Adama celebrates its more than 70-year heritage, having started from two Israeli crop protection companies, Makhteshim and Agan, that were established in 1952 and 1945 respectively, and then merged in 1997 to form Makhteshim Agan. In 2011, we became part of the ChemChina Group (the China National Chemical Corporation), which started a new and exciting chapter in our story. In 2014, we introduced our new global brand and became known as Adama. In 2017, with our landmark combination with Sanonda, we returned to the public markets and became the only integrated Global-China crop protection company.
Since the founding of the company, our success in the Israeli market has evolved into a vision to provide high quality, effective crop protection products to farmers worldwide. We expanded our global footprint in the 1970s and 80s, establishing a presence in key agricultural markets such as France and the UK. In the 1990s, we established our European headquarters, and significantly expanded in Latin America. In the 2000s, Adama was joined by 25 additional companies in the Americas, Asia and Europe through partnerships, acquisitions and organic expansion.
From our roots as pioneers, Adama is now a leading global company with sales in approximately 100 countries. Through our people, products and knowledge, we offer growers new and better solutions to protect their crops from weeds, insects and disease.
With our constant focus on growth and our passion for farming, Adama today is poised to help meet the vital needs of global agriculture, to do its part to feed the vast and growing world population, and simplify the lives of farmers.