As part of its expansion plan to meet growing opportunities in Latin America agriculture, SynTech is investing in a new Analytical Laboratory in Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil.

“This is a very important milestone in our Latin America expansion – and reinforces our vision to continue to build a strong footprint in Brazil – meeting increased demand for residues analysis and other SynTech laboratory services,” said Thibaud Gachet, Board member and representing Ekkio Capital, the largest SynTech investor, at the launch in Piracicaba on 6 April.

When completed, the new facility will occupy 1,000 m2, and will also be SynTech Brazil’s new headquarters, accommodating administrative and finance activities.

“During the last two years, we have built four field stations, three of them fully operational and one in the final stage of accreditation. Our focus now is to increase our laboratory capacity, a pivotal investment to serve our clients with quality services, from research to registration,” said Fernando Gallina, Regional Director, Latin America.

The new facility will be constructed by JJH Construtora, a long-established Piracicaba construction enterprise, with go-live planned for the first quarter of 2023. SynTech’s current analytical programmes will then be transferred and executed in the new laboratory. The initiative will stimulate the local economy and employment.

Illustrative view of the new laboratory, Brazil

Team visiting the new laboratory area.

Brazil team with Thibaud Gachet (second from right) and JJH partner

Fernando GAllina and Thibaud Gachet delivering contract letter to JJH partner Joao-H Oliveira