BRANDT is proud to be known as one of the fastest-growing, family-owned companies in the UnitedStates. Since 1953, the Brandt family and their employees have remained true to a philosophyplanted deep in the company's Midwestern roots and forged by an American Spirit that focuses on acommitment to quality people and quality products.
Whether you grow soybeans or sugar cane, corn or cotton, or pomegranates and pineapple, BRANDTis focused on helping you take control of your bottom line. With more than 250 products, BRANDTis preferred by farmers who grow everything from row crops to fruit to vegetables to turf andornamentals. BRANDT products are sold in 48 U.S. states and 45 countries.
BRANDT offers the products, knowledge and customer service to help make its business partners athome and around the world successful. By taking care of its customers, near and far, BRANDT helpsfamilies, farms and communities ensure a safe, secure supply of fiber, fuel and food.
From small-town beginnings to worldwide markets
For more than 60 years, BRANDT has been helping growers become more profitable. The company'sstraightforward approach to doing business worked in 1953 when Glen Brandt and his sister, EvelynBrandt Thomas, founded the company, and it works today. Their belief in innovation, honesty andfirst-class customer service was a help to local farmers, many of whom were their neighbors, in theirhometown of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. That same philosophy, first learned on the family farm, continuestoday in a thriving business that helps bring success to farmers around the world.
For BRANDT, it all starts with family — first it was a brother and sister — and it's still that way todayas Glen's son, Rick, leads the company and its 400+ employees in bringing the latest advances intechnology and proprietary products to markets across the globe.
A corporate strategy to embrace growth
The BRANDT strategy is an entrepreneurial, long-term approach that begins with the human elementby finding, hiring and retaining the best intellectual talent — simply put, good people make goodcompanies. Continuing to provide superior products to a domestic and worldwide customer base is anintegral part of the strategic plan. Aggressive expansion of the business through acquisitions and thedevelopment of new products remain vital to the long-term strategy for growth and profitability.
Technology and innovation drive modern agriculture
From its humble beginnings in the American heartland to its place as a worldwide leader, BRANDT hasalways been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, a tradition that puts the company at thecrossroads where high-tech and science meet modern agriculture.
Farming, a way of life commonly passed down from one generation to the next, is not the same pursuityour grandparents knew so well. It now relies on myriad data made up of genetics, chemistry, GPSsystems, crop and soil analysis and much more. BRANDT brings all of these tools to bear for today'sgrowers.
With a team dedicated to discovery and innovation, adopting new technologies is familiar groundat BRANDT. With years of trial data, partnerships with leading universities and a 120-acre researchand development farm, BRANDT works hard to create the knowledge that will distinguish its growersand give them the tools to control their business. BRANDT helps its local growers implement customapproaches to crop management and provides cutting-edge products to worldwide customers all withthe goal of increasing yield and maximizing productivity.