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BRANDT Signs Agreement with Sumitomo Chemical to Distribute Nutrition Products in Chile

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (May 29, 2019) – BRANDT has signed an agreement with Sumitomo Chemical Chile, S.A. to distribute a range of products including the company’s flagship BRANDT Smart System® and Manni-Plex® foliar nutrition lines. These efforts will be supported by Pablo Merello, BRANDT’s Technical Sales Manager overseeing Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

“We are excited to partner with Sumitomo Chemical Chile.  Our plant nutrition products will be great additions to their existing portfolio. Their team of experienced technical managers will do an outstanding job representing BRANDT in the field,” said Dr. Ramon Georgis, BRANDT’s Director for International Business.   

Sumitomo Chemical Chile, S.A., a company of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., is a leading manufacturer of plant growth regulators, biological insecticides and agrochemicals. The BRANDT nutritionals will be targeted to high value fruit export crops including table grapes, apples, stone fruit, berries, avocadoes and tree nuts. The nutrient technology and efficiency will help enhance fruit quality and yield. 

“We are pleased to be working with BRANDT in Chile.  We share the same vision of bringing value to our growers through innovation and strong technical support at the field level,” commented Gonzalo Maturana, Business Manager – West Region, of Sumitomo Chemical Latin America.


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.