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Sumi Agro Europe is specialized in the development and distribution of technically advanced products, including plant protection products, fertilizers and seeds.

We are part of Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japan’s leading multinational companies, although we are run independently and operate a network of companies and branch offices across Europe as part of the Sumi Agro Group. The integrated resources of Sumitomo Corporation, Sumi Agro and the national level companies provide a powerful platform for product development, marketing and logistics in the agriculture sector.

Sumi Agro Europe’s headquarters are in London, managing our network of companies and branch offices based in France, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia.

We are committed to the further expansion of our network through direct investment and joint ventures, utilizing our core strengths of high quality market and technical knowledge, combined with long-term relationships with key decision makers in agriculture which are built on trust and shared values.

 


 

Sumitomo Corporation's –
Corporate Mission Statement

 

We aim to be a global organization that constantly stays a step ahead in dealing with change, creates new value, and contributes broadly to society.

 

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

  • To achieve prosperity and realize dreams through sound business activities.
  • To place prime importance on integrity and sound management with utmost respect for the individual.
  • To foster a corporate culture full of vitality and conductive to innovation. 

 

ACTIVITY GUIDELINES

  • To act with honesty and sincerity on the basis of Sumitomo's business philosophy and in keeping with the Management Principles.
  • To comply with laws and regulations while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
  • To set high value on transparency and openness.
  • To attach great importance to protecting the global environment.
  • To contribute to society as a good corporate citizen.
  • To achieve teamwork and integrated corporate strength active communication.
  • To set clear objectives and achieve them with enthusiasm.

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Our Mission

 

We aim to be a global organization that constantly stays a step ahead in dealing with change, creates new value and contributes broadly to society.

 

With the integrated corporate strength of Sumi Agro Europe and its local sales and marketing organizations, together with Sumitomo Corporation, we are able to provide a powerful platform in the agriculture sector for new product developments, product registration, strong marketing and reliable logistics.

This excellent knowledge and experience is combined with long-term relationships with our loyal partners in agriculture, being built on trust and shared values.These values will contribute in helping our farmers to feed the world.

Sumi Agro Europe is also committed to the further expansion of its network through direct investment and joint ventures, utilizing this integrated corporate strength.

Products

Sumi Agro Europe is active in the sales, marketing and production of plant protection and associated products, such as seeds and speciality fertilizers, for agriculture in Europe.

 

Products originate from leading worldwide manufacturers and suppliers with a strong association with partners in Japan. Sumi Agro Europe is continuing to develop its own innovative range of new products to complement its extensive portfolio of high quality solutions.





With seipro Sumi Agro Europe offers a new and innovative product portfolio, being scientifically proven, in order to meet the increasing demand for biological products in modern farming.

 

Under the new portfolio brand “seipro” Sumi Agro Europe unites highly effective plant bio stimulant products and an innovative new biological plant protection portfolio.

Seipro products combine Sumi Agro Europe’s high quality standard from product efficacy point of view with its natural origin/source. All seipro products are subject to a profound scientific assessment, based on natural origin.

“SCIENCE DRIVEN BY NATURE”

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… are the most important issues for the Sumitomo Corporation Group to survive the current ever-changing business environment and achieve sustainable growth.

 

Our concern is how we can ensure that each employee—our most important asset—will exercise their full potential in line with the business strategy of their respective business units and based on the Group’s Management Principles and Activity Guidelines.

For this reason, we are making continuous company-wide efforts towards providing training on and development and dissemination of Sumitomo’s Business Philosophy—the basis of the Management Principles—among new employees. We are also implementing a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and off-the-job training (OFF-JT) to promote effective development of human resources, with the former based on job rotations and the latter reflecting the characteristics of each business.

Under the FY2013-2014 Medium-term Management Plan “Be the Best, Be the One 2014”, we ensure appropriate allocation of human resources according to their respective roles from the medium- to long-term perspective. This effort, which is made in accordance with the basic policy of “What We Aim to Be in 2019, Our Centennial Year,” is expected to help enhance our earning power on a global basis.

Human resources allocation is in line with the Business Portfolio Strategy. Realizing appropriate human resources allocation from the medium-to long-term perspective in order to implement individual initiatives is of prime importance.

Talent cannot be developed overnight. There is a need to envision, develop and deploy human resources required for the growth of each business in the medium-to long-term. For this reason, each business unit formulates and implements recruitment and job rotation plans aligned with their business strategies, taking the next 10 years into account.

Sumi Agro Europe has always embraced innovation and always focused on helping to make a better world. 








Our Responsibility & principles

(Modern Slavery Statement)

 

As a responsible distributor of agricultural products, we believe that the long-term future of the company is best served by respecting the interests of all our stakeholders: Employees, customers, suppliers and the wider community.

 

We look actively for opportunities to improve the environment and to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities in which we trade. Our CSR policy sets out the principles we follow and the programs we have developed to focus on the areas where we have significant impact or influence.





our history

  1. January 1990

    Summit Agro Holdings Limited established 

  2. January 1992

    Summit Agro Hungary established

  3. January 1994

    Sumi Agro Poland was established

  4. January 1996

    Sumi Agro France was established

  5. January 1997

    • Summit Agro Romania established
    • Summit Agro Holdings Limited name changed to Summit Agro Europe Limited

  6. January 1999

    • Summit Agro Bulgaria (Branch of Summit Agro Romania from 2012) established
    • Summit Agro Ukraine established

  7. January 2002

    Sumi Agro Czech was established together with its Branch office in Slovak Republic

  8. January 2008

    Summit Agro Russia established

  9. January 2009

    First product registered by Sumi Agro Europe YAMATO was successfully launched

     

    December 2009

    Summit Agro Europe Limited changes its name to Sumi Agro Europe Limited
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  10. January 2010

    Rebranding of Summit Agro Hungary into Sumi Agro Hungary

    July 2010

    BIOSILD product launched

  11. October 2011

    SUMI AGRO Limited established

    November 2011

    Acquisition of 90% share of Alcedo, Romania

  12. January 2012

    SUMI AGRO Limited Germany Branch established

    March 2012

    Sipcam S.p.A. (= Sipcam), Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.(= NNC) and Sumitomo Corporation’s subsidiary,  Sumi Agro Europe Ltd. (= SAE) are delighted to announce that they concluded agreements on March 26, 2012 to enter New Strategic Alliance in Europe.

    • Sipcam has established a holding Company, Sipcam Europe S.p.A. for the purpose of marketing, distribution and development of agrochemicals, specialty fertilizers and seeds covering Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, UK and Benelux.
    • NNC and SAE have acquired stakes in Sipcam Europe S.p.A. as strategic alliance partners.
    • Correspondingly SAE has established a holding company, Sumi Agro Ltd covering its operations in France, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic/Slovakia Republic, Romania, Bulgaria and Germany with minority stakes acquired by Sipcam.


    The alliance, which starts from the 2012 season, aims to create a common platform for the development, marketing and distribution of plant protection products to enhance those activities in their respective territory. And having the innovative strengths and unique multi-function expertise for the respective parties, the new Alliance will provide a significant boost in developing a stronger product portfolio, obtaining a range of molecules and reinforcing each company’s sales activities in the European market.

    • INAZUMA product registered and launched in 2013

  13. January 2013

    NAGOMI product registered and launched in 2014

    December 2013

    Nippon Soda has acquired a 12% stake in Sumi Agro Limited (SAL), a holding company of Sumitomo Corporation subsidiary Sumi Agro Europe. SAL was established in 2012 to cover Sumi Agro Europe’s operations in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, France and Germany, with a minority stake acquired by Italian agrochemical company Sipcam. With the minority stake acquisition, Nippon Soda has become a “strategic partner” in the entity.

  14. October 2015

    Enhancement of Strategic Alliance with Sipcam S.p.A. for European Market
    Sumitomo Corporation (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; president: Kuniharu Nakamura), through its 100% owned subsidiary, a holding company of crop protection distribution companies, Sumi Agro Europe Ltd. (head office: London, UK; president: Wlodzimierz Wleklik; hereinafter, ‘SAE’), and Sipcam S.p.A. (head office: Milan, Italy; president: Nadia Gagliardini; hereinafter, ‘Sipcam HQ’) exchanged a further 10% shareholding in their intermediate holding companies Sumi Agro Ltd. (head office: London, UK; president: Wlodzimierz Wleklik; hereinafter, ‘SAL’) and Sipcam Europe S.p.A. (head office: Milan, Italy; president: Nadia Gagliardini; hereinafter, ‘Sipcam EU’) on September 24, 2015, which increases the capital alliance between SAE and Sipcam HQ to 20% from the previous level of 10% mutual shareholding.

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  15. January 2017

    Lauch of the Herbicide RAIKIRI

    Sumitomo Corporation has invested in Futureco Bioscience S.A. (head office: Barcelona, Spain) through its crop protection marketing company, Sumi Agro Europe Ltd

    Futureco specializes in research, development and production of biocontrol products and biostimulants.

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  16. January 2018

    In addition to a close co-operation on new development projects Sumi Agro Turkey (SAT) will become a full member of Sumi Agro Europe (SAE) Group