Summit Agro Mexico to Introduce Double Nickel® 55 fungicide/bactericide Under New Marketing Agreement with Certis USA

  Summit Agro Mexico to Introduce Double Nickel® 55 fungicide/bactericide
  Under New Marketing Agreement with Certis USA

Business Wire

MEXICO CITY -- April 1, 2014

Effective today, Summit Agro Mexico S.A. de C.V. (SAM) receives exclusive
marketing rights for eight biopesticide products from Certis U.S.A. L.L.C., a
leading North American-based biopesticide company. The new marketing
partnership and distribution agreement includes Double Nickel® 55
fungicide/bactericide, which recently received COFERPRIS approval, and
represents its introduction to the Mexican agricultural market. SAM is a
company of Sumitomo Corporation. Certis USA is a company wholly owned by
Mitsui & Co.*

“Two years ago, Double Nickel had a successful introduction in the U.S. and
sales there continue to climb,” said Jorge Fernandez, General Manager of SAM.
“We are now pleased we can offer Double Nickel 55 to Mexican growers who will
value its highly potent and novel fungicidal B.a. strain (Ba D747) active
ingredient. It is a product that is highly efficacious and can be used at low
rates and at low costs.”

Other biopesticide products to be represented by SAM under the agreement,
include Able® WG, Crymax® WG and Javelin® WG Bt insecticides, Cueva® copper
octonoate bactericide/fungicide, Neemix® 4.5 insect growth regulator,
Soilgard® soil disease fungicide, and Trilogy® miticide/fungicide.

Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive VP, NAFTA, said, “Double Nickel 55 and our
other seven biopesticides join SAM’s extensive product line of insecticides,
fungicides, soil fumigants and herbicides. With an extensive sales and
technical team along with it, and keen management oversight, SAM has the
geographic reach and market expertise to service the specialty markets in
Mexico where biopesticides are most needed and widely accepted.”

Also under the agreement, SAM and Certis USA are cooperating to develop
Regensoil in the U.S. Regensoil is a soil conditioner that reduces compaction,
soil salts, and improves water availability to plants to improve yields and

*SAM is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, and Certis USA is based in
Columbia, Maryland, USA. Sumitomo is headquartered in Chuo-ku and Mitsui & Co.
in Chiyoda-ku, both in Tokyo, Japan.

Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of
sustainable biopesticide products for specialty agricultural and horticultural
markets and the home and garden market. For more information about Certis USA
or its products, visit

Summit Agro Mexico is a premier supplier of production solutions for the
Mexican agricultural market. It offers a wide range of tools to control,
prevent and eradicate major diseases, bacteria, pests and weeds that can
damage fruit, vegetable and field crops. More information about Summit Agro
Mexico can be found at


Gillham & Associates Marketing Communications
Felicia Gillham, 619-482-8820
Fax: 619-482-8825
Cell: 619-341-3054 (PST)
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