ADAMA is one of the world's leading crop protection companies. We offer farmers and growers effective products and services that make their lives easier and help them grow. Our comprehensive and differentiated product portfolio of more than 270 active ingredients and over 1,000 end-use products is one of the world's largest.
Our more than 7,000 people reach farmers and growers in over 100 countries across the globe, helping them with solutions that improve the quality and quantity of their crop yields by providing protection from weeds, insects and disease.
Our story begins with two Israeli crop protection companies, Makhteshim (est. 1952) and Agan (est. 1945), which merged in 1997 to form Makhteshim Agan. The success in the Israeli market evolved into a vision to provide high quality, effective crop protection products to farmers and growers worldwide.
We expanded our global footprint throughout 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 we were joined by 25 additional companies in the Americas, Asia and Europe through partnerships, acquisitions and organic expansion.
In 2011, we became part of the ChemChina Group, which started a new and exciting chapter in our story. Three years later we introduced our new global brand and became known as ADAMA.
Six years later, in a landmark combination with Sanonda, we returned to the public markets and became the only integrated Global-China crop protection company.
Early January 2020 ChemChina and Sinochem consolidated their agricultural businesses into a new holding company within ChemChina called the Syngenta Group Co. The Group is expected to become the world’s leading agriculture inputs company, spanning crop protection, seeds, fertilisers and additional agricultural and digital technologies.