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Founded in 1926 as a mining and chemical company, Sapec has expanded its activities as an industrial holding operating under 5 business units, mainly in the Iberian Peninsula, with a core focus on crop protection and nutrition. Sapec is listed on Euronext Brussels.

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Annual communication 2011 of the Sapec Group

Report on the activity and consolidated results for the 2011 financial year of the Sapec Group

The Company operates 5 business units:

Crop protection & crop nutrition

This business unit represents the core business of Sapec and consists in the formulation, packaging and distribution on the Iberian Peninsula of phytosanitary products earmarked for crop protection and crop nutrition. The product portfolio is mainly made up of generic products distributed under the brand names of the subsidiary companies.

Chemical products distribution and environment  

Incorporates the packaging and distribution in Portugal of chemical products to the construction, car manufacturing, paper, environment and chemical sectors in particular.

Agro commodities distribution

In Portugal, as well as in Spain, the Group developed a significant business importing and distributing raw materials for animal feeds such as cereals, cereal substitutes and proteins


The business focuses today on two activities: on the one hand, the port handling of bulk products and cars and on the other hand the development of a network of multimodal land-based terminals in Portugal


This business generates and sells hydraulic energy via 13 mini power stations situated in Spain, with a total installed capacity of 55 MW. This activity is developed by the Spanish company Naturener. 


Controlled by the Velge family, Sapec is listed on Euronext Brussels with a free float of 25%. Cobepa owns 15% of Sapec and is acting in concert with the majority shareholders.

Cobepa S.A.

Cobepa S.A.
Rue de la Chancellerie 2, box 1
1000 Brussels
+ 32 2 213 32 10
+ 32 2 513 17 02

Cobepa North America Inc.

Cobepa North America Inc.
Tower 49
12 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
+1 (646) 679 5177

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH (Member of Cobepa Group)

Ibel Beteiligungsberatung GmbH
Theresienstrasse 1
80333 M√ľnchen
+32 2 213 32 10