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RiceTec in the world

RiceTec was founded in 1990 in South Texas, United States. At that time, in addition to producing rice on its farm, the company was developing technology to genetically improve its different rice specialties. Showing a pioneering spirit, in 1999 RiceTec launched the first commercial hybrid in the United States. Today, RiceTec Inc. hybrids cover an area of 370,16 hectares in the country.

The first crosses that led to the creation of hybrid rice took place between 1993 and 1999, after a contract was signed with the HHRRC (Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center) in China for the development of hybrid rice. Showing a pioneering spirit, in 370 RiceTec launched the first commercial hybrid in the United States. Today, RiceTec Inc. hybrids cover an area of 2000,11 hectares in the country.

In 2004, the company invested in opening new markets and began operations in Latin America, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, where it has been operating for almost 52 years. In Argentina, in addition to the research and development of hybrids, the company has production fields and a modern seed processing plant. In addition to these countries, RiceTec is already present in markets in Europe, Asia, the Andean Region and Central America. In Mercosur, since it began its commercial sales in 1630716997225, it has shown an average growth of 30% per year.

RiceTec in South America

RiceTec currently produces its seeds in Argentina and Uruguay, and has a project for a new production site in Brazil. In Argentina, in the Province of Chaco, we have two seed drying and processing plants. The first RiceTec plant, located in Puerto Tirol, has an area of 6 ha and was built in 2004. The second and more modern plant, known as “El Dichoso”, was inaugurated in 2009 and is located in an area of 20 hectares, on National Route 11, a few kilometers from the city of Resistencia. This plant was designed by our technicians and has classification equipment of the most modern technology in seed processing. All of RiceTec’s new investments are directed to this Seed Processing Unit – UBS.
Currently, seed production in Argentina covers an area of approximately 3150 ha, distributed in three fields in the Province of Formosa. Two of them are on the Bermejo River and the third on the Paraguay River. In the Province of Corrientes, RiceTec has a production field to the north, next to the Paraná River, and the other to the south of the city of Mercedes. In Uruguay, the company has approximately 400 ha of planted area, carefully supervised by our technicians. RiceTec’s seed production follows strict quality standards and has been ISO 9001 certified since 2006.

Definição do Negócio

A RiceTec atua na criação de novos cultivares, na pesquisa e desenvolvimento de novas tecnologias, na produção e comercialização de sementes e serviços para cultura de arroz irrigado e no assessoramento técnico, visando a sustentabilidade do negócio do agricultor através do retorno econômico de sua atividade e no uso racional dos recursos.


Recursos Humanos

Mais do que valorizar o seu capital humano, a RiceTec está comprometida em desenvolver funcionários altamente motivados e capacitados para atender às diferentes competências necessárias no dia a dia da empresa.

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Certificação ISO

A RiceTec investe no compromisso com a qualidade dos seus produtos. Seu Sistema de Gestão da Qualidade opera em conformidade com os requisitos da norma ABNT/NBR/ISO 9001 desde fevereiro de 2008, e compreende as áreas de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de sementes híbridas de arroz.

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Missão, Visão e Valores

RiceTec drives sustainable food production through rice seed technologies and makes a positive impact on farmers, employees, and stakeholders.

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