Manttra Americas, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty fertilizers in the Latin American market, and Grupo Industrial Monclova have opened a new production facility in Coahuila, Mexico.
The facility comes under the joint venture ManttraGimsa and has a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/y of specialty fertilizers, which include formulations of micronutrients, fulvic acids and amino acids.
The state of Coahuila is in the north of Mexico, on the US border, and an important agricultural region for cotton and grape production.
Manttra Americas says the investment of US$15 million will support its sales in the USA and Mexico.
“In its initial stage, the factory will produce 100,000 tonnes, which will allow us to reach 1.7 million hectares of agricultural land to serve the North American markets using the advantages of the USMCA,” said the company. The USMCA is the US, Mexico, and Canada trade agreement that replaced the NAFTA agreement in 2019.
The company says the new factory is equipped with technology for the transformation of natural nutrient sources into specialized fertilizers compatible with organic agriculture.
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