Expocida Iberia 2018 took place in Madrid, on 22th and 23rd of February. The fair brought together more than 400 participants, all professionals involved in the sector of Pest Control, whether they were organizations, companies, or administrations.
The 2018 Fair took account of the high number of participants, and not only displayed their newest products in a great exhibition area, but also offered conference programs regarding the innovation and latest trends of the Pest Control sector.
Such meetings between the most important companies and brands of the industry are highly important, as they are meant to share with the public and the rest of the participants, their knowledge about the newest innovations in this field, as well as to bring up relevant topics that are of great interest to all the participants. Asking questions, sharing knowledge and reaching solutions is the best way to enrich the industry and make sure the products developed henceforth will be the best brands can offer to their clients.
The Congress covered discussions regarding issues such as:
- key aspects in pest control
- strategies against vectors and emerging diseases
- alternatives to current rodenticides
- deratization in more sensitive environments
Over 40 exhibitors participated at the fair, bringing forward their latest products and solutions for pest control issues, as well as environmental health ones.
As the exhibition was sponsored by large companies such as Basf, Bayer, Pelsis, PestNet and Syngenta, some of the exhibitor companies were national and international smaller ones. Information regarding some of the sponsors and participants and photos of their stalls can be found below.
BASF is a German chemical company with subsidiaries in over 80 countries in the world. It currently produces a wide range of chemicals such as solvents, amines, resins, glues or electronic-grade chemicals, but they also place great emphasis on production of fertilizers and pesticides. This latter division produces fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Investing in research and development of new products each year, BASF Urban and Rural Pest Control delivers smart solutions for pest management professionals.
Bayer AG is a German multinational, chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences company. Being first known for the development of aspirin, Bayer has grown throughout the years and expanded its research in the industry of pest control as well. The Bayer CropScience part of the company has developed crop protection products such as pesticides, alongside other means of non-agricultural pest control, as it produces various fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and some crop varieties.
Syngenta is a Swiss biotechnology company, focused on producing pesticides, seeds and flowers. It has five product lines for pesticides, more exactly herbicides, non-selective herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and seed care, and also three product lines which focus on the development of corn, soya and other field crops vegetables. They focus not only on farm pest control, but also on residential and commercial one, developing a broad portfolio of products that match any need, in any situation.
Based in the UK, Pelsis has developed leading brands for commercial markets of the industry. They specialise in flying insect control, bird control, general pest control and washroom hygiene solutions. As they focus on their relationship with their customers, Pelsis have developed world class products, that manage to satisfy the needs of their customers, as well as their end users. They have several global sites, employing people across the globe. This international team offers high quality services such as customer support, sales and market leading advice.
A list of some of the brands they have developed throughout the years:
- Insect-O-Cutor (flying insect control solutions provider)
- Network (bird control products)
- Synergetic (flylights)
- Tanaco (pest control and weed control products)
- Pest-Stop (pest control product for the retail market)
- Denka (biocides, plant protection products and veterinary medicines)
Tifone is a company established in 1955, as the first manufacturer of advanced advanced air-sprinkler equipment for orchards and plant cultures, which at that time, was made with hand lances and long hoses placed hundreds of feet on the ground and in the mud. As innovators, Tifone has then developed in 1965 the ‘Citizen line’, a family or sprayers based on a new concept of multi-orientable spray-cannons, that has helped since with pest control and environment protection. They have become market leaders in Europe, and especially in Italy, when it comes to manufacturing pest control equipment.
Dealing with rodent control products and ways in which to fight rats and mice, Bell Laboratories produce the highest quality rodenticides, tamper resistant bait stations, glue boards, attractants and traps. As they have a wide range of products developed and produced through innovation, they have become a market leader of the pest control industry.
Biocides Solutions is a Spanish company specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of biocidal products for professional use (rodenticides, insecticides, disinfectants, supplements), in public hygiene and food industry. They have developed new technologies in formulations and production techniques, excelling in quality and quantity as well. Their products range from rodenticides, insecticides, to disinfectants and application equipment.
EKOMMERCE PEST CONTROL
EKOMMERCE PEST CONTROL is a company dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of ecological solutions and products in the environmental sector. Created in Italy, the company has expanded in different parts of Europe. Their catalogue contains different types of products meant for pest control, such as: UV light lamps against flying insects, repellents against birds, application equipment, products for odor control and solutions meant for insect control.
Yanco is a Liverpool based manufacturer, dealing with insecticide solutions, product development and environmental care. They develop and manufacture affordable products, striving to help combat a range of issues around the world. They have partnered with Bayer Cropscience to envelop new products, and have also created a successful brand “Rambo”, in West Africa, aiming to increase its range as leader in the pest control industry.
Manufacturing and marketing sprayers and foggers used in the pest control industry, Longray has developed a wide range of products, to suit the needs of all of their customers. They serve partners and customers in more than 130 countries, sharing their experience, through trainings and technical help. The main products they pride themselves with are thermal foggers and ULV foggers, meant to fight pests, while also taking into consideration public health, and maintaining a clean environment.
Kwizda is an Austrian established group, involved in crop protection and fertilisers across Europe. Through their Kwizda Biocides branch, they have developed products meant to preserve the environment while also dealing with plant protection and pest control.
One of their brands is Dobol, which has been developed as several types of pest control products. The most known are fumigators, microgranules, gel bait for cockroaches and ants, and aerosols.
Gallery of pictures taken at Expocida Iberia in Madrid.