The Plant 2017-10-27T19:20:09+00:00

Finchimica’s facility is the Western world’s largest integrated plant
for the production of dinitroanilines, high-complexity active ingredients
that are among the most well-known and appreciated by the plant
protection products market and by farmers, the final users.

The Manerbio facility

Our synthesis plant in Manerbio, in the province of Brescia, covers more than
50,000 square metres including 6,300 square metres of floor space, and produces
in excess of 10,000 tons per year. The facility’s primary technological know-how
is in fluorination, nitration, and amination, both with amine and with anhydrous ammonia.
Every year, more than € 2.5 is invested in maintenance, upgrades, and expansion.
Finchimica’s facility is the Western world’s largest integrated plant for the production
of dinitroanilines (trifluralin, ethalfluralin, and benfluralin), high-complexity active
ingredients that are among the most well-known and appreciated by the
plant protection products market and by farmers, the final users.

The Manerbio plant also makes some chemical intermediates,
one of which used to synthesize the insecticide fipronil. An interesting production
niche involves approximately 30,000 tons/year of co-products, and in particular watery solutions
of hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, and sulfuric acid, a market that Finchimica
has enhanced over the years by optimizing its processes: a choice of responsibility
that has been transformed into a business opportunity.

Production is organized in three shifts active 11 months a year,
relying on a cutting-edge Quality Control laboratory equipped with the latest instruments
for quality and environmental controls. The plant comes under Seveso Legislation
in accordance with Legislative Decree no. 105 of 2015, and has one of the most restrictive Quality,
Environment, and Safety certifications – a process already begun in the 1990s.

The plant employs more than 30 highly specialized shift workers who,
with responsibility and extreme technical skill, monitor and oversee our automated systems.

Every year, on average, more than 1,500 hours of training are utilized.
We work alongside public bodies and authoritative private institutions
for professional development, and, beyond what the law requires,
we provide a plan of qualifications for operating the systems and services
we have acquired over the years. This guarantees the utmost safety – in operations,
for the environment, and for the health of the workers and of the community where we work.