ROTAM AT A GLANCE

Today, Life Sciences is the core business and represents the bulk of investments for Plant Protection Products and Veterinary Products under the Rotam CropSciences Limited entity. The rest of the group is dedicated to pharmaceuticals and packaging.

The headquarters of Rotam CropSciences is in Hong Kong. Most of the production is done in Mainland China and all activities are organized in various business regions.

The Rotam group was founded in 1950 around 2 activities:

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION

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LIFE SCIENCES

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1950

1950s

- Rotam Group established with pharmaceutical business set up in Taiwan by the Lu family

1960s

- Strategic initiative to build up crop protection business globally under Rotam Group

1960S
1990

1990s

- Crop protection business operations in China, Central America, Middle East, East Africa & Southern Europe

- China manufacturing hub established

- Global regulatory team formed & Rotam 1st generation Laboratories set up in China

- Specialty pharmaceutical & agrochemical packaging JV formed

2000s

- 2nd generation Laboratories set up and Rotam Research Laboratory (RRL) accredited with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

- Manufacturing hub expansion in China,
including new green field facility

- Business operations expanded to Brazil,
EU, US & Argentina

2000
2010

2010

- 3rd generation Laboratories set up

- Experimental field research stations set up in Brazil, Argentina & China

2012

- Rotam Global AgroSciences Ltd listed in Taiwan

- Ecotox Lab of RRL gained accreditation for GLP

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2013

- Rotam led sales growth in the industry from 2008 to 2013

- Business operations extended to Southeast Asia

2014

- Process Chemistry R&D Center established in India

- Rotam/Cibus Partnership: 1st non-transgenic canola seed launched in United States

2014
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2015

- Commencement of the new formulation facilities in Tianjin, China: Rotam CropSciences (Tianjin) Co Ltd

- Global Rotam Agronomic Solutions launched

2016

- Environmental approval granted to the manufacturing site of Rotam Crop Protection Private Ltd in India

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2017

- 4th generation Laboratories set up 

- Rotam/GEOSAT Partnership: exploring innovation in smart agriculture

2018

- Rotam launched Canadian field operations servicing canola and cereals

2018