History and development
Schelkovo Agrohim was established in 1998 on the basis of the leading research institute of plant protection chemicals and the oldest chemical enterprise.
Today, Schelkovo Agrohim is one of the largest manufacturers of pesticides in Russia.
This is a powerful, dynamically developing enterprise with constantly growing intensification and production volume.
The production bases of the company are located in Russia and Kazakhstan, a plant in Uzbekistan is under construction.
Schelkovo Agrohim products are represented in all regions of Russia and CIS countries, the company is emerging at the non-CIS market. The company’s share in the total volume of the Russian market of plant protection chemicals is 17 %.
The rapid supply of plant protection products and agroconsulting is performed by 30 official representative offices in 45 Russian cities and 12 representative offices in the near and far abroad countries.
The Company’s core activity is the production of pesticides for comprehensive protection of main agricultural crops. The product list consists of more than 130 brands and includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, seed treatments, fumigants, rodenticides, desiccants, adjuvants, pheromones, microbiological products, amino acid biostimulants, microfertilizers, plant growth regulator, and other.
Nowadays, the Company produces over 31,5 million liters of products worth more than $290 million. Innovation, high quality and efficiency are the advantages of formulations produced by Schelkovo Agrohim.
The high scientific potential and strong production and research base allow bringing to the market innovative plant protection solutions. The Company’s scientific experts developed and implemented unique formulations with a reduced concentration of active ingredients and higher formulation efficiency, which became possible thanks to the structure of formulations ensuring better and faster penetration of active ingredients. Products based on brand new formulations are more environmentally friendly. These are used by agricultural producers to be able to offer higher quality products at lower costs.
The Company’s scientific experts developed and implemented unique formulations: microemulsions (Scarlet, Tebu 60, Benefis, Polaris, Depozit, Argo, Vintage, Capella, Medeya and other), colloid solution concentrates (Titul 390, Titul Duo, Zontran, Drotik, Reper, Triada and other), oil emulsion concentrates (Betaren Super MD, Forward, Healer and other), oil dispersions (Hermes, Ilion, Concept, Octava and other). Microemulsions and colloid solution concentrates are based on the technology of colloid formulations, allowing to develop the dispersion of spray solutions less than 0.1 micron (nano-level). Oil emulsion concentrates and oil dispersions contain oil, allowing to improve the product penetration. All developments are aimed at achieving maximum results in the agricultural crops protection (high efficiency of formulations, rapid effect, and long-term protection).
Manufacturing facilities of Schelkovo Agrohim allows producing other formulations such as: emulsifiable concentrates, suspension concentrates, soluble liquid, emulsions, oil in water, water dispersible granules, wettable powders, and other.
Production of crop protection products is equipped with modern equipment and automated systems.
There is also a facility for container production, including multilayer packaging for pesticides, with a production capacity of 4.4 million containers per year.
Perfect quality of products is achieved by means of multi-tier analytical monitoring implemented at all production stages and during finished product acceptance. The Company maintains a Quality Management System in line with International standards ISO 9001:2015 that forms an additional guarantee of high quality production.
The Company established the Agrochemical Research Centre fitted up with the most up-to-date equipment. The Centre conducts researches in 2 following directions: chemical researches and agrochemical and biological researches.
Bio-efficiency of formulations and proposed crop protection solutions are validated by Schelkovo Agrohim specialists a yearly basis in test facilities all over the Russian Federation.
The Company collaborates with Russian research institutes, such as All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, All-Russian Research Institute of Phytopatology, named by Erisman Federal Research Centre of Hygiene, All-Russian Research Institute of Disinfectology, All-Russian
Research Institute of Sugar Beet and Sugar, Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, and others to conduct preparation toxicological and bioactivity studies, as may be required.
Schelkovo Agrohim supplies its products to all agricultural regions of Russia, CIS countries and is entering the non-CIS market. There are regional sales offices and an extensive distribution network in place. Company’s highly skilled specialists provide technological support at all stages of cropping and advice on the use of pesticides and other products. The outcome of the joint activities involving agricultural producers and Schelkovo Agrohim’s consultants is high crop of perfect quality and high economic efficiency.
Direction of activity
The company is also developing in other areas of activity, covering all the most important segments for the success of agrarian business.
Since 2006, Schelkovo Agrohim invests in the development of Dubovitskoe LLC facilities in Oryol Region while employing their most advanced ideas, knowledge, and experience. On the basis of this agricultural farm was established is a modern high-tech agricultural complex. Here advanced technologies of cultivation of the main agricultural crops are fulfilled. Seed production is carried out: production of high-quality seeds of grain, legumes and cereals.
In 2009, Dubovitskoe LLC was launched modern grain facility. Grain facility capacity is as follows: seeds production—20 tons per hour, acceptance and processing of commercial grain—40 tons per hour. Its elevator capacity is 34,000 tons of grain stored at a time.
Today, it is considered a leading agricultural company in Oryol region and throughout Russia.
Schelkovo Agrohim is taking a successful program activities for the development of the sugar beet sector of agriculture of Russia.
In 2011, Betagran Ramon LLC, a plant producing pelleted seeds of sugar beet, was launched in Voronezh Region. The plant capacity is 400,000 seed units per year, which will help meet 37% to 40% of sugar beet seed demand in the Russian Federation.
In 2012, Schelkovo Agrohim started a project, manufacturing of products for country house owners under a new brand Oktyabrina Aprelevna with a wide range of products in three areas: plant protection (from weeds, insects and diseases), organomineral fertilizers, and protection from insect bites. The brand is introduced by Oktyabrina Ganichkina, Ph.D. in agricultural science, author of numerous books, and renowned TV and radio anchor.
Dairy farming is one of the activities of the company. A new livestock breeding complex was opened on 2014 to produce bioproducts for quick rearing of high-yielding livestock, Betagran Lipetsk LLC. The complex capacity is over 9,000 embryos per year. Total investments in the project unrivaled in Russia amount to $ 5 million.
Since 2015, Schelkovo Agrohim is the official dealer for the sale of agricultural machinery from Projet and Mascar Italian manufacturers: self-propelled and trailed sprayers with different options for the width of the rod, precision seeders for row crops, roller chain balers.
In 2017, production of innovative Betanet nets for protecting gardens from hail and birds was launched in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. The anti-hail net is indispensable for fruit crops, especially in the areas most prone to negative weather factors.
In the same 2017, the SoyuzSemSvekla company was established to create competitive, highly plastic sugar beet hybrids with a potential productivity of sugar of at least 16 tons/ha, generally resistant to major diseases. Creation of qualitatively new, highly productive, resistant to diseases, and uniform for the basic biomorphological features sugar beet hybrids is currently one of the most important purposes of contemporary beet breeding.
Schelkovo Agrohim JSC is a robust and upswing company in different directions. Choosing products of Schelkovo Agrohim, a customer can be sure of their high efficiency and quality.