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Company news – MarApr19 part1

| April 8, 2019
  • New products for the Italian market

New equipment for the control of viruses, bacteria and weeds are on their way from Copyr. The company has partnered with IGEBA for the exclusive distribution of nebulisers in the Italian market.

With over 50 years of consolidated experience and R&D of insecticide formulation, Copyr has turned to the skills, innovation and quality of Igeba to provide new solutions for its customers and professional users.

From left – right: Mario Di Leva (Copyr – Country Manager), Alberto Sabatini (Igeba – Managing Director), Eralso Secchi (Copyr – Sales Director). Photo © Pest magazine

The range offered consists of ULV nebulisers and thermal foggers for indoor and outdoor treatments (including on a large scale) in agriculture (both for crops in the field and in greenhouses) and for environmental hygiene treatments in urban, civil and sensitive areas (schools, hospitals) as well as in industries including food and animal husbandry.

All the equipment is made in Germany, patented, designed by highly qualified engineers and produced by hand using the finest components. There is quality control throughout the production cycle. The foggers are environmentally friendly emitting a minimum quantity of active ingredients per surface area sufficient to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.

IGEBA nebulisers maximise performance and yield in combination with the wide range of Copyr insecticide solutions formulated using pyrethrum, the multifunctional, versatile, safe and effective active ingredient of natural origin.

  • Distribution and sales agreement for PROBLAD®

Certis Europe B.V. and the Portuguese company CEV SA have entered into an exclusive distribution and sales agreement covering the EU 28 and other specified countries for CEV’s biological fungicide PROBLAD®, excluding Portugal. The product, which is based on a naturally-occurring compound extracted from Lupin seeds, is active against Botrytis and powdery mildew in vines, table grapes, tomatoes, and strawberries and Monilinia in stone fruits. PROBLAD® is undergoing EU approval which is anticipated early in 2021 followed by national registrations and sales from 2022 onwards.

Jan Mostert, Certis Europe’s Portfolio Lead for Biorational products stated, “PROBLAD® is an exciting new product that will bring excellent disease control benefits to European growers. In addition, PROBLAD’s novel mode of action means that it will be an excellent tool in anti-resistance management for several important European diseases.”

Hugo Baptista, CEV´s CEO commented, “After several conversations, CEV found that both companies have very similar views on the importance of reliable Biorational products for European growers. CEV is very happy and proud to partner with Certis Europe, who are well placed to exploit the full potential of this important new product in Europe and beyond. Certis has a long history in providing growers with solutions for sustainable crop production and we look forward to working closely with them to bring PROBLAD® to the market.”

  • Pest Trader integrates the Sentomol range

Pest Trader is to integrate the Sentomol range of specialist insect pheromones and traps within its current range of monitoring, trapping and deterrent products. Through these complementary ranges Pest Trader will be able to offer a broader range of pest management solutions in the growing insect monitoring and trapping market sectors. The enhanced Pest Trader product range was on display for the first time at PestEx.

David Loughlin, the founder of Sentomol Ltd states “We recognised the strength of the Pest Trader brand and its international distribution network in the professional pest management market along with the complementary fit of our product ranges. I believe by combining our technical and commercial skills we can offer a stronger portfolio to the market at a time when modern monitoring and trapping technology is moving forward rapidly”.

Rob Fryatt, current owner of Pest Trader added “David and I have worked together in many ways over many years within the industry and it became clear to both of us this was the optimum way forward to continue to develop the Pest Trader brand and portfolio for the benefit of the industry. In addition, it gives me the opportunity to take a first step back.”

David Loughlin will assume leadership of the combined operation. Sentomol Ltd will continue to market its full range of pest management products to the Horticulture, Forestry and Animal Health markets under the Sentomol brand.

  • Change of Ownership at Frowein

New owner Steffen König


After 17 years at Frowein GmbH & Co, Steffen König has taken over the company, founded in 1934, from the two previous shareholders. “We have many ideas we want to implement but we will move carefully and, I hope, wisely. The core philosophy of the company will not change, we want to maintain close partnerships with our customers, continue to build on the high quality we have achieved, provide the best service and secure our market position” said Mr König.


Published in International Pest Control – March/April 2019 issue.

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