The origin of Sapec dates back to 1926 with the establishment of the first industrial facility in Portugal (Setúbal), which is still in operation nowadays. Sapec initiated its activity with fertilizers development, through the exploitation of Lousal pyrite mine located in the south of Portugal. Over the years Sapec Agro Business specialized its agro portfolio, being nowadays responsible for two main business areas: Crop Protection (phytosanitary products) and Crop Nutrition (phytonutrient products), represented by 5 companies present in the 5 continents. The continuous investment in specialized human capital, new units, regulatory area, R&D and technology, along with a synergic combination of both businesses, position Sapec Agro Business as an international player in the agricultural market. In January 2017, Sapec Agro Business was acquired by Bridgepoint, an international equity fund. This step supports and reinforces the growth and the expansion strategy of the company in the following years.