Sumitomo restructures in Latin America
Sumitomo Chemical has created a new Brazilian unit supplying crop protection products for Latin America. Sumitomo Chemical Latin America (SCLA) will provide Sumitomo-developed and manufactured active ingredients and products in the region. The Latin American division of Sumitomo subsidiary Valent USA Corporation has marketed products in the region since 2004. Sumitomo says that the growth potential of the Latin American market is behind the move. SCLA headquarters will be located at Sumitomo’s Brazilian operation in Sao Paulo. Staff will be located in “all of the key Latin American markets”.