BEQUISA’s history began in 1949, formerly Casa Bernardo, a national company that quickly positioned itself in the Brazilian market, importing and distributing several important products for the economy at that time.
Since the 1960’s, due to significant losses in grains storage caused by pest and pushed by the green revolution that reflected in the growth of the agricultural sector, the company focused its actions on this sector and started importing products for the Stored Grains Segment. During this period, the company introduced products such as Bromex®, based on Methyl Bromide, which has also been successful in soil treatment methods.
Bequisa’s aerial view
In the 70’s, it was initiated the development and local production of Gastoxin® B57, a fumigant based on Aluminum Phosphide highly effective for the control of stored grains pest, contributing to avoid considerable losses of national crop production and providing higher profitability for the segment.
In the 80’s, the company began exporting its products based on Aluminum Phosphide worldwide. Bequisa was the first Brazilian company to obtain the registration of an agrochemical at EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. In this same decade, the company was awarded by the State Government of São Paulo in the category “Originality of Technology”, due to its constant concern with technological improvement.
From the 90’s, based on continuous improvement and focused on creating products that do not harm the environment, the company launched Insecto®, a natural insecticide that has Diatomaceous Earth in its formulation. During this period, associating its experience in pest control, as well as knowledge in the chemical market, the company started to develop products to attend new market segments, such as service providers focused in the basic sanitation of homes, industries, hospitals, public health, among others to control insects and rodents.
In this same period the company started to offer 24-hour Toxicological Assistance service to its clients. New packings for market leading product – Gastoxin® B57 have been developed, as well as high efficacy new products with different molecules.
From the year 2000 among the main events are: the change of name to BEQUISA; the achievement of ISO 9001 certification reinforcing the company’s concern about the quality of its products and services; the award “Exporta São Paulo” in 2010, which recognized the efforts and worth of the companies that have expanded their sales abroad; and the conquer of the award “Globo Rural” from a recognized Brazilian agriculture magazine, for more than 8 times within the last years, inclusively ranking BEQUISA as the “2nd Best Company in the Crop Protection Sector” in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
We must highlight the acquisition of BEQUISA by the DEGESCH GROUP from Germany, in November 2007. From that moment the products of DEGESCH DO BRASIL started to be distributed in Brazil by BEQUISA, among them Phostoxin® and Fumitoxin®.
Innovations are being launched in the market such as: Triller®, F4i , Certrex®, Linha Xerife among others. Committed to develop new formulations and application technologies, BEQUISA continuously directs its efforts and investments to its products: the core business of the group, the Post-Harvest Portfolio and Urban Pest Control products which has synergy with the main portfolio.
In 2015, the last stage of the BEQUISA brand strengthening process was the change of our corporate name, becoming BEQUISA INDÚSTRIA QUÍMICA DO BRASIL LTDA.