Technical Sales Agents’ TIMAC AGRO from father to son

The job as TSAs is based on passion. Like Éric in France or Ahmet in... View Article

The job as TSAs is based on passion. Like Éric in France or Ahmet in Turkey, who share their experience with their sons Georges-Éric and Mustafa, and many of our TSAs do the same job, from father to son. Handing down the profession in a way our TIMAC AGRO community is proud of. It proves that this profession is a pleasure, involving dialogue and commitment that draws in generation upon generation.


Some TSAs testimonials

“I saw the support TIMAC AGRO France gave to my father over the years. I like this type of working atmosphere, so I applied for a job as a TSA. Among farmers, the TIMAC AGRO TSA is known and valued as the fertilisation specialist. Human relationships are the foundation of our trade.” Georges-Éric Lambert, France. (left side of the photo)


“I told my son that the job of a TSA involved taking pleasure in success, without taking the failures to heart. The keys to the job are dynamism and charisma. These qualities allow us to enjoy our time with our clients and appreciate their positive and pleasant characteristics.” Éric Lambert, France. (right side of the photo)


“I have been working for TIMAC AGRO Avrasya since 2015. My father is a farmer and a TSA, which is how I knew about the efficacy of TIMAC AGRO’s products before joining the company. Today, I am proud to support the farmers: for me, TIMAC AGRO is a byword for quality and reliability. My personal experience is that it is an advantage to work with my father: we are stronger together!” Mustafa Altinisik, Turkey.


“I have been working for TIMAC AGRO for over 9 years and I am proud of the technology the company uses. Thanks to the efficacy of the TIMAC AGRO products on plant nutrition, the agricultural yields are increasing. I also take advantage of my son’s energy, and his youth and enthusiasm.” Ahmet Altinisik, Turkey.

The potato sector

TIMAC AGRO has been improved the performance of the Fruit, Vegetable and Industrial crops sectors... View Article

TIMAC AGRO has been improved the performance of the Fruit, Vegetable and Industrial crops sectors thanks to its ATCs skills. They are the ones who are close to the farmers, who are aware of the reality on the field and playing a key role. By offering the best solutions, they are helping them to produce better, and crop after crop they are promoting the reputation of TIMAC AGRO’s solutions with each invested sector. These efforts can be rewarded with a contract agreement with major industrial players, as our teams succeeded to do in Italy and Poland.

The potato sector is divided into 3 sub-sectors that feed 4 markets:

Ware potatoes: fresh product market + industrial market (ware or processed potatoes);
Starch: for the pulp and paper industry, the food industry, for materials such as textiles, etc;
Plants: for vegetable plant propagation.

Poland: a key potato market

With 300,000 ha of crops and 7.7 million tonnes of potatoes harvested each year, Poland is one of the biggest European markets for potatoes. To improve production, TIMAC AGRO Polska supports farmers in developing and monitoring their fertilisation plans. Our subsidiary also attempts to resolve climate change problems that affect the production of this plant at this latitude. To help the sector grow, TIMAC AGRO Polska directs its advice depending on consumer taste and according to the requirements of the potato industry (texture, shape, size, dry matter, reducing sugar content, etc.)

CMI’s biogas team at IBBK in Germany

The Animal Nutrition teams from the CMI took part in the IBBK biogas, International Biogas... View Article

The Animal Nutrition teams from the CMI took part in the IBBK biogas, International Biogas and Bioenergy Center, at Schwabisch Hall, Germany on 16th and 17th October.  This event brought together 170 people and 20 nationalities, around the topic of biogas as well as litter processing and digestate.

IBBK is an independent body specialised in bioenergy. Its existence for 20 years on topics such as biogas makes it a serious partner that has already supported around forty projects.

Because of this issue, Guillaume Salomé, R&D engineer in Animal Nutrition and Frédéric Gob, head of Biogas development, made the journey in order to be close to the breakthroughs made on the subject. This congress was also the opportunity to present the CMI’s breakthroughs surrounding digestate processing with a presentation and a poster.

It is the first ever presentation given by the Animal Nutrition R&D around this issue so that the CMI Roullier can be recognised as a key player in the sector, but also to accompany the launch of a range of products dedicated to this production that we have been working on since the spring 2018 with a dedicated team. The presence of a high number of players at this event was a driving force for the implementation of partnerships thanks to successful networking. Two biogas facilities, at the cutting-edge of new processing and production techniques, were also visited after the congress.

Biogas, also called methanisation, uses organic waste, livestock manure or silage to produce natural gas which will be injected either in the gas network or used to feed a cogenerator in order to produce electricity and heat. This circular economy uses residues of organic matter in order to supply housing with energy in the form of gas, electricity and heat.

Northern Europe has always been innovative surrounding environmental issues with Germany which is one of the cradles of biogas. Today it is the most advanced countries in the world in this energy production because it has almost 10,000 methanisors.


TIMAC AGRO Brasil – winner of the Soybean Maximum Productivity Competition in Brazil

TIMAC AGRO Brasil is the winner of the Soybean Maximum Productivity Competition in Brazil for... View Article

TIMAC AGRO Brasil is the winner of the Soybean Maximum Productivity Competition in Brazil for the third time.   

The 2018 Soybean Maximum Productivity Contest in Brazil once again highlighted TIMAC AGRO’s customers. Brazilian champion Gabriel Bonato harvested 7.6 tonnes per hectare using TIMAC AGRO products.

The first of the Irrigated Category, customer Vitor Ceolin, used the same technologies and harvested 6.7 tonnes per hectare. The national average is only 3.3 tonnes / ha.  

TIMAC AGRO’s technologies enable producers to exceed their productivity records each year.
In 2015 and 2016, TIMAC AGRO’s customers were already in first place in the national competition, where more than 6000 participants are registered each year.  

The competition is organised every year in Brazil by the Strategic Committee of Soy Brazil (CESB). The aim is to encourage the development of new profitable and sustainable farming practices for maximum yield of the crop.


For more information about TIMAC AGRO Brasil:  Website / YouTube / Facebook


AfterSpace : an AfterWork organized by TIMAC AGRO at the Château d’Apigné in Rennes

On last Wednesday, September 12, on the occasion of the international exhibition for animal production... View Article

On last Wednesday, September 12, on the occasion of the international exhibition for animal production (SPACE 2018), our HR teams from TIMAC AGRO France and TIMAC AGRO International organized together an AfterWork at the Château d’Apigné.

The purpose of this event, held in a human size format, was to make us known in an original and friendly way. First of all, Nicolas Vermersh (Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier Director), Cyril de Bernis (Centre-Normandie Agro-Supply Director) and Jean-Baptiste Moussière (Regional Director within TIMAC AGRO France) presented their professional background and experiences in our company.

The evening continued with a special edition of the “Burger Quiz show” dedicated to agriculture. Finally, the participants were able to meet other internal ambassadors during a cocktail.




TIMAC AGRO España – Action Against Hunger partner with Fertilizer Against Hunger

In December 2017, TIMAC AGRO España has launched the solidarity initiative “Fertilizers against Hunger” in... View Article

In December 2017, TIMAC AGRO España has launched the solidarity initiative “Fertilizers against Hunger” in support of Action Against Hunger. This action aims to fight hunger by improving access and management of agricultural resources production and livestock production in the most disadvantaged areas.

1 Sharing = 1 KG of fertilizer

TIMAC AGRO España is committed to offer 1 kg of fertilizer for each sharing of the solidarity video created for this initiative. The video, available since December 12 on the YouTube channel of TIMAC AGRO España, aims to raise awareness and involve the company in this cause.

FAO warns about the progress of hunger in the world.

After nearly 10 years of progressive decline in global malnutrition, the FAO report, released in September 2017, reveals that 11% of the population suffers from hunger, which represent 815 million people, 38 million more than the previous year.

The positive contribution of fertilizers

According to the FAO, 50% of the world’s agricultural and livestock production is achieved through the appropriate use of fertilizers. Therefore, its promotion contributes directly to the fight against hunger.

More than 8,500 views in just 13 days

The video quickly became viral with more than 8,500 views in just 13 days. Various associations, media, companies of the sector, distributors, customers and collaborators of TIMAC AGRO didn’t hesitate to join the cause which in a few hours was shared through the different social networks.

A satisfying start for a video aimed at raising society’s awareness of the problems of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

TIMAC AGRO España and Action Against Hunger

This action marks the beginning of a relationship between the two organizations in their attempt to contribute to the improvement of agricultural and livestock production in the most disadvantaged areas and, consequently, to the fight against hunger.


Find more information on http://www.timacagro.es/ and https://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/


€120,000 in global funding on the occasion of the Groupe Roullier Innovation Awards

Organised by Groupe Roullier and its Centre Mondial de l’Innovation, “the Innovation Awards Groupe Roullier 2018” will... View Article

Organised by Groupe Roullier and its Centre Mondial de l’Innovation, “the Innovation Awards Groupe Roullier 2018” will reward two researchers or research laboratories for the value of their dossiers in relation to the Group’s areas of expertise in Plant Nutrition. Each of the two Competition winners will be offered the opportunity to develop their research project over the course of a year in collaboration with Groupe Roullier with €60,000 of funding. Candidates can submit their projects on the dedicated website www.innovation-awards-roullier.com until 28 February 2018.

The competition is open to all researchers and laboratories across the world working in the following areas:

  • Plant nutrition
  • Natural plant and marine substances
  • Soil life and soil science
  • Biostimulation and Biocontrol
  • Biotechnology and plant engineering

The aim of this Prize is to promote scientific collaboration and innovation, as well as to develop research activities in Plant Nutrition. The dossiers submitted on the dedicated website www.innovation-awards-roullier.com before 28/02/2018 will be examined by a jury of international experts. The winners will receive their awards at the prize-giving which will take place in Saint-Malo in June 2018.

The creation of this competition follows on from the opening of the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier at the end of 2015. A true driver of growth and a major player in the field of Plant and Animal Nutrition, it brings together around one hundred doctors and researchers from across the globe. Its opening also accelerated the number of international scientific partnerships, which increased from 70 to more than 100 in just a few months.


Phosph’or: the multifunction fertiliser app encounters its public TIMAC AGRO France

TIMAC AGRO France, leading supplier of phosphate fertilisers in France, launched last June a tool... View Article

TIMAC AGRO France, leading supplier of phosphate fertilisers in France, launched last June a tool dedicated for tablets and smartphones, filling a gap in the market. Designed for phosphate fertilisation, this free tool is available to all and has as its goal to create awareness, help in decision making and take part in a commercial relay.

We started from a rather alarming realisation, that there was an overall impoverishment of soils in phosphorus. In the past years, a lot of farmers have been leaving aside the fertilisation of phosphate without realising the risks they were taking to their crops.  And in the field, there was no advising tool that was up-to-date.” recalls Mickaël Laune, Operational Marketing and Communication Manager at TIMAC AGRO France about the Phosph’or app developed in 2017 by the Group.

Available on smartphones and tablets, the app was developed for direct use by farmers. It consists of two modules: a teaching module on the interest of phosphate fertilisation and another dedicated to the individualised diagnosis of phosphorus fertilisation.

With the latter, the farmer is asked to provide information for the plot he wishes to diagnose, the results of his soil tests, the details of his last phosphorus intake, soil type, pH, location, and its performance objective among a choice of forty different cultures.

In less than a minute, the app presents a recommendation.  If the farmer does not have a soil analysis, he can locate – manually or by the integrated GPS function – the parcel that he wishes to diagnose and obtain advice according to the cantonal databases of INRA (1). The recommendations are based on the Comifer method (French committee for the study and development of rational fertilisation), recognised and proven by profession.

Two months after the launch, on June 1st, 2017, and approximately twenty articles published in the agricultural press, the app had recorded 1,700 downloads in Google and Apple-store.

A commercial relay

It took us four months to develop this app. We were able to do it so quickly because we had already developed the know-how,” says Mickaël Laune. Historically, the Agro supplies Direction Normandie-Centre de TIMAC AGRO France had already constructed their own tool. It is a ruler, still in field service, which offers the same diagnostic and recommendation features as the current application. The app is largely inspired by this ruler and was also thought of as a commercial tool. In fact, following its diagnosis, it can offer farmers the most appropriate amendments from TIMAC AGRO France’s range. A contact form available on the app then allows the users to get in touch with a commercial team of TIMAC AGRO France. In the field, the TSAs/ATCs (Technical Sales Agents) can also use Phosph’or as a tool to sensitise their customers on the lack of phosphorus in their soil. They realise in a few moments a first diagnosis with the farmer. TIMAC AGRO France also hopes to gather data on soil fertility. In the long run, this data could, after analysis of their reliability, help refining the soil mapping of INRA.

In the end, the app would become even more relevant in the diagnosis of phosphorus needs and the recommendation of customised solutions.

(1)    National Institute of Agricultural Research (France)


TIMAC AGRO Brasil : 20th anniversary

The Group’s history in Brazil began in the late 1990s. “Mr Roullier wanted to invest... View Article

The Group’s history in Brazil began in the late 1990s. “Mr Roullier wanted to invest in Brazil. In 1997, he sent a farmer employee who knew the Latin American business world to find a fertilizer factory that would allow him to begin operating in Brazil.” Recalls Philippe Vignon. This led to the 1997 joint venture with the Centralsul cooperative, which operated a fertilizer factory in Rio Grande in southern Brazil. Three years later, our Group took on full ownership of this manufacturing operation.

In just two decades, Brazil has risen to become a leading pioneer within Groupe Roullier. Today, the country is home to our largest commercial team anywhere in the world, with over 600 Technical Sales Assistants (ATCs). More solid fertilisers are sold in Brazil than in any other country. It is also home to two high-performance model factories. Rio Grande and Cadeias, the former of which has the largest production capacity of any facility in the Group.

“We had to learn to understand this complex country and transfer the values of Groupe Roullier to Industrial sites which were already in operation. At this time, the Group’s only business activities in Portugal were commercial, and so we didn’t have any industrial managers who could speak Portuguese. Slowly but surely, we came to understand Brazil. It is a complex country, especially in terms of its financial sector, and. One which regularly endures severe economic crises like the one we are currently experiencing. Fortunately, our affiliate boosts the ability to count on high-quality commercial terms, both industrial and administrative, which have allowed us to navigate these last two decades with only a few blips and huge amounts of success. TIMAC AGRO Brasil is ready to ensure scure development over the next 20 years period.”

Phillipe Vignon, Agrosupply General Manager for TIMAC AGRO Brasil