Finchimica’s factory is the largest integrated plant in the world
for the production of dinitroanilines, highly complex active ingredients, among the best known and appreciated products on the crop protection market and also by farmers, our end users.

The Manerbio facility

Our synthesis plant is located in Manerbio, in the province of Brescia (Italy), it covers an area of over 50,000 square meters and its production capacity is more than 10,000 tons per year.
The main technological know-how of the plant is related to fluorination, nitration, and amination.
Every year, more than 2,5 million euros are invested in maintenance, improvements, and expansion.
Finchimica’s factory is the largest integrated plant in the world for the production of dinitroanilines (trifluralin, ethalfluralin, and benfluralin).

The Manerbio plant also produces some chemical intermediates, one of those is used in the synthesis of the insecticide fipronil.
An interesting production niche is related to approximately 30,000 tons/year of co-products, in particular watery solutions of hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, and sulfuric acid, a market that Finchimica was able to enhance over the years thanks to the optimization of its processes: a responsible choice that turned into a business opportunity.

Production is organized over three shifts, active for 11 months a year, and makes use of a cutting-edge Quality Control laboratory, equipped with the most advanced instruments for quality and environmental controls.
The plant comes under Seveso Directive according to the Legislative Decree n.105 of 2015, and it is compliant to the most restrictive Quality, Environment, and Safety certifications – a process started already in the Nineties.

The plant employs more than 30 highly specialized shift workers who, with responsibility and extreme technical competence, control and manage our automated systems.

Every year Finchimica carries out more than 1,500 hours of training, on average.
We collaborate with public bodies and authoritative private institutions for professional training; going beyond what the law requires, we provide a plan of qualifications for operating the systems and services that we have acquired over the years.
This guarantees the maximum safety – in operations, for the environment, for the health of workers and of the community in which we operate.