The company Crawford Keen & Company –therefore its acronym CKC– from USA set in Argentina in 1970, the same year when the sustained development of soy cultivation began.
At that time CKC was leader for incorporating into the agricultural market soy seeds type Hood, Hood-75, Forrest, Essex, Williams, Agripro, and Stuart. Together with the seeds they incorporated inoculants, being CKC pioneer in the commercialization, in Argentina, of this kind of nitrogen fixing bacterium, with the species Rhizobium sp and Bradyrhizobium sp.
After 2001, the company was restructured with national capitals and Laboratorios CKC Argentina S.A. was created. It became stronger after two agreements signed with INTA. One of them on the installation of an industrial plant in the Park of Technological Innovation INTA Castelar, and another one of Technological Relation with the Institute of Microbiology and Agricultural Zoology, which provides assistance and monitors the production of inoculants for soy before their commercialization.
The Know How of CKC and the technical support of INTA have as a result top quality products, turning Laboratorios CKC Argentina S.A. into a market leader.
AGREEMENTS WITH INTA
1 Unique plant installed in the Technological Innovation Park INTA Castelar, Buenos Aires.
2 Technological Entailment with the Institute of Microbiology and Agricultural Zoology (IMYZA -INTA). Quality and processes control.
Being recognized in the agricultural market for their products quality, providing reliable solutions that position us as leaders at home and abroad.
Research, develop and provide products that bring value to the agricultural activity in continuous evolution, friendly with the environment and focused to a sustainable.
Development and innovation
Respect for the Community
LABORATORIOS CKC ARGENTINA S.A. ensures the best quality product in the market because it is the only company that has signed two agreements with INTA. One of these agreements allows the installation of an industrial plant within the the Park of Technological Innovation INTA Castelar; and the other one provides technical support due to an agreement of Technological Relation with the Institute of Microbiology and Agricultural Zoology (IMYZA, by its Spanish acronym) that is in charge of monitoring and controlling the production of inoculants for soy before their commercialization.
A few years ago the company began a process of expansion into new international markets, starting with neighboring countries which demands biologic products of high quality and competitive price.
Our strategy is to promote partnerships with professional teams that allow us to develop our products and the practice of seed treatment with biological products that improve yields and make it a more sustainable agriculture.
In that way LABORATORIOS CKC ARGENTINA S.A. proposes several partnerships with local players to develop and trade our Bio products. Giving to them all the necessary support to make our products be a differential product to increase their offer to the clients.
In the region CKC is doing business with partners in Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia with presence in soybean with inoculants and in Corn, wheat and sorghum markets with Growth promoters. Starting in Brasil with soy inoculants.
Our Expansion plan continues in Africa making registers in Biofertilizants Rhizoflo Premium for Corn, sorghum and wheat crops and inoculants for Peas and alfalfa in Kenya. In short time also enters in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe markets.