A path for growth driven by passion and competence

1956

THE FIRM WAS BORN IN 1956

Its founder’s intuition was that of seeing in hide collagen a resource to be used to obtain nitrogen organic fertilizers. It is one of the longest-lived firms in the industry and its long history proves that ILSA has always been able to stay in the market with its products and meet through innovation the needs of an increasingly demanding and specialized agriculture.

1972

IN 1972 IT BECOMES THE MOST IMPORTANT ITALIAN MAKER OF ORGANIC FERTILISERS

Thanks to the acquisition of Ico S.p.A. and Valcoa S.p.A., it consolidates its leadership among the Italian makers of organic fertilsiers. In this same period it markets the first product with its own trademark, Fertorganico, still in production today.

1976

IN 1976 THE STRATEGIC CHOICE OF GIVING GREAT IMPORTANCE TO RESEARCH

The first partnership is forged with the Faculty of Agronomics of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, which lays the groundwork for the entire subsequent evolution of the ILSA research. Over the time new partnerships have been forged with a lot of universities and research institutes in Italy and abroad, promoting the constant improvement of production processes and the creation of new highly effective products.


1979

IN 1979 THE MOVE TO ARZIGNANO (VICENZA)

Being closer to the raw material from which AGROGEL® and GELAMIN®, the hydrolyzed gelatins - one solid and the other fluid - for agricultural use, are obtained, means greater production capacity, greater chance of selecting the raw material itself, more efficient logistics and lesser environmental impact from transport.


1993

IN 1993 THE ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS PLANT IS ACTIVATED

The plant for the production of liquid fertilizers marks in fact the company’s entry in this market and in the biotechnology sector. It confirms the company’s vocation to innovation, quality and care for the environment. This plant gives birth to GELAMIN®, the fluid gelatin for agricultural use from enzymatic hydrolysis, and the plant-derived products for plant biostimulation from the VIRIDEM® programme.


2001

IN 2001 THE ILSA MEDITERRANEO S.P.A. PLANT IS INAUGURATED

The production plant located in Molfetta, in the province of Bari, is the path chosen by the company to better serve the whole area of Southern Italy and meet the growing demand for its products coming from the countries of the Mediterranean basin.





2003

SINCE 2003 QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS HAVE CONFIRMED WITH FACTS OUR OPERATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

The corporate development has always gone hand in hand with a strong sense of social responsibility; environmental protection, safety at work, product safety and transparency to the outside have always been considered as corporate priorities.


2005

IN 2005 THE C.R.A. (CORPORATE REASEARCH CENTRE) IS INAUGURATED

Over 35 years of close partnerships with the most important research institutes result in the creation of the C.R.A., Corporate Research Centre, provided with growth chambers and the most modern equipment, which confirm the company’s attitude towards product and process innovation.


2007

IN 2007 THE PUBLICATION IN THE OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE HYDROLYSED GELATIN FOR AGRICULTURAL USE

Thanks to AGROGEL®, 16 March 2007 will always remain an important date in the history of ILSA: the hydrolysed gelatin for agricultural use is introduced in the law ruling the use of fertilisers in Italy.





2009

IN 2009 THE ILSA BRASIL PLANT IS ACTIVATED

In the Rio Grande Do Sul state, in an area with a strong agricultural vocation, the new plant of the subsidiary ILSA BRASIL Ltda has been started to meet the growing demand for products based on AGROGEL® and GELAMIN®.


2010

IN 2010 IT LAUNCHES THE FIRST PLANT-DERIVED BIOSTIMULANTS 

After seven years of research, following legal recognition and introduction of the Fabaceae hydrolysate in the category of products with a specific action on plants, the company presents to the market its first plant-derived biostimulant, ILSAC-ON, quickly followed by ILSASTIM+ and ILSAVIS+.


2014

IN 2014 ILSA RENEWS ITS TRADEMARK AND PRESENTS THE NEW PAY-OFF «THE GREEN EVOLUTION»

The ultimate frontier of the ILSA research generates a renewed corporate vision that is increasingly green and sustainable. With the launch of the new trademark, the new philosophy «the green evolution» is introduced: a prelude to the output of a new revolutionary range of products projecting the company into the future.






2016

IN 2016 THE SFE® (SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION) EXTRACTION PLANT IS ACTIVATED

It is a clean process that allows extracting bioactive substances without using organic solvents and involves no heat stress. Because of its very low environmental impact, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration - U.S.) has conferred the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) attribute to it. The combination between this new technology and the enzymatic hydrolysis technology has allowed the company to launch the VIRIDEM® programme, a guide to make plant-derived natural biostimulants that are efficient and can act on plant metabolism. A programme that can be summed up in a clear philosophy: «From plants for plants».



2017

IN 2017 ILSA BECAME A "LARGE COMPANY" THANKS TO THE AGREEMENT WITH BIOLCHIM S.p.A. WHICH ACQUIRED 60% OF THE SHARE CAPITAL

The most important industrial and commercial Group at a world level in the bio-stimulant sector was established. The Group also includes the Italian company - CIFO, the Canadian company - West Coast Marine Bio Processing, producer of seaweed extracts and the Hungarian company - Matècsa, producer of peats and derivatives.