Founded in 1985 by João Colofatti, in the small town of Bela Vista do Paraíso, in the north of the Paraná State, Belagrícola has done justice to the name of the city in which it was 35 years ago: it has evolved from a retailer of agricultural products to become one of the ten largest distributors of inputs and suppliers of soybean, corn and wheat in the country.
Currently, in addition to Paraná, it is also present in the states of São Paulo and Santa Catarina, with branches serving more than 200 cities. From the seeds to the selling of the harvest, the company is one of the largest solution providers for the rural producer. With a broad portfolio of products and services based on state-of-the-art technology, it offers inputs and technical advice using integrated business and service platforms, which include soil preparation and planting, crop monitoring, supply and application of high technology inputs, harvesting, storage and selling of the harvest.
Claiton José Silveira de Souza, executive manager of infrastructure and operations of the company, explains that the cleaning and storage of grains is one of the success factors of Belagrícola's operations because, as the winter crop of the off-season corn has intensified in recent years, the soybean behavior in the summer harvest has changed, producing an excess of impurity also in the harvest, since the entire cultivation cycle throughout the year became shorter in general. “The excess of impurities impairs the cleaning efficiency and performance, which, in addition to the losses, produced risk of fire in the dryers and increased energy and labor costs. Therefore, investing in maintaining the quality of grains with an advanced cleaning and storage system has become a fundamental differential”, he points out.