UPL Launches New ‘NPP’ Business Unit

Published online: Jul 01, 2021 Articles
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UPL, a world leader in sustainable agriculture products and solutions, has announced the launch of “NPP”—Natural Plant Protection—a new global business unit housing UPL’s comprehensive portfolio of natural and biologically derived agricultural inputs and technologies.

“The creation of NPP is just one example of how UPL is living out its OpenAg mission—by providing new, innovative agronomic solutions that alleviate the challenges growers have in sustainable ways,” says Craig Brekkas, head of UPL North America. “There is so much excitement in the U.S. market surrounding biosolutions, and we are pleased that UPL will be a global leader in bringing these new solutions to row crop and specialty growers in North America and the rest of the world.”

NPP will act as a standalone brand, consolidating UPL’s existing biosolutions portfolio, network of R&D laboratories and facilities worldwide, which currently accounts for 7 percent of UPL’s total revenues.

NPP’s global offering will continue to benefit from UPL’s extensive global distribution footprint, drawing on innovation, research and development capabilities, and will be supported by UPL’s unique, proven ability to rapidly bring products to market on a global scale.

NPP’s extensive portfolio will play a vital role addressing farmers’ pain points—including abiotic stress, soil health, residues and resistance management—in developed and developing agricultural markets alike.

One of NPP’s greatest strengths will be the company’s ability to cross-pollinate innovation across regions, understanding and learning from the needs of one market to increase the speed and depth of penetration into another market. NPP will be agile in adding products and platforms to its portfolio, creating global partnerships and training programs, contributing to environmental sustainability, farmer resilience and improving food value chains worldwide.