SICIT has been the first company to introduce special fertilizers based on aminoacids & peptides in the world market in the ‘60s and it’s nowadays the undisputed leader being present in more than 50 Countries.

SICIT 2000 supplies the most important Agro-Chemical national and multinational companies worldwide, which are currently distributing the most famous and sold aminoacid-based fertilizers.

These special products are used at low rates, both by foliar spray and fertigation, and they are able to stimulate plant biological activities, improving their quality and their yield, without any residues on the crop nor environmental impact problems, because of their natural origin and their complete biodegradability.

A CHAIN OF SUCCESS FOR
OVER 50 YEARS



S.I.C.IT. S.p.A. (acronym of Società Industrie Chimiche ITaliane) was founded in 1960 in Chiampo (Vicenza) and nowadays it’s the holding and financial Company of the Group. In 2000, following an internal re-organization, two new companies were created: SICIT 2000 and SICIT CHEMITECH.

SICIT 2000 S.p.A. manufactures and sells aminoacids & peptides for agriculture. With two production units and a global production capacity of 100 MT/day of liquid products and 40 MT/day of powder products, SICIT can claim to be the worldwide biggest producer of aminoacids-based fertilisers.

Production Unit # 1 is located in Chiampo (VI) and started its activity in 1960. It was the first plant to produce special fertilizers based on aminoacids & peptides worldwide and in 2011 has been completely renewed and automated.

Production Unit # 2 is located in Arzignano (VI) and was inaugurated in 2004 and has been entirely designed by SICIT CHEMITECH engineers. With its covered area of 20,000 m2 is one of the biggest in the world, and it has been defined the “state of the art” of amino acids production facilities. The plant is in fact completely automated and equipped with the most advanced technologies. All the production phases of the entire manufacturing process are controlled by a distributed control system (DCS), consisting in more than 3,000 I/O signals, and controlled thorough a HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system.

SICIT CHEMITECH S.p.A. is the group company devoted to product Quality Control and Traceability and to the Research & Development of new formulations and processes.

The Quality Control laboratory, certified ISO 9001, daily controls both the manufacturing process phases and all final product batches, performing a complete chemical-physical and bacteriological characterisation of aminoacids and peptides. The most important analytical instruments are: Inductively coupled plasma Optical Emission Spectrophotometer (ICP-OES) for the determination of concentrations of metal and non-metal elements; four high-pressure liquid chromatographic (HPLC) lines allow to perform the determinations of Anions concentrations; Molecular Weight Distribution; Free and Total Amino-acids concentration, Chiral distribution of amino-acids (L- and D-forms); Atomic absorption spectrophotometer for the determination of metals concentrations; NC elemental analyzer for elemental analysis of nitrogen, carbon, oxygen and sulphur.

R&D Centre and Laboratory develop and test the effectiveness of new processes and new products in special pilot installations. At the same time they may ensure the production of small quantities of experimental products, even for testing at customer sites.

The traceability procedure allows to identify every single product batch. In fact, each final product batch is identified by a specific lot number, which allows to go back to the corresponding raw material through specific books managed by the Production Department. In this way a complete traceability of the material and the process is guaranteed.