Unichem is the leading Slovene company producing high-quality products for the care and protection of plants, with the special focus on ecological gardening and effective protection of living spaces against insects, mice and rats.
Its subsidiaries can be found in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and America. Unichem is also highly active as an exporter – it export into most of the European counties, as well as the US and some Asian, African and South American countries. In foreign markets, especially in the five countries where the subsidiaries are located, Unichem ranks very high on the market.
Unichem d.o.o. was founded in 1989 by Mile Radivojević, a graduate of chemical engineering, as the first private company to produce garden and home products that are based on its own development and production services. He led it for almost 30 years until his retirement, and today Unichem is a modern, well-equipped company, technologically and information-wise, that has registered products in over 60 countries around the world and is the leading Slovenian manufacturer of plant nutrition and protection products (organic fertilizers, substrates, special fertilizers and organic plant protection agents) and protection agents against insects and rodents (insecticides and rodenticides). In foreign markets, especially in 5 countries where it has subsidiaries (Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland), it occupies an important market place. In almost 34 years of growth, Unichem significantly increased revenues and the share of exports in total sales, which is now over 70%.
The quality of business operations and the developmental drive is ensured by all employees, of whom there are currently 150 in the company at home and abroad. The company is distinguished by its young and educated team of experts (agronomists, chemists, machinists, psychologists, lawyers, economists, etc.). The company has also significantly increased its range of products, currently over 250, and they are rounded off by the highly recognisable brands Plantella and Bio Plantella as well as Effect and Ratimor.
Unichem is especially known for the unique GAIA Club with the GAIA magazine with over 50,000 amateur gardeners – members and followers of the club – and, of course, for our websites: the Unichem company in the Slovenian and English language versions and 5 languages of subsidiary companies: plantella.si, plantella.hr, ratimor-effect-pestcontrol.com, klubgaia.com. For its efforts in developing organic products under the BIO PLANTELLA brand, the company received numerous awards at the national level.
It is important to know that all of Unichem’s products are the result of domestic knowledge and development and are oriented towards the production of products that are ecological, environment-friendly and made from completely natural ingredients and yet are effective when it comes to disease and pest prevention, and increase healthy plant growth.
In Unichem we strive to attain long-lasting relationships in all levels – with the end customers, business partners and employees. As a biocidal product producer we are actively involved in all the registration procedures, as defined in the Regulation (EU) No 528/2012. We do business with some of the largest European companies and can help attain the necessary registrations for easier foreign market entrance.
Unichem’s leading trademarks are:
Plantella - plant stimulators: universal, special and long-lasting fertilizers, bio-fertilizers, soil and accessories
Bio Plantella - ecological stimulators and plant protection: bio-fertilizers, vitamin additives, protection products, fungicides and pesticides
Effect - environmentally friendly insect protection: universal and specialized insecticides against flying and crawling insects
Ratimor - rodent control: rodenticides for effective rodent control