Planters Products, Inc. was established in 1963 as one of the leading Agricultural Chemical Companies in the Philippines. In 1970, it was purchased by the Sugar Producers Cooperative Marketing Association, the country's largest cooperative of sugar planters, and renamed Planters Products, Incorporated (PPI).
Its primary focus is the manufacturing, production, trading, and marketing of agrochemical products. At present, PPI has twelve (12) brands of crop protection chemicals consisting of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and molluscicides.
PPI's agricultural products are sold throughout the Philippines through a mega network of more than 1000 distributors, dealers, outlets, and special accounts nationwide.
In 1972, the Government launched a massive food production program, which included Masagana 99, enabling the Philippines to achieve self-sufficiency in rice for the first time. For ten years, Planters Products, Inc., supplied 70% of the fertilizer requirement of the whole country. During that period, the Company owned and operated a fertilizer plant with a production capacity of 220,000 MT and sold an annual average of 490,340 MT of various fertilizer grades including NP/NPK, urea, ammonium sulfate and muriate of potash.
Planters Products, Inc. also plays a leading role in the transfer of modern agricultural technology to farmers. The Company introduced Filipino farmers to the efficient and economical use of fertilizers. Our modern, fully equipped soil laboratories conduct free analysis on samples provided by farmers and plantation managers. Based on the results, laboratory personnel can make their recommendations regarding the proper kind and volume of fertilizer that should be applied.
In March 5, 2007, PPI and Grand Asia Capital Corporation (GACC) entered a joint-venture agreement for the development of PPI's properties in Limay, Bataan. The 60/40 venture in favor of GACC has enabled the growth and operation of these properties into a multi-use industrial park.
On April 23, 2007, the new site of PPI's Formulating Plant was established. Since then, PPI's Formulating Plant has been located at Carmelray Industrial Park in Calamba, Laguna.
PPI also entered a joint-venture with CDC Holdings on July 16, 2007 to develop its Santa Ana property into clusters of mid-rise residential condominiums called "Manila Rivercity."