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Hungarian company opens its first factory on Brazilian soil, in Chapecó

A strategic business partner of Vetanco, Dr. Bata® Company launched, last week, its first factory in Brazil, in the municipality of Chapecó/SC, the cradle of Brazilian agribusiness, with the support of the State Government.

“The inauguration of this Hungarian company, which has a partnership with Vetanco in Chapecó, is a great joy for the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, because according to the vision of our governor Jorginho Mello, partnerships like this are important to bring results to the people of Santa Catarina. SAI was an institutional supporter of the installation of Dr. Bata®, and will also work on the issue of obtaining financing for the expansion of its activities, in terms of laboratories, equipment and facilities here in SC. And our goal is to continue bringing operations to the State that can increasingly add to pig farming, poultry farming and all the sectors that are very important for Santa Catarina”, stated the Secretary of of Foreign Affairs, Juliano Froehner , who attended the inauguration.

Dr. Bata® Company is a Hungarian-based biotechnology company committed to developing animal health solutions for over 30 years. Its first products arrived in Brazil in 2011, through an exclusive partnership with Vetanco.

According to the president of Vetanco SA, Jorge Winokur, the opening of the Dr. Bata® factory in Brazil represents a quantitative and qualitative leap for Vetanco’s history in the country and the world. The creation of an international plant in a strategic alliance with Dr. Bata® will result in the expansion of production, development and generation of new business across the continent.

“We will continue to be leaders, supporting the national and international agroindustry, of course, with the help and support of all members of Brazil, who are the key piece, the fundamental cogs of this unique milestone”, highlights Winokur.

The new Dr. Bata® factory is located in the Flávio Baldissera Industrial District, next to the facilities of the Brazilian branch of Vetanco. There are around 3 thousand square meters of built area, with a total of more than R$30 million invested, according to Vetanco’s Accounting and Controlling Manager, Izanir Vidal, who has headed the project since its implementation in 2022.

The enterprise has the latest technology equipment for the production of eubiotics. It will soon also have a laboratory for quality control, laboratory analysis, diagnosis, research and development.

“The construction of the Dr. Bata® factory in Chapecó is a consolidation of this long partnership with Vetanco. With this new factory, we are expanding our production capacity and strengthening our position in the market, always with a commitment to excellence and responsibility”, highlights the administrative director of Vetanco, Daiane Cristina de Moura Müssnich.

A solid partnership

The president/CEO of Dr. Bata®, Árpad Bata, recalled last Tuesday (21) the beginning of the company, in 1993 and the first steps of the partnership with Vetanco, in 2008, consolidating itself throughout the time.

“Vetanco has helped us to market our products more and more and the growth has been continuous. With this investment, our relationship is strengthened and benefits both sides. This cooperation satisfies the needs of the Dr. Bata and Vetanco teams. In this way, I see a vibrant future through this collaboration and I hope that my children and the next generations at Vetanco continue this partnership”, highlighted Árpad.

The inauguration of the Dr. Bata® factory was attended by the scientific director of Dr. Bata®, Zsófia Bata; operations director, Melinda Váradi; and production manager, Gyula Antal. From the Hungarian Consulate in Brazil, the consul general Zsuzsanna László was present; and commercial consul Dániel Rákóczi. Also present were the vice-mayor of Chapecó, Itamar Agnoletto; the director of economic development and director of encouraging entrepreneurship and tourism in Chapecó, Márcio da Paixão and Luiz Roberto Tillmann, respectively; and Nadir Cervelin, former director of economic development and tourism in Chapecó.

Photo: Ederson Malacarne