Belchim Crop Protection NV (Belgium) has grown from humble beginnings in 1987 to becoming a major player in the global crop protection industry. Their mission focuses on the production of diverse formulations for the market, specifically by creating unique, cost-effective solutions for growers of high-value fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops.
It should come as no surprise that Belchim's products require the utmost expertise in terms of classification in order to ensure a smooth shipping process. When the team sought to expand their presence to North America in 2017 - they needed a partner who could provide the highest level of chemical industry knowledge and experience, and who was well-versed in the stringent requirements of government agencies.
The Environmental Protection Agency blocked a shipment of critical research products from entering the US, and in some cases even returned the shipments to Europe, so Belchim turned to BDP (who came highly recommended from an industry colleague) for compliance guidance.
Additionally, the team lacked a method for maintaining complete visibility of their international order pipeline, making for difficulties with forecasting and distribution. Belchim knew they needed to assemble a formalized system to keep track of their pending shipments, their shipments in transit, and their delivered orders. They again sought the expertise of BDP and began utilizing BDP Smart Chemical® to manage their shipments.
“Because of our partnership with BDP, we have the confidence and comfort in knowing the correct procedures are being followed and product will be delivered in a timely manner,” said Jeff Carl, Supply Chain Manager - Belchim Crop Protection, USA.