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Deretil Agronutritional has born

Deretil Agronutritional S.L. is the new company which came to light as a result of the growth strategy launched by Deretil two years ago, when its directors acquired the shares of DSM. At this time, they made a commitment to research and the opening of other lines of business as essential keys to development. And so, last year, it presented its first agricultural nutrient product: FerroActiv.

Deretil Agronutritional S.L is the result of the growth strategy launched by Deretil two years ago.

2010 was a decisive year for the launch of this new company. Ferroactiv has consolidated its position on the national and international chelates market, and the synergies created in the sector have been taken advantage of to study new product ranges.

The experience with Ferroactiv and the work and research throughout this year have come to fruition. Proof of that is the presentation of two new agricultural nutrient ranges which are now being manufactured.

As a result, from this moment onwards, in addition to the production and sale of iron chelates under the FerroActiv brand, Deretil Agronutritional will sell L-amino acids under the AminoActiv brand and mixtures of oligoelements under the OligoActiv brand.

Deretil Agronutritional’s activities do not end there. The company is planning to develop a more extensive product catalogue through its own research and research in association with other companies.

This drive towards the new line of business was made possible by an investment of €500,000 devoted to expanding the plant in Almería. In order to carry out the rest of the work, we have relied on the experience and ability in production, control and quality assurance demonstrated by Deretil over its history of almost 50 years.


Lluís Franquesa, the General Manager of Deretil Agronutritional, described its creation as “a meticulously studied and planned decision and one which was necessary and essential for the development and growth targets which we set two years ago.” In this regard, Lluís Franquesa wished to express “the enormous satisfaction represented by presenting a new company born out of effort and its importance for every single person who works for Deretil.”


The firm support of Deretil is the best guarantee to ensure swift attention and a great reaction capacity when supplying products, as well as “our ability to adapt to customers’ requirements,” stresses the General Manager of Deretil Agronutritional.

Other advantages of receiving the backing of a Spanish multinational consist of the logistical and commercial experience which permits the ability to provide rapid service to any part of the world, as well as having suitable installations, technical reliability and, above all, the great added value that having a state-or-the-art research and development department represents.

New food line

Precisely in the R&D department is where another product is currently being perfected. It consists of the food additive Vanillin, production of which will begin next year.

Vanillin is product with high consumption in a range of fields, because it is used as a food flavouring and as an aroma enhancer in cosmetics.

Vanillin is of natural origin and is a scarce material, meaning that synthetic sources are often turned to in order to cover global demand for this product.

Deretil has one of the key starting materials for synthesising Vanillin and this, together with our experience in the technology for using this raw material, has allowed us to design a novel, global scale manufacturing strategy.

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