Italpollina announced today that its new North American headquarters has won the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky Industrial Award of Excellence. The $4.5 million facility, developed by Fredericks, Inc. Contractors, represents Italpollina’s investment in Anderson, Indiana as a hub for sustainable agricultural innovation in the United States and beyond.
The 70,000 sq. ft. facility includes office space and a manufacturing center completely dedicated to the production of natural biostimulant products unique to the North American agricultural market. These products are produced utilizing a patented Vegetal Protein Hydrolysate (VPH) technology based on 100% vegetal amino acids and peptides. According to the company, the VPH technology is a proprietary process that produces exceptional consistency in its end product, providing users reliability in increased yield, growth rate, and resiliency of crops. The Anderson Headquarters will provide the largest production capacity of its type in North America, and is evidence of Italpollina’s commitment to serving this market.
For more than 50 years, Italpollina has utilized science to enhance agriculture and develop solutions in a more natural way, and they have been recognized for their attention to human health and the protection of the environment with several important international certifications. The company, which currently operates in more than 70 countries, anticipates it will begin production at the Anderson site by the end of 2017.
“Italpollina’s mission is to support farmers in a natural and innovative way while cultivating our ideal of a sustainable future,” said Luca Bonini, CEO of Italpollina. “Our new headquarters is a state-of-the art facility that exemplifies Italpollina’s commitment to natural biotechnological advancement. It is ideally designed to help us grow and best serve our customers in this market, and we’re honored by this award.”
The facility, located adjacent to Purdue Polytechnic in Anderson, repurposes the site of a former General Motors plant and features a variety of unique elements, including a 600 square-foot vertical “green wall” hosting a garden of plants and flowers.
The Industrial Award of Excellence was presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky, which recognizes individuals and companies whose merit, performance and integrity are making an impact on the industry through effective leadership, adherence to high professional standards and proven ability.
“Anderson is a great community that offers us so much in terms of partnerships and research opportunities,” added Bonini. “We think our agricultural solutions can benefit a wide variety of growers across North America, and we look forward to growing our operations at our new facility.”