learned how to use technologies and global knowledge to adapt to the reality of our customers,” Paulo Rigolin, Alltech’s vice president for Latin America, remarked. 

Nurturing agriculture in Peru

Alltech commenced operations in Peru in June 1993, establishing an office in the Lima district of Miraflores with four employees. Over the years, the team has grown to include 17 top-level professionals, responsible for meeting the needs of Peruvian agricultural producers by optimizing animal nutrition and health and maximizing crop yields. 

Alltech Crop Science began commercial activities in Peru in 2018, providing solutions that address the challenges faced by local farmers in the production of blueberries, grapes, avocados, and other products.

We are very pleased to have supported Peruvian producers over the past 30 years to address their main challenges through Alltech solutions and services that are backed by more than 40 years of research and proven effectiveness,” Luiz Folgate, General Manager of Alltech Peru, stated. 

Dr. Mark Lyons emphasized that the company is already thinking about the next 30 years and the opportunities to continue supporting Brazilian and Peruvian agribusinesses as they positively impact their communities. 

We export our technologies globally, but we are also very well aligned with the needs of local producers, providing natural solutions and supporting them to be competitive in the world market,” Lyons added

As Alltech looks back on three decades of success, the company remains dedicated to its purpose of “Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™” and anticipates a future filled with opportunities to contribute to sustainable and efficient agriculture in Brazil, Peru, and beyond.

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