SFM Chemicals GmbH – The formulation company within the STEFES Group
At the end of 2019, SFM Chemicals GmbH has signed a purchase and exchange contract with the city of Ochsenfurt to start measures to relocate its production plant to an industrial park in Ochsenfurt.
The City of Ochsenfurt plans to develop SFM Chemicals’ today’s location into a touristic recreation area. In open discussions and with the backing of the local government and the Bavarian State, it was mutually agreed that SFM Chemicals will move its operations into an industrial park in Ochsenfurt. The agreement will enable SFM Chemicals to build a new plant, install the latest formulation and packing equipment and start operating from the new facility sometime in 2024. Until that time, SFM Chemicals will continue to operate from its present unit.
We will attend this fair in 2023 and would be happy to meet you there!
23.05.2023 – 25.05.2023 CAC, Shanghai
STEFES Food GmbH - New member of the STEFES-Group
STEFES Food GmbH is the newest member of the STEFES-Group. Although a young company, it is managed by colleagues who together have more than half a century of experience in the food trade.
A wide variety of products are traded in the plant-to-plate sector, with a steadily increasing focus on ecologically sustainable products.
The assortment comes from all parts of the world, and quality, service and responsible action are the top priorities in the selection process.
STEFES products on the New Zealand market
For over 20 years, our products have been distributed by a local partner, making them available to the grower of agricultural crops.
Some of these products were recently featured on the website of the distributor Inta-Ag:
Ethofumesate 500 SC - ETHOMATE
New cooperation with "Lewi's Organics" (PMA) in Indonesia
Profil Mitra Abadi (PMA) is a producer and distributor of organic cashews, coconut sugar, honey and other premium organic snacks. Products under the brand name "Lewi's Organics" are produced by PMA for the domestic as well as the international market. The STEFES product range of organic fertilizer and biostimulants are a perfect addition to the network of Mr. Lewi Cuaca. Not only will our products be introduced to the organic farms producing, but also be sold in "Lewi's Oganics" own and partner shops.
On 1 October 2019, we started our project "Training measures for the sustainable improvement of conventional and organic smallholder agriculture" and successfully completed it by 31 March 2022. Indonesia is an important and growing market for us and we are conducting business through our subsidiary PT STEFES Indonesia. Thanks to our network and experience with special leaf fertilizer, biostimulants and soil management, the German Government – through its Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ (that is promoting sustainable projects worldwide), supported us in implementing this program.
Through develoPPP.de, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) fosters private sector engagement in areas where entrepreneurial opportunities and development challenges overlap. Sequa is one managing organisation appointed by the BMZ to implement the develoPPP.de program.
In the region of West Java as well as all over Indonesia, there are literally hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers that are supporting the country by providing fruits, vegetables as well as other agricultural products. Knowledge about latest technologies in sustainable and organic farming can not reach each and everyone. In order to bring such knowledge to the Indonesian farmer, this project has been set up.
In December 2019, we had started a training programme for 10 local agronomists to impart specialised knowledge in sustainable agriculture. This know-how was passed on by the 10 trainers to more than 1000 smallholder farmers who are united in 3 farmer cooperatives. Also involved was an agricultural college from Lembang, "SMK Pertanian Pembangunan Negeri", which accompanied student activities around the project.
The main objective was to provide knowledge to improve yield and quality of crops and to encourage growers to continue sustainable farming after the end of the trainings.
Link to the project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97xKF6yjS3E
Registration for „AMINO 16“ received
Our organic plant strengthening agent AMINO 16 was added to the FiBL input list in September 2020. AMINO 16 is now also available for use in accordance with the principles of organic farming.
We have had BVL approval for conventional farming since 2019 - under the approval number LSN 00A328-00 / 00.
More information can be found here:
Receipt of the AEO-C Authorized Economic Operator permit for the area of “Customs Simplification”
Since September 30, 2019 and after a successful audit by the customs authorities, STEFES GmbH has been granted an AEO-C license.
As an AEO-certified company, we are recognized by customs as a safe trading partner and can benefit from simplifications in the context of customs formalities. Furthermore, access to further customs simplifications is made easier for us.
The certification allows us to speed up customs processes and procedures for our customers during import and export activities. Internationally, the AEO status is currently recognized by the member states of the European Union, Switzerland, the USA, Norway, Japan, Andorra and China.
SANIKIT – First Aid for spray damage and phytotoxicity
Germany: Sanikit is a newly developed combi pack consisting of each 1 bottle of 500 ml from the biostimulant fluisan and the adhesion and penetration agent drop-kick. Please find more information in the German section > AGRO in the area of micro nutrients, biostimulants as well as adhesion and penetration agents.
Our leaf fertilizer, biostimulants and crop protection chemicals in Ecuador und Panama
As part of the expansion of our business, we have registered the following products in Ecuador and Panama.
Registrations in Panama:
• Amino16 (Free L-Amino acid solution)
• COS 90 (Chitosan Oligosaccarides 90%)
• NeoGreen® Liquid (Tannin and algae extracts)
• NeoGreen® Powder20 (Mineral foliar fertilizer)
• NeoGreen® Powder Classic (Mineral foliar fertilizer)
• SPARTA Combi 25 WG (Epoxiconazole 125+Kresoxim-Methyl 125 g/kg WG)
• SPARTAZONE 48 SL (Bentazone 480 g/l SL)
• SPARTANIL 60 SC (Pyrimethanil 600 g/l SC)
• SPARTABINA 25 EC (Pyraclostrobin 250 g/l EC)
• SPARTAZUR 56 SC (Chlorothalonil 500+Azoxystrobin 60 g/l SC)
• SPARTACO 54 SL (Glyphosate-Potassium 540 g/l SL)
• SPARTACLOR 96 EC (Metolachlor 960 g/l EC)
Registrations in Ecuador:
• Herbagreen Fluisan (Tannin and algae extracts)
• Herbagreen Z20 (Mineral foliar fertilizer)
• Amino16 (Free L-Amino acid solution)