Products and investments

Investments

In 2014, we invested €328 million in property, plant and equipment. A major portion of this total consisted of investments to expand production capacities for our fungicides F 500® and Xemium® as well as for the dicamba und Kixor® herbicides. Furthermore, we continue to invest in the expansion of our research and development capacities, such as in our global Agricultural Research Center in Pune, India. In order to serve ongoing high demand for our innovative products in the future, we will invest around €1.2 billion in developing and expanding our production capacities for synthesizing and formulating active ingredients between 2015 and 2019.

Products, customers and applications

Indications and sectors

 

Application

Product examples

Fungicides

 

Protecting crops from harmful fungal attacks; improving plant health

Boscalid, metiram, dimethomorph, Initium®, metrafenone, F 500®, Xemium®, AgCelence® (umbrella brand)

Herbicides

 

Reducing competition from weeds for nutrients and water

Kixor®, dicamba, pendimethalin, imazamox, topramezone, Clearfield® herbicide tolerance system

Insecticides

 

Combating insect pests both in and outside of agriculture, such as in the fields of public health, professional pest control and landscape maintenance

Fipronil, alpha-cypermethrin, chlorfenapyr, teflubenzuron, Nealta®, Termidor® to guard against termite infestation, Interceptor® mosquito nets to protect against malaria

Functional Crop Care

 

Products for plant health and increased yield potential that go beyond traditional crop protection, such as biological control products, seed treatments, polymers and colorants

Standak® Top, Biostacked®, Flo Rite®, Vault® HP plus Integral®, Subtilex® NG, Limus®