Continuing its expansion strategy in Brazil, Lavoro, the largest distributor of agricultural inputs in Latin America, has completed the process of acquiring Agrozap (Facirolli Comércio e Representações Ltda.), one of the leaders in the distribution of agricultural inputs in the Triângulo Mineiro region.
Founded in 2001, Agrozap currently owns nine stores, with its headquarters in Uberaba and branches located in the Minas Gerais cities of Capinópolis, Carmo do Paranaíba, Conceição das Alagoas, Frutal, Nova Ponte, Patos de Minas, Sacramento and Uberlândia. The company has over 100 employees and around 1,000 active customers.
“We are very proud in welcoming Agrozap to the Lavoro group. We are sure that this partnership will further strengthen our presence in the state of Minas Gerais, which is so relevant to Brazilian agribusiness”, explains Marcelo Abud, CEO for Lavoro.
The company’s business strategy contemplates the organic growth of the units and the acquisition of companies that have synergies with the company, as well as the expansion of the areas of activity of the invested companies or the opening of branches in regions where it is not yet present.
Among the acquisitions and mergers made since 2017 to form Lavoro are the following networks: Lavoro Agrocomercial, Impacto Insumos Agrícolas, Agrovenci, Central Agrícola, América Insumos, AGSE (Colombia), Grupo Cultivar, Denorpi, Deragro, Futuragro, Gral (Colombia), Integra Insumos, Grupo Pitangueiras, Plenafértil, Produtec, Qualicitrus, Realce, Produttiva, Cenagro (Colombia) and AgroZap. Throughout the country, around 2,500 employees are employed by companies that are part of Lavoro.
Created by Pátria Investimentos – one of the largest alternative investment managers focused on Latin America – in 2017, Lavoro’s purpose is to positively transform the agricultural input distribution sector.
A positive transformation thanks to the SOLIDITYthat Lavoro has in its DNA. Thanks to the widespread PRESENCEin strategic cities and regions for agriculture. Thanks to the standard of quality, CURRENTNESSand services that our employees seek to improve every day. And thanks to the TRUSTthat we insist on obtaining from farmers so that they can lead and solidify their growth, which is so essential for the world. For more information, visit our official channels: website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.