Sumitomo Chemical to establish Brazil R&D centre
Sumitomo Chemical plans to establish a Latin American crop protection research centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Construction is planned for 48 ha of research buildings and trial fields in 2016. The facility would conduct efficacy trials, research and development, and analyses of pesticide products. It would be the company’s first R&D facility in Latin America and the only one in the southern hemisphere. It would be run by the company’s Brazilian subsidiary, Sumitomo Chemical Brazil.