Univar Solutions Named Solvay’s Agrochemical Market Distributor in Brazil

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) («Univar Solutions» or «the Company»), a global chemical…

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) («Univar Solutions» or «the Company»), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, today announced an agreement to serve as Solvay’s distribution partner for the agrochemical market in Brazil. The new agreement covers Solvay’s product line for agrochemical defensives, adjuvants and fertilizers and will serve the rapidly growing agricultural sector in Brazil. It is the first time Solvay has named a distributor for this market in the country.

«By bringing Solvay’s broad portfolio to the Brazilian market, we’re well-positioned to meet the needs of customers who are looking for high performing products and solutions that help improve productivity and offer a sustainable advantage  whether that be through increased crop protection, enhanced plant nutrition or innovative grain and seed care,» said Jorge Buckup, president of Latin America for Univar Solutions. «This agreement is another example of how we continue to introduce more sustainable, valuable solutions for our customers that meet their global challenges, as we help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean and safe.»

As Solvay’s first agricultural industry distribution partner in Brazil, Univar Solutions provides technical and logistical support, tolling services and chemical and ingredient solutions throughout the country. Additionally, the Company’s Solution Center scientists now have access to a broader range of products, helping Brazilian customers with solutions that meet formulation demands, enabling more sustainable agriculture practices and working in newer technology niches, such as bio-pesticides and adjuvants.

Leopoldo Orto, Solvay’s regional marketing director for Agro Latin America, added, «Working alongside Univar Solutions, with their extensive distribution reach and unique relationship to the agriculture market in Brazil, we have the power to change lives and the world in which we live. With our passion for chemistry, a commitment to the environment and know-how in the advantages of sustainable agriculture, customers can rely on long-standing formulation expertise, a global manufacturing footprint and outstanding Research and Innovation (R&I) capabilities.»

Univar Solutions provides agricultural industry customers with market-leading expertise, technical solutions and products intended to improve crop performance and enable more sustainable agriculture practices, such as green solvents, rheology modifiers, surfactants and blends, which contributes to improved yields and efficient land use. With the world’s population expected to reach 9.6 billion over the next 30 years, meeting the world’s projected food and feed demand will require an estimated 70 percent increase in global food production making innovative agricultural products a core part of meeting society’s needs.

For more information visit https://www.univarsolutions.com/suppliers/solvay.

About Solvay

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 23,000 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €8.9 billion in 2020. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. Learn more at www.solvay.com.

About Univar Solutions

Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world’s leading producers. With the industry’s largest private transportation fleet and technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools, the Company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. While fulfilling its purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe, Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and focus on Growing Together. Learn more at univarsolutions.com.

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