It’s been more than 100 years since Herbert H. Dow uttered the words that have become the catalyst for the spirit of innovation at Dow. As part of our business of rearranging atoms and reshaping molecules to create new materials and new technologies, our innovations help contribute to a more sustainable world. Dow has dedicated the past 115 years to advancing science and technology to pioneer innovative chemical products that address the most essential human needs.
Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com
Dow in Romania
Dow has been present in Romania since 1965 through different local foreign trade agencies and in 1990 established a Representative office in the country. Currently Dow is operating in Romania out of offices in Bucharest, with the legal entity Dow Chemical Romania and a Representation office of Dow AgroSciences Export SAS. Dow Chemical Romania is selling in Romania state of the art solutions, connecting chemistry and innovation, which we believe can generate new ways to solve both local and global challenges. The four trends present in Romania serve as the focus of Dow’s market driven strategy: Agricultural, Consumer & Life Style, Energy, Infrastructure & Transportation.
Dow AgroSciences, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, develops leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing population in the world. Dow AgroSciences began as the plant sciences business of Dow. A joint venture with Eli Lilly and Company in 1989 created DowElanco. With a focus on sustainable agriculture, DowElanco combined the leading chemistries of The Dow Chemical Company with those of the agricultural division of Eli Lilly. In 1997, The Dow Chemical Company acquired full ownership of the business and named the business Dow AgroSciences. Today, the business employ more than 8,000 people worldwide, and the 2013 global sales were $7.1 billion (U.S.). Dow AgroSciences supplies products and services to customers in around 140 countries, with production facilities in 35 countries. (More about Dow AgroSciences: www.dowagro.com.)
In 2008, Dow AgroSciences celebrated 30 years of market presence of its products in Romania. In the early 1970s the business entered the market with 2,4-D herbicides and then founded technical representative in Romania in the early 1990s. Currently, Dow AgroSciences portfolio in Romania includes 19 plant protection products, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides for the agricultural and horticultural markets, providing solutions to the economic and technological needs of Romanian farmers. An important addition to the product portfolio for Dow AgroSciences was the launch and marketing of its seeds platform called Dow Seeds. Dow Seeds business activities are primarily focused on three crops: maize, sunflower and oilseed rape. In Romania, Dow Seeds focuses on sunflowers and corn hybrids. The Dow AgroSciences product portfolio is available in the Romania market through long standing partnerships, national and regional distributors. (More about Dow Seeds: www.dowseeds.eu.)